How do you make sushi at home?
However, the sushi we know as nigirizushi, makizushi, and temakizushi – is the latest invention of Japanese chefs, combining ancient traditions and practicality. The majority of them are now printed by robots. However, consumers are often unaware of this.
So if anyone still thinks that making sushi at home is very difficult. Not like this. The important thing is to know the basic principles and follow them.
Another benefit of sushi:
Once you understand the principles of Japanese sushi making, you can use your imagination in the future. Try different sizes and fillings. Make your own dishes and who knows your recipe will be a new culinary miracle.
- 500 grams of rice
- 750 ml
- 5 – 6 – Nori leaves
- 70ml rice vinegar or 5% apple cider vinegar.
- 3 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Soy sauce
- 250 grams of fish (salmon or tuna)
- 1 cucumber, cheese, prawns, prawns
What you’ll need for the sushi:
So to make sushi at home we have to go to the supermarket and buy the necessary ingredients in the exotic (Asian) food section.
It is best to buy special Japanese rice for making sushi. Usually sold in small half-pound packages. A bag of rice is enough for 40-50 pieces, but regular rice can make good sushi.
Proper cooking is essential.
The term nori refers to a thin dark green leaf made from dried seaweed. The new leaves emerging from the sheath look like paper. But it will become soft after the rice absorbs the moisture. Usually, there are 10 optical sheets in a carton.
Wasabi is a very hot mild green chili paste. Our radish is very similar to Japanese radish. But its taste is more intense. By all means, eat wasabi with a spoon. It should take some flour.
Mirin is a sweet rice wine that is commonly used in cooking. The product is now available in the Japanese Food category. For sushi, rice wine can be substituted with a special seasoning. The vinegar is made from rice vinegar or less expensive ingredients such as wine or apple cider vinegar.
Soy sauce finishes and starts tasting sushi. Before eating sushi, soy sauce is usually dipped in it.
Fillings Fresh or lightly salted seafood (salmon, salmon, tuna, smoked eel), hard cheese (Dutch, Gouda, etc.), fresh cucumbers, shrimp, avocado flesh, and shrimp as fillings for sushi.
Used but the sushi remained. Room for experimentation. So you can use other ingredients like caviar (red, black, and colored), oysters, squid, octopus, red pepper, omelet, smoked chicken, cabbage, mushroom, carrot, etc.
Bamboo mat – A simple invention that will come in handy when making sushi at home. This makes it quick and easy to roll sushi without using a mat.
How to make sushi rice
The main ingredient for sushi is rice. Rice for sushi is specifically cooked without salt or spices to make it delicious, juicy, and beautiful.
I have gone through the complete process of making sushi pilaf with step-by-step pictures. But I will repeat it briefly. For those who are in a hurry.
Therefore, the rice should be thoroughly washed.
Cold water for rice for this purpose. Wash the whole grain flour with your hands. Drain the water and repeat the process until the water runs clear. You need to change the water 8-10 times.
Carefully drain off all the water, add 750ml of rice, and heat the water until boiling. First cook the rice on high heat (5 minutes), then reduce the heat, cover the pot and cook for 10-15 minutes, do not open the lid or turn the rice over.
Usually, we leave the finished rice in the pan to “rise” for another 10 minutes.
Place the rice on a wooden board In the past, sushi rice in Japan was tossed in the air to cool it quickly.
Moisten the half-cooled rice with a good amount of water. It is very easy to prepare. Add salt and sugar to the rice vinegar. Heat the vinegar over low heat until the salt and sugar are completely dissolved.
The ingredients do not need to be boiled. Instead of rice vinegar, deglaze the spices with 5% apple cider vinegar or cider vinegar and 3% wine vinegar.
Add the spices we bought or prepared to the rice. Use a wooden spoon.
Let the rice sit in a cool place for an hour. At the same time, prepare the sushi filling. We cut fresh or slightly salted sea fish into thin slices. Peel and cut fresh cucumber.