Sushi, soy sauce and chopsticks on wooden serving platter.

Instant Pot Sushi Rice

A fool-proof method for perfect sushi rice every time. Highly seasoned and flavorful.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword rice, sushi, sushi rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 123kcal
Author Gary White


  • 2 cups short-grain Japanese rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar


  • In a fine mesh strainer - Rinse rice under running water for about 2 minutes, Then let dry for a few minutes.
  • Add rice and water to Instant Pot and use rice setting - low pressure for 12 minutes. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to naturally release - about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl - combine white wine vinegar, rice wine vinegar, salt, and sugar. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir until completely dissolved.
  • Transfer rice to glass dish. Then using a wooden spoon, add vinegar mixture and gently mix well to combine.
  • Let cool, then use in your favorite rolls. Enjoy!



Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg