Is porridge suitable for sushi?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
There are many types of rice and porridge is one of them.
Lately I have been asked if porridge is suitable for sushi. My immediate answer is no, even if it is short-grain rice.

I must say that I have never made sushi with porridge rice.
I have made rice porridge many times and the texture of the cooked porridge rice is different from cooked sushi rice.

Most people do not think about it, but it is quite important.
If the cooked sushi rice does not have the consistency as it should, it will affect the whole taste experience. Sushi rice plays a decisive role in the quality of the dining experience.
Sushi rice should be soft with firmness. They must not be raw inside, but they must be cooked.
It requires a very specific type of short-grained rice, which is grown for just that purpose.

On the Sushi course for beginners you learn which sushi rice is best suited for sushi. You will also learn how to cook the rice so that you get sushi rice of the best quality.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.