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How to make sushi!

How to make sushi

For as long as I can remember, I’ve absolutely loved sushi. My mum held sushi making parties for all our friends and neighbours, and I had HEAPS of fun rolling these delicious bites, and eating my own work!

Rolling your own sushi can seem really daunting, but I promise you with the right technique and just a little bit of practice, you can also hold your very own sushi parties!

How to make sushi!
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For the rice
  1. 1 cup sushi rice
  2. 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  3. 1-2 tbsp sugar
  4. 1 tsp salt
  1. Cucumber
  2. Pickled Daikon
  3. Sashimi grade tuna
  4. Sashimi grade salmon
  5. Japanese Mayo
  6. Whatever else you'd like to have!
  7. Nori (Sushi Seaweed Sheets)
  1. Rinse the rice with cold tap water and drain. Repeat 2 or 3 times to wash away the excess starch.
  2. Place the ingredients for the rice into a rice cooker and cook according to manufacturer's instructions.
  3. Let rice cool to room temperature before using.
For the maki rolls
  1. Place nori on a sushi mat.
  2. Spread rice in a thin layer over the nori and leave a 2cm gap on the furthest end away from you.
  3. Place the fillings - not too much! - in the middle.
  4. Start rolling away from you, tightening the roll as you go.
For the inside-out rolls
  1. Wrap the sushi mat in cling wrap.
  2. Lay the nori sheet on the sushi mat.
  3. Spread the rice in a thin layer over the nori, leaving a 2cm gap.
  4. Turn it over, and make sure the gap is on the end closest to you.
  5. Fill with desired toppings. (Not too much!)
  6. Start rolling away from you, tightening the roll as you go.
  7. Cut to size.
For the hand roll
  1. Cut the nori sheet in half, and roll into a cone.
  2. Stick shut with a bit of sushi rice.
  3. Using chopsticks or a narrow spoon, add a thin layer of rice to the inside of the cone.
  4. Add toppings.
  5. Serve with soy sauce and a bit of wasabi.
  1. To keep the rice from sticking to your hands, keep a bowl of water close and keep your hands wet.
  2. To cut the sushi rolls, wipe the knife with a damp cloth between each cut.
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What’s your favourite type of sushi? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments down below!

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  • Reply Steph @ Steph in Thyme June 2, 2015 at 3:36 am

    I looveee making sushi at home! It can certainly turn into a messy, sticky situation, but it’s so much fun. Love your recipe ideas, can’t wait to try these out!

  • Reply Mariet - Practicingnormal June 8, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Great instructions. I’m always a bit scared of making sushi, but I might just give this a try. It looks delicious. Stopping by from Marvelous Mondays.

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