With the holidays and all the other things I have to say, I haven’t posted a recipe in a few weeks. I’m going to bring back the routine with a very easy and very fun recipe you can do with two people or 7 people. Make Your Own Sushi! For Christmas, my siblings and I decided to give my parents something they don’t get very often: all of us together. So we wracked our brains to think of how we could do a cheap, healthy meal and instead of going to a crappy restaurant, we cooked for ourselves!
There is a little hardware involved in this one ($2 bamboo mats you get at the grocery store) but people can share so you don’t need many. The prep is SUPER easy and the dinner making part is really fun. Just try it why don’t you!
^ Prep everything in slivers.< Lay it all out. ^ Roll your sushi!^ My brother had the great idea of taking a roll to work the next day 🙂^ Isn’t my family beautiful. Gosh I miss them so much, this photo makes me want to cry. Blehhhhh.
- plastic wrap
- bamboo mats, 1 per 2 people – $2 at your grocery store
Ingredients (can really be anything you want but this is what we used):
- short grain rice (brown if you can find it)
- rice vinegar (or red wine vinegar if you don’t have it)
- Nori seaweed paper
- crab (sushi grade)
- salmon (sushi grade)
1. Prep the rice – sushi rice is prepared in a very particular way.
- Pour the rice into a bowl and cover with clean water. Slosh the rice around with your hand for 15 seconds then drain it. Repeat several times until the water coming out is pretty much clear.
- Add rice and more clean water to a pot at slightly more than a 1:1 ratio.
- Cooking on high heat, stirring every couple of minutes, until the water boils. Lower heat and cover for 6-8 minutes, stop when the water is absorbed. No need to stir.
- Remove the rice with a wooden spoon so as not to damage it. Also, don’t scrape it off the bottom of the pot, just use what comes out easily.
- For every 3 cups of rice, add 1/2 cup rice vinegar. Stir it together and you’re done!
2. Cut the fillings into long, thin slivers.
3. Lay it all out on the table and let everyone go to work!
- Our photos are clearly the work of amateurs. Just check out this link for the best instructions I found on the internet. Sushi rolling takes some serious technique so it’s really funny trying to do it. But everything tastes delicious no matter what it looks like and, eventually, you get the hang of it…on the last roll. Haha.
And that’s all! And when I say “that’s all,” I mean this meal is an adventure. It’s so much more fun than going out to eat though, and so much cheaper!
Has anyone else ever done this? How did it go? Much love everyone. I hope you all have happy Tuesdays 🙂