Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Going Japanese



The presentation of Japanese cuisine is very pleasing to the eye, when I started to enjoy sushi from take-outs I learned and researched on sushi. It took several attempts to make the rice the way we enjoyed and to roll the sushi. Every time I make it we try using different ingredients to roll the sushi.

Sushi rice
1 cup sticky rice
4 tbsp rice vinegar
3 to 4 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 2/3 cup water

Wash the rice and make the rice with 1 2/3 cup water and salt in the rice cooker.
Heat rice vinegar and sugar until the sugar is dissolved add the hot mixture to the cooled rice and mix.

Ingredients to place inside the sushi
fish roe
imitation crab
avocado I prefer spreading it as a paste
carrots cut like a long thin stick
cucumbers discard the inner seeds and cut into thin sticks
roasted seaweed

To serve
wasabi
pickled ginger
soya sauce
Prepare the sushi mat with cling film all around it so there is no need to clean the rice that goes in between the mat.

Lay the roasted seaweed or nori the rough side up on a sushi mat and put about 3 tbsp rice and spread with a flat spoon or hands leave about 1" of the top of the seaweed without rice. It is easier to handle the sticky rice if hands are wet, so place a bowl of water to dip the hands and spread the rice.
Place ingredients that are thinly cut in the middle of the sushi and roll tight. Keep all the rolls aside. Then cut 1" rolls and serve with wasabi, pickled ginger and soya sauce.


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10 comments:

  1. So sorry about forgetting to add this! Your submission must have gotten lost in my email account. THe sushi looks great! I've only made it from scratch once before and the rice is hard to master. I'm impressed! I've added you to the round-up!

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  2. SO beautiful! Thanks for the step by step instructions...I adore sushi and may never get around to making it...but with your tutorial, I bet I could :)

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  3. hhmmm..YUM! long time I didn't eat sushi...and yours looks Great! ^,^

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  4. Your sushi looks fabulous!! I can't roll my own for the life of me. :)

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  5. Picture-perfect and jealous - I cannot master it. I think I flunked small-finger-coordination. I love the presentation and you do make it sound easy...

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  6. Wonderful presentation and great looking and tasty sushi for sure! I agree with you that Japanese cuisine is very pleasing to the eye..so true!!
    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe for sushi!

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  7. Adore sushi - these are gorgeous!

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  8. Sooooooo perfect! winner:) thanks for sharing this.

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  9. I am getting to know sushi now and have plans to take my wife out for it for the first time this weekend. I'm not sure I am ready to try it at home, but I know where to come when I am!

    Jason

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  10. We love sushi but it is expensive to buy. Thanks for the directions to make our own. I think it will take a lot of practice to get mine looking as nice as yours does!

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