What size should you buy if you’re wanting to make sushi rice with a Hangiri?
If the Hangiri is filled to the brim with rice, there won’t be enough room to properly stir in the sushi vinegar. An appropriate amount would be filling the Hangiri half way. The larger the Hangiri (outer diameter), the more sushi rice can be made at one time.
In Japan, rice is measured in “Go(合)”, with 10 Go(合) equaling 1 “Sho(升)”.
In the case of an average Hangiri with an outer diameter of 27cm and a height of 10cm, use 2 Go. For a 39cm Hangiri, 10 Go (1 Sho) and for a 60cm Hangiri, 40 Go (4 Sho).
These Japanese measurements may be confusing, so we’ve listed the grams as well in the following table. The amount of rice is based on the weight before cooking.
After the rice has been cooked and absorbs water, the weight will be about 2.3 times heavier.
For reference, you might check the weight of the cooked rice, too.