Homemade sushi

The sushi is one of those things that look really hard to make, but when you start doing it it turns out it is a real pleasure!

The traditional Japanese sushi consists of rice (or shari) with vinegar, sugar and salt and raw fish. In time, however, it evolves and becomes incredibly diverse meal everywhere in the world. It can be prepared with raw or cooked fish and all kinds of other meats including chicken and pork (always cook those!). Different fruit, vegetables and sauces

I prepared mine wit some smoked salmon, cucumbers, carrots, avocado, crab rolls and Philadelphia creme cheese.

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The rice takes the longest so I wash it first and let it dry for an hour.

All of this is sold in mostly every super market so i won’t bore you with details where to buy them from.

While the rice is drying i prepare the veggies by cutting them into strips. I split the avocado in halves and cut it into strips too. Squeeze some lemon juice on it to keep it from browning.  Break the salmon into strips with your fingers as well.

I follow the instructions on the box to prepare the rice: dry for an hour, boil for 15 minutes with a lid on and leave 10 more minutes on the stove once done boiling.

In the mean time I start preparing the vinegar and sugar mixture making sure all the sugar and salt are completely dissolved.

2 tbsp vinegar, 1 tbsp sugar  и 1/3 tbsp salt and mix well.

Put the ready rice in a bowl and add the vinegar mixture. Mix well.

Put your nori on the wooden mat with the glossy side up, evenly spread thin layer of rice, add your fillings in the middle and roll into a tight roll. Slice into bites.

 

Use whatever fillings you like, you can use roasted sesame seeds, cream cheese, chilly, caviar… the possibilities are limitless.

-К.

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