In Japanese cuisine, a
hangiri also known as a sushi oke, sushi hangiri or rice bowl is a round, flat-bottomed wooden tub or barrel used for preparing rice for sushi.
The hangiri is used to dress and to cool the rice. After cooking, the rice is transferred to the hangiri where it is tossed with rice vinegar, salt, and sugar.
sushi hangiri are made from wood and bound with two bands. These well built Hangiri sometimes called Sushi Rice Tubs range in diameter from about 10" for use at home, up to 15.3" for use in restaurant and sushi bars.
Made of pinewood, the
hangiri or sushi oke serve to draw moisture from recently cooked rice while the large surface area allows the rice to cool down quickly.
Other Names: Sushi Hangiri, Hangiri Bowl, Sushi Oke, sushi tub and sushi rice tub