This past week my son asked to make Sushi. It has been about 10 years but I took out my Sushi supply’s and bought the sushi rice business. Make sushi at home is a fun family activity and my kids love to cook. It took about 2 hours to make this meal, so it is great for rainy afternoons. I did not use raw fish since sushi grade fish is best left to professional sushi chefs.
- 2 Sushi Mats (1 for an adult and kids)
- wooden spatula
- sharp knife
- 2 cups sushi rice
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 3 tbs sugar
- 2 cup water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 package seaweed sheets (I like seasoned)
- roasted sesame seeds
Fillings (all sliced in thin strips)
- intimation crab
- smoke salmon
- cream cheese
- carrots (blanched)
- onions (grilled)
- Rinse the rice make sure that the water runs clear and make sure their is no rock or debris left in the rice
- Place rice, water, sugar, rice vinegar, and salt in pot Cook for 15 minutes then leave covered for 15 minutes.
- Allow rice to cool slightly
- Cover sushi bamboo mat used roller in plastic wrap
- Take the seaweed paper place on sushi mat using a wooden spoon spread the rice on 1/2 the paper long ways about 1/8 thick or less
- (note the rice is sticky keep a glass of water dipping the spoon in the water to release the starch)
- Decide if you want the seaweed on out side of the roll or inside ( like inside rice on out side if so flip the rice side down)
- Add the filling on the top of the seaweed (on the 1/2 that is not covered in rice)
- Use the mat start rolling at the filling side using the mat to make a tight roll (tip, dip you finger in water and run along roll Like wetting an envelope) the keep rolling till the roll is all rolled together.
- Sprinkle out side of roll with sesame seeds
- To cut dip knife in water and cut in 1″ pieces
Philly sushi roll: salmon cream cheese
California sushi roll : crab, avocado and cucumber
veggie: carrot, grilled onion,cucumber
crab salad: make a crab salad with mayo in roll
Make you own combo.
Suggest side is a spring roll which the kids love making as well.
I love make Spring Rolls I was inspire by PartyBluePrint Blog I adapted the recipe from thers omitting the basil. I made the filling and my daughter rolled the wraps. The kids loved playing with the rice paper.
I recommend buying sushi ingredients, sushi supplies, and rice paper at the same time at an Asian market much more reasonably priced.
Enjoy making it a Sushi Family Night!