I love sushi! What I love even more is homemade sushi! Care to try some?
Ingredients (for rice):
2 cups uncooked sushi rice
3 cups of water
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 tbs. vegetable oil
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp. salt
Directions (sushi rice):
Rinse the rice in a strainer or colander until the water runs clear. Combine with water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Rice should be tender and water should be absorbed. Cool until cool enough to handle.
In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, oil, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Cool, then stir into the cooked rice. When you pour this in to the rice it will seem very wet. Keep stirring and the rice will dry as it cools.
Any vegetables you’d like
Raw Salmon (if you like)
Lox (if you like)
Wasabi sauce (if you like)
Hot sauce (if you like)
1. Lay out your sushi nori. Get yourself a little bowl of water. Dip your fingers in. Then take a little bit of rice and pat gently on the nori. Repeat but leave short edge sides uncovered about an inch.
2. Take your vegetables and fish and lay them like the diagram shown below
3. Rolling. Take the side closest to you and start rolling it slowly and tightly so it will stay. Once you finish rolling it take a sushi mat and place the sushi on it and roll it around the sushi roll. Press tightly on the mat. Your roll will stick together the tighter it is pressed.
4. Take a knife and dip the blade in water. Cut veeery slowly so it doesn’t break. Repeat for however many noris you want to use.
Here you go – easy sushi. Enjoy and don’t forget to make a bracha!