It was not long ago that I tried sushi for the first time, here in England with my friends. We thought that we can try making sushi at home too. My advice is that the beginners should work together, for example, I think I couldn’t make this delicacy alone yet. Anyway it is much more fun to do it with your family or friends.
for the rice:
- 630 g sushi rice/ Japanese rice
- 8 l water
- 8 ml rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
for the sushi:
- nori sheets
- a bamboo sushi mat
- according to your taste: fresh raw salmon, tuna, crabmeat, squid
- according to your taste: cucumber, paprika, sliced avocado
Pour the rice into a bigger bowl and rinse it thoroughly with cold water. Repeat this until the water remains clear after the rinse. After this, put the rice into a filter and leave it there for half an hour to drain completely.
After, put the rice into a pan and pour the water onto it, and leave it there for another half an hour then cook for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix the vinegar with the sugar and the salt, and cook it until the sugar is dissolved completely then set aside to let it cool.
Pour the rice into a wooden or plastic bowl and pour rice vinegar over the rice, then blend with a rice paddle or a wooden stick. Be gentle to avoid smashing the grains.
Put a nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat and spread a thin layer of rice on the sheet. It is advisable to use a cold and wet hand and press it into an even layer. Then, place a portion of filling onto the rice, one kind of crab or fish is suggested with cucumber, paprika or a slice of avocado.
Then gently start rolling the sushi mat to make a complete roll. After the rolls are ready, cut them into slices of 2-4 cm and they are ready to serve.