Sushi rice is called sumeshi in Japanese. It is essential to making sushi, and contrary to what you may think, it is not just plain white rice that is used. It is cooked and then seasoned to have a tangy sweet taste.
How to Make Sushi Rice by Howcast Note to self: Don't soak the rice for 30 minutes. Don't leave the rice for more that 20 minutes while cooking and not more than 15 in the pot (the rice at the bottom will burn). It is important to fan the rice.