I’m a huge sushi fan. No matter how often I eat it I want it more and more. So, I attempted to make sushi myself, at home. I must say it was easier than I expected it to be, but perfecting it will take time and practice.
My ingredients consisted of sushi grade salmon and tuna, a couple avocados and cucumbers, wasabi, rice vinegar, white rice, sesame seeds, sriracha, and a rolling mat.
Next I took my salmon,
and my tuna, and started slicing them against the grain! You want to slice thin pieces against the grain so that the pieces of fish aren’t too rough. I’m still perfecting this cutting technique, but this is how they turned out for me.
The salmon slices.
And the tuna sushi slices. Pretty decent for a first timer!
Then I decided I wanted to make some spicy tuna and spicy salmon mixture, so I chopped a few slices to look like this:
Then I added sriracha, a little soy sauce and some sesame seeds to the chopped fish and mixed. I would’ve liked a little mayo in there, but I didn’t have any!
All finished with the fish for my sushi! Now I have to move on to the rice and all of the other fillings.
While I was slicing my fish I was cooking my rice. I used 2 cups of white long-grain rice (next time I will use short grain because that’s what sushi rice is) and combined with 3 cups of water. I brought that to a boil, then reduced to low, covered, and simmered for 20 minutes. Then I took it out, let it cool, and added 1/3 cup of rice vinegar.
Next, time to spread the rice onto your sushi nori! You want to make sure to spread the rice on the rough side of the seaweed.
Once I had my rice covering the mat, I started adding ingredients! For this one, I used sesame seeds, avocado, cucumber, and my spicy tuna spicy salmon mixture.
I placed the veggies first, then I added the fish.
Then you roll it up nice and tight like so…
Yummy! Keep doing this with the rest of your ingredients, and you’ve got a big serving of various sushi rolls. Enjoy!