Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sushi at home!

Dave and I love to go out and eat sushi, but sometimes that can get expensive.  So our goal is to always figure out how to make everything yummy from a restaurant at our own house. 

Making sushi is really very easy and you can do it fairly cheap.  We like to just make Spicy Tuna.  However, you can put anything in the middle to change up the roll.  If you stick with one type of fish, the cheaper it'll be. 

We have a rice cooker, it was a great purchase and very cheap.  It makes cooking rice so easy!  If you don't have one, then you can easily make the rice on the stove top.  Just be sure to not stir it too much!

You need sushi rice.

Take 1 cup rice (rinse it until the water runs clear) and 1-1/4 cup water and put them in the rice cooker. 

The rice cooker will bring it to a boil, and then let it simmer for 20 minutes. 

(the only reason mine is shown on the stovetop is because if you don't have granite, then I've found out the hard way that these types of things - crock pots, etc - can crack your counter top..)

After 20 minutes, UNPLUG the rice cooker and let sit for 10 minutes (do not stir).

Next you have to prepare the rice.  Put the rice into non-metallic bowl. 

Then add 1/8 cup rice vinegar, 1 tsp. salt, 1/8 cup sugar.  Mix together and add to rice, using a non-metallic spoon.

Get Sashimi grade fish, we're making Spicy Tuna.  So we got tuna :)

Cut part of the tuna, and dice it up.  You can put the extra tuna back in the freezer for next time!

Add mayo and Sriracha (spicy rooster sauce) to the tuna.  Start off with a little bit, because you can always add more but you can't take away!  Make the tuna mixture pink, red is way too spicy!  Add about 1 tsp. of each to start, taste and go on.

Lay down the bamboo mat, and the Sushi Nori seaweed.

Add the rice.

Add the tuna.

Slice and add the cucumber.

Wet the end of the seaweed.

Push and roll, until you have a sushi roll!

Wet a knife, and slice the roll!


If you want the full Sushi experience at home: Mix wasabi powder with hot water to make a paste.

Add a Miso soup packet to boiling water for Miso Soup.

Steam bag of Edamame (from frozen section) in the microwave, add sea salt, and there you have a full Sushi meal at home!

The first time you make Sushi at home it takes a lot of materials, but after that it's really so simple!


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