One short month ago, I had never made homemade sushi. Now? It's a near-weekly event here at our place.
Making sushi at home is easy, but can be a bit time-consuming depending on how many people you are making it for, so keep that in mind.
Without further ado, here are the 10 steps to making fabulous sushi at home.
1) Gather the ingredients/equipment. If you have one of those fancy sushi kits, that will do the trick, or you can take a trip to your local Asian market. There is even the boring (yet convenient) option of getting everything at Publix. You will need:
- Sushi rice (any short grain rice will do...you can get a 1 lb bag of Mahatma short grain rice at Publix for $.87),
- Rice vinegar
- Sheets of pressed, dried seaweed (Nori)
- Sushi rolling mat
- Your preferred sushi fillings (I like avacado, cream cheese, cucumber, and some sort of fish--I have used imitation crabmeat and cooked mahi so far)
- Soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger to go along (if you so desire!).
3) Slice your sushi fillings into strips while the sushi rice is cooking.
4) Cut a piece of seaweed in half and place on your sushi mat (I cover my mat with either saran wrap or a large plastic baggy to prevent rice from getting in the cracks and drying).
|My mom rolling some sushi|
7) Add your veggies/fish/cheese/whatever-you-want onto the edge of your seaweed.
8) Roll. When I start rolling, I find that I have to hold onto the veggies with my fingertips at first to keep them from sliding.
9) Slice your roll with a sharp knife. Tip: Dip your knife in water prior to making each slice. If you like, sprinkle the rolls with sesame seeds.
10) Enjoy your sushi with soy sauce, wasabi, and ginger. Oh so good!
Resistance is futile.
Linked to Top Ten Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays At The Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, and Delicious Dishes.