I finally completed one of the “Things” off my list last night – I rolled homemade sushi! Hmm. Parts were easy, others difficult. It didn’t go perfectly to plan, so I think I’ll have to attempt it again. I think I added too much rice to the nori, which made it a bit more difficult to roll, resulting in the sushi being over-stuffed with rice! But live and learn eh! All in all, not too bad for a first attempt. The final product somewhat resembled sushi and what the heck, it tasted good! 🙂
The recipe I used was as follows:
1/2 cup uncooked sushi rice
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 1/4 tbsp sugar
Carrot, thinly sliced
Courgette, thinly sliced
Firstly, combine the rice vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan over heat. Stir continuously until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Next, add rice and water to the saucepan and cook over a low heat. Once the rice has cooked, remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl and allow to cool.
Meanwhile prepare your fillings.
Once the rice and vinegar mixture have cooled, pour the vinegar mixture over the rice and combine. Keep a little leftover to use in the sushi preparation. To roll the sushi:
Take one piece of nori and place it on your sushi roller. Wet your fingers with the cooled vinegar mixture and press a fairly thin sheet of rice to the bottom 3/4 of the nori sheet. Leave room to the top of the sheet for rolling. Sprinkle your carrot, courgette and prawns as filling to just below the half way mark in the rice. Roll gently and firmly with the sushi roller. Once you’ve gotten to the top of the roll, wet your fingers with the vinegar mixture and apply to the inside of the nori sheet and roll further to seal.
Slice the sushi using a sharp wet knife. Serve with traditional wasabi-soy sauce mixture!
So there we go, one Thing complete. Well two technically, seeing as setting up the blog was one Thing. I’m on holidays next week – staycationing. Hoping to complete a lot more things when I have the time next week and I’ll keep you updated on my progress.