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Vinegar-flavored sushi rice

Ingredients (Serves 4)
* 2 cups (400ml) white, short-grained rice
* 1 3/4 cups (345ml) water
* 1/2 cups (100ml) rice vinegar dressing (see below)

Handai (Wooden sushi tub; a wide cooking bowl can be used as Handai)

1. Cook the rice with little less water than usual for chewy texture.

2. Put the hot rice into the Handai. Mix the vinegar dressing with the rice. Use a paper fan to cool the rice and to make it shiny.

How to prepare the rice vinegar dressing:
Ingredients: Rice vinegar 1 cup
Salt 1 1/2 tsp
Sugar 6 tbsp
Preparation: Pour the vinegar into a pan and turn on medium heat. Bring it almost to a boil. Remove from heat. Add the sugar and salt and dissolve completely. Let it cool.