Crisp Sushi-Rice Cakes

Crisp Sushi-Rice Cakes.
Photo: © Con Poulos
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 rice cakes


  • 1 cup sushi rice (rinsed)

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ½ tablespoon mirin

  • ½ teaspoon rice vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • Salt

  • Vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the rice, water, mirin, vinegar and sugar and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. Fluff the rice. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. Season with salt.

  2. Preheat the oven to 325°. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil until shimmering. For each cake, pack the rice into a 1/4 cup measuring cup; unmold and flatten slightly. Cook the cakes over moderately high heat, pressing, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Turn and cook for 4 minutes longer. Serve hot.

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