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Instant Pot Sushi Rice

Make the perfect instant pot rice for sushi. This Japanese sushi rice recipe is easy, quick and makes the best rice for sushi rolls, sushi bowls and hand rolls.
Course dinner, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Japanese
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Time for instant pot to reach full pressure. 15 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 216kcal
Author Aubrey
Cost $5


  • Instant pot, fine mesh strainer 


  • 1 cup small or medium grain rice
  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Measure rice first.
  • Rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer to remove excess starch (water should run clean). Shake off excess water.
  • Add rinsed rice and salt to instant pot.
  • Add water.
  • Add 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Cook on instant pot high pressure setting for 6 minutes (with full natural release).
  • Transfer rice to bowl.
  • Add rice vinegar evenly over rice.
  • Gently fold rice to incorporate rice vinegar, be careful notto smash rice.


Calories: 216kcal