Today’s post is going to be a bit different from my usual beauty posts, but I just thought that it is worth sharing! I understand that sushi is not for everyone, even I personally started liking it after my third try. But once you get used to the taste, I promise you are going to love it! I also very much prefer home-made sushi because 1. it’s cheaper 2. you can make it however you like and 3. it’s so much fun when you do it with friends! To learn how to make easy homemade sushi, please read down below!
Step 1: Everything you are going to need:
I personally like to have all my products set before starting, so I don’t need to run to the kitchen all the time. The most important ingredients are the sushi rice and the nori sheets. You can’t use any type of rice but this one, because it’s sticky and its consistency is a bit different. I add 1 cup of dry rice and 1.5 cups of water, but usually this is specified on the packaging. The nori are just the seaweed, in which you are going to roll your masterpiece. Then I have sushi vinegar, which to me tastes like any vinegar, so it doesn’t really matter if it’s for sushi or not. I add a few drops in the rice when it’s done.
Then there’s the cream cheese – I use Philadelphia, but any cream cheese is fine. For fish I usually use smoked salmon, but I’ve also done it with tuna fish, shrimps, crab rolls, and it also tastes good. I also like to put cucumber, but you can try with avocado or peppers.
Step 2: Rolling your sushi:
First you get one piece of nori. It has two sides – one shiny and one dry. You put the shiny side on your mat, so the dry side is towards you.
Second, you put the rice on the nori sheet. You need to wet your hands first, because otherwise the rice is going to stick to them. Then you spread the rice over the sheet, leaving 1-2 cm at the top.
Third, you put all of your products on top – one layer cream cheese, one fish, and one cucumber, or anything else you might like. I’m doing the most classic type of sushi, you can let your imagination run free.
Lastly, you roll your sushi. You need to make it very tight while rolling. Some people use bamboo mat, but I personally don’t find it helpful. Remember the 1-2 cm you left on top? Now you have to wet this area with some water, so everything sticks together and doesn’t roll back.
Step 3: Serving your sushi:
You cut your sushi to peaces and serve it with soy souse, pickled ginger, mayo or anything you might like *wink* wine *wink*. And that’s it!
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Let me know if you have tried any other way of doing sushi, because I’m always curious to learn new techniques! Thank you for reading,