Make Sushi at Home

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Who does not love Japanese dishes? Sushi, Sashimi, Gyoza are only a few of the amazing Japanese foods that everyone is going crazy about. These dishes not only taste good, but they look so innovative as well, which only adds to the enjoyment of those who are eating them. The common ingredients in making Sushi, are vinegared rice "shari", sliced raw meat or seafood, and vegetables. Here are some Sushi recipes for those who want to experience these Japanese dishes at home.

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California Roll Sushi

8 pieces yield from 1 roll. 12 minutes preparation time

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Ingredients

  1. 1
    1 Nori sheet
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  2. 2
    3/4 cup Sushi rice
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  3. 3
    80 grams of imitation crab meat sticks
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  4. 4
    Avocado sliced thickly
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  5. 5
    Sesame seeds, black and white
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  6. 6
    Flying fish roe - Tobiko
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Steps

  1. 1
    Take a bamboo mat and line it with plastic wrap so that rice won't stick in it.
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  2. 2
    Break the Nori sheet in half and lay one half on the bamboo mat
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    (Shiny side should be facing down)
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  3. 3
    Spread a handful of Sushi rice on the Nori sheet; do not press.
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  4. 4
    Take a spoonful of Tobiko and spread it evenly on the rice, as well as sesame seeds.
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  5. 5
    Turn the Nori upside down.
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  6. 6
    Along the Nori, lay the crab meat sticks and alongside them, the avocado slices.
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    Roll and cut into half
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    Cut one of the halves in half again until you make eight pieces of Sushi.
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Sushi Maki

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Things you will need

  1. 1
    A bamboo mat
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  2. 2
    A Nori sheet
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  3. 3
    Sushi rice
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  4. 4
    Sliced fish
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  5. 5
    Vegetables for filling (carrots, cucumber, asparagus)
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Steps

  1. 1
    Lay the Nori sheet on the bamboo mat with its rough side facing up.
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  2. 2
    Make your hands wet and take a handful of sushi rice; spread it on the Nori sheet, but do not press it.
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  3. 3
    Place a slice of fish on the edge of the Nori sheet.
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  4. 4
    Lay the vegetable slices alongside the fish slices.
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  5. 5
    Roll the sushi.
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  6. 6
    Cut it in eight equal pieces.
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Nigiri Sushi

In Japanese custom, Nigiri Sushi is usually presented in two pieces as a sign of peace and harmony.

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Ingredients

  1. 1
    Sushi rice
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  2. 2
    Salmon or tuna slices
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  3. 3
    Wasabi paste
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  4. 4
    Strips of Nori sheet, optional
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Steps

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    Take about 20 grams of sushi rice and form it into an oval shape
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    Make the bottom as flat as you can, and keep it rounded on the sides and top part.
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  2. 2
    Take a slice of fish and smear a dollop of wasabi in the middle, it will act as "glue".
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  3. 3
    Place the slice of fish on the rice with the wasabi side facing down
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    Press it firmly.
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  4. 4
    You can tie the Nigiri Sushi with a strip of Nori sheet for better presentation.
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Uramaki or Inside Out Sushi

Things You Will Need

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  1. 1
    Bamboo Mat
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  2. 2
    Nori sheet
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  3. 3
    Sushi rice
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  4. 4
    Fish slices
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  5. 5
    Vegetables (depends on your preference)
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Steps

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    Wrap the bamboo mat with plastic, so rice won't stick to it
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  2. 2
    Break a Nori sheet in the middle, and lay it on the mat with its rough side facing up
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  3. 3
    Make a ball of rice and spread it on the Nori sheet evenly
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  4. 4
    Turn the Nori sheet upside down, so now the rice is under the Nori sheet.
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  5. 5
    On the edge of the Nori sheet, lay the fish slices together with the vegetables.
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  6. 6
    Roll it tightly.
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  7. 7
    Cut it with a sharp and wet knife into eight equal pieces.
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How to Make Sushi Rice

Ingredients

  1. 1
    3 cups of Sari (Sushi Rice)
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  2. 2
    1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
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  3. 3
    2 Tablespoons of Sugar
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  4. 4
    2 Teaspoons of Salt
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Steps

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    Wash the rice in tap water until there is no more starch in it
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    Will take about 3 minutes to do so.
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    Place the rice in a pot and pour water, it should be a little bit more than the rice but don't put a lot of water as it will make the rice very soft and dough like texture.
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    Cook in high heat, stirring every other minute to keep it from sticking at the bottom.
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  4. 4
    Lower the heat to minimum as soon as it boils.
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  5. 5
    Cover the pot with a lid and do not stir.
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    It is ready in about 8 minutes.
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  7. 7
    Use a wooden spoon in scooping the rice to a plastic bowl.
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    In a mixing bowl, pour the rice vinegar, add in the sugar and salt
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    Pour the mixture over the rice and mix well.
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    Let the rice cool down naturally at room temperature
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    Placing it in the refrigerator will do it no good.
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Tips & Tricks

  • Squeeze lemon on avocado to prevent the fruit from turning brown if not to be used right away.
  • Make sure to wash away the rice's starch residue to avoid having a pasty finish product.
  • Add some spicy condiments to make your sushi more moist.
  • Purchase only sushi grade fish to avoid bacterial contamination and illnesses.
  • Always use separate cutting boards for raw and cooked ingredients to prevent cross contamination.
  • Wash hands well before handling food.
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