Sushi is a staple dish in Japanese culture, and Americans can't get enough of the savory dish. The dish's popularity and ways to work with it make it an appealing food to try making at home. The staple of a good sushi roll is the rice -- you want rice that is slightly sticky and able to mold together. Check out how to prepare high-quality sushi rice!
Once you've learned how to make quality sushi rice, you can expand your horizons with different ingredients.
While you need to make sure the rice you purchase achieves the right texture and consistency, that doesn't mean you're limited to just plain white rice -- try experimenting with brown rice or even quinoa as an alternative to change up your sushi's flavor.
If you want to give your rice a more diverse flavor, try playing around with the types of vinegar you cook the sugar and salt in -- common variants to rice wine vinegar include red wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar. If you feel like getting fancy, champagne is also a popular choice, although keep in mind that it's quite sweet, so reduce the sugar amount.
How your rice tastes, in the end, can be affected by what you boil it in -- if you want to add a pinch of taste, try boiling the rice in a chicken, beef or vegetable broth. For a more authentic sushi taste, a broth made of seaweed will do the trick.