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Today I’m going to show you how to make sushi at home like a pro and for that purpose I have 4 easy sushi recipes to show you.
And I also included an easy sushi rice recipe because I know that this is one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to making sushi at home. That and making the rolls hold up firmly.
Now, I know you’re probably thinking that it can’t possibly be easy. I mean, you’d have to make the sticky rice for sushi, the fillings, the tight rolls which shouldn’t fall apart as they always tend to…
It seems daunting when you put it that way, doesn’t it?
But trust me, once you’ll see my tips and tricks and my 4 easy sushi recipes you will surely make homemade sushi like a pro.
And if you won’t, I’ll personally come and help you with it 🙂 . Hope you live just around the corner 🙂
Now I’m going to cut the suspense short and reveal the names of my 4 easy sushi recipes as well as what to expect from the tips and tricks.
So I’m going to start with the most popular, the spicy tuna roll, then homemade salmon nigiri, followed by a delicious vegan sushi with asparagus and avocado.
Then I’m going to finish with a super easy cucumber and salmon sushi roll recipe which is the popular sushi with rice on the outside.
And before getting to the recipes, I must show you a few useful tips and tricks which will not only help you make the rolls easy but also crazy delish.
How to make sushi at home easy – Best Tips and Tricks
1. Which is the best rice for sushi
Short-grain Japanese or medium-grain California rice is the best rice for sushi because when cooked, it gets a stickier texture than the long-grain alternative. The latter usually gets fluffy after cooking which is great for many other dishes but not for homemade sushi.
You’ll often find it labeled and advertised as sushi rice. The grains are short, rounded and translucent, with a small white spot at one end.
It’s worth mentioning that Japanese rice is often covered in powdered starch or talc to keep it dry. This is why it’s very important to rinse it before cooking.
Also, keep in mind that you should use a 1:1.25 rice to water ratio, which means that for every cup of rice you need to add 1 1/4 cup of water.
Now let’s move on and see how to season sushi rice.
2. How to season sushi rice
You can season it with a mixture of rice vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt.
You’d have to mix these 3 ingredients well until the sugar and salt are perfectly dissolved. Then pour the mixture over the rice and, using a rice paddle, toss and stir gently being careful not to mash the grains.
For best flavor, you should add vinegar to the rice while it’s still warm.
3. How to fill and roll homemade sushi
As I said above, a sushi making kit is ideal for beginners because it makes the whole process a lot easier, especially rolling.
I recommend you to wrap the bamboo mat in cling film to prevent the rice from getting between the bamboo sticks. This way, you won’t even have to wash it because it doesn’t get in direct contact with any of the ingredients.
Otherwise, you’ll have to give it a quick wash under running water.
You’re welcome! Now let’s see a few more interesting tricks.
Bear in mind that the rolls must have a balanced rice-to-filling ratio. If you add too much filling, it won’t roll and seal, and if you add too much rice, it’ll come out way to bland.
If you’re a beginner, it’s best to stick to the quantities in my easy homemade sushi recipes below. Once you get the hang of it, you can start experimenting to see how you like it best.
Another trick worth mentioning is when you roll the bamboo mat, apply some pressure to make sure it’s tight. If it’s not tight enough, it will make cutting a lot more difficult as the filling will come off.
8. How to cut the rolls
Run your sharp knife through a wet paper towel before slicing, so the rice won’t stick to it.
Cut the roll in half, then line up the 2 halves and slice into 1-inch (2.5cm) rings. I found that slicing quickly is easier and better as the filling won’t come off.
By now you surely know how to make sushi at home easy so it’s time to put my tips and tricks into practice and make these 4 easy homemade sushi recipes.
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