Sushi rice is short grained and starchy rice. It is clingy and sticky due to high moisture content. The unique stickiness of this rice is what makes a good sushi and defines the character of Japanese Cuisine
Sushi rice is a steam rice which is flavoured with vinegar based seasoning, which is used for making sushi. In Japan it is known as Sumeshi
Apart from sushi this short grain rice can be used for various rice recipes for example risotto, rice pudding. It can also be stir fried or had plain with curry.
Sushi rice is naturally gluten, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar-free, which makes it an ideal source of carbs for energy