Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sushi





We picked up some sushi the other night for a late night snack. It reminded me that I hadn't made any for awhile. It is such a good summertime lunch or snack. It is fairly quick to put together. It can be hard to explain the process of making sushi, and I didn't take pictures along the way. Just google making sushi because I'm sure my words alone might not make the process clear.

California Roll Sushi

5 sheets sushi Nori
1 & 1/2 cups sushi rice (prepared in rice cooker)
3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
5 baby carrots
1/2 avocado
1 cucumber
1 package imitation crab meat
lime juice
bamboo sushi mat

Prepare sushi rice in rice cooker (mine is 1 & 1/2 cup rice & 2 cups water). Combine rice wine vinegar, sugar, and salt and heat until sugar dissolved. When rice is done, combine with the vinegar mixture. Stir rice with a rubber spatula. Cut the carrots and cucumber into matchsticks. Slice the avocado into thin strips and drizzle with lime juice to prevent it from turning brown. Slice the crab into long strips. Now to assemble the sushi. Start with a sushi mat(it will make the rolling easier) and place 1 sheet of nori shiny side down. Use rubber spatula to put about 3/4 cup rice on nori and leave about an inch of both edges without rice. Place one layer of each carrot, cucumber, avocado, and crab in a thin layer in the middle of the nori. Begin at one end and begin to roll the sushi (I used the bamboo mat to help me keep the roll tight). Slice sushi with a sharp knife, and dip knife into water between slices to keep the rice from sticking to it. Serve with soy sauce.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

Great job! I love sushi, especially maki and yours looks so good :)