Experience The Thrill Of Making Your Own Sushi!

Do you love sushi? Do you wish that you could make it yourself? Well, you can. Making sushi is easy and you can make it right in your own home. With a little bit of practice you’ll find that You CAN make sushi yourself! You’ll need to learn the basics about sushi, but that won’t take you any time at all. Here’s a quick look at some of the things you’ll need to know to make sushi at home.

Rice

Before you head to the kitchen to make your own sushi, you need to know that there are special rices you’ll use for your rolls. Sushi rice is stickier than your regular whole grain or white rices. You need your rice to be sticky so that it holds together when you roll it up.

Rice Vinegar

Rice vinegar is much different from your distilled or apple cider vinegar’s. It’s what gives your sushi rice its distinctive taste. It also gives the rice its shiny look. Your rice vinegar will be added to the rice once it has been cooked. It’s important that you follow the directions carefully or you’ll end up with rice that is too clumpy to work with.

Seaweed

Seaweed comes in dried sheets and is used for rolling your sushi. Once you have your work space ready and your rice prepared, you’ll lay out a sheet of seaweed paper and begin preparing your sushi. One of the easiest rolls to make is the California roll. All you need is rice, vinegar, crab meat, avocado, cucumber and mayonnaise. Here’s a quick recipe for a tasty California roll.

  • Prepare your rice according to instructions on the package
  • Combine 1 cup of crab meat and 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise in a small bowl
  • Slice your avocado and cucumbers into small slivers
  • Lay out your seaweed
  • Apply a thin layer of rice to the seaweed
  • Place a layer of crab meat on the rice
  • Sprinkle the avocado and cucumber on the crab meat
  • Fold one end of the seaweed in and begin rolling your sushi roll
  • Slice your roll into 1″ thick pieces

Once you have perfected the California roll, you’ll be ready to make other types of sushi in your own kitchen. Go ahead and experience the thrill of making your own sushi.