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Simply Scrumptious Sushi

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Sushi is one of my favourite foods and I love making it from scratch. This simply scrumptious sushi is so easy to make, especially with the help of a rice maker. Sushi rice is different than normal rice so cooking it may take a bit of practice. If you happen to have a rice maker it will be perfect every time so that makes it a bit easier.

My fave fillings for sushi are smoked salmon or chicken with avocado, iceberg lettuce or cucumber. There are plenty of fillings to choose from so feel free to play around with flavours. The basis is the same in most cases so here are the basics you need to get started –

2 cups of sushi rice

5 sheets of nori (seaweed sheets)

Rice vinegar

Filling of choice

Soy sauce/wasabi

The sushi is quite filling so you don’t really need anything to go on the side. Just something like the soy sauce or wasabi to dip it in. Chopsticks are optional as it is finger food.

Simply Scrumptious Sushi

A Japanese traditional food, sushi is tasty and filling with healthy ingredients. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sushi rice
  • 5 sheets nori
  • 2 large slices smoked salmon cut into strips
  • 2 large chicken breasts chopped small
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 large avocado cut into small pieces
  • 100 mls rice wine vinegar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 medium bamboo mat for rolling sushi

Instructions

  1. Wash the sushi rice and prepare as per the instructions on the bag. Add the rice to the rice maker or pot and leave to cook. I used 4 cups of water for 2 cups of sushi rice.

  2. Cook up the chicken in a pan with the tsp of olive oil. Set aside to cool.

  3. Prepare a small bowl of water for sticking the sheets of nori to stop them unrolling.

  4. Once the sushi rice is cooked, add in the rice wine vinegar and mix as per instructions on the bag, then leave it to cool for a bit. Have your filling ingredients prepped and ready in bowls or on plates within reach of the nori sheets.

  5. Lay out your bamboo rolling mat on a flat surface and have a plate or board nearby to place the sushi rolls on. Have a large sharp cutting knife handy in order to cut the rolls into small sushi bites.

  6. Place a sheet of nori on top of the bamboo mat. Use a large serving spoon to scoop the sushi rice onto the sheet of nori. Now add your filling on top of the rice in a line, evenly distributing the strips of salmon or chicken and toppings.

  7. Start rolling the whole thing with the bamboo mat carefully until almost at the end, then dip your finger or a basting brush in water along the inside of the nori sheet to stick.

  8. Set on the plate or board to rest and continue making the rest of the sushi rolls. You should make 5 medium size or 4 large rolls.

  9. Use the large sharp cutting knife to potion into sushi bites. Place on a serving tray or plates and prepare small dishes for the dips. I use soy sauce but you can also use wasabi if you prefer the stronger taste.

  10. Serve immediately or leave in the fridge for later!

  11. Yummy!

Recipe Notes

You can use chopped cucumber sticks, chopped iceberg lettuce and grated carrots as additional fillings.

Simply scrumptious sushi

Hope you have fun making this simply scrumptious sushi! It is perfect for parties and feeding a crowd. Why not arrange a sushi making party? Could be cool to experiment with new flavours and add an interesting twist to a dinner party!

Hope you enjoy and if you love it, please give me a rating!

Cheers!

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Comments

  1. Kate
    July 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Hell yes making your own sushi!
    The first time I ever made sushi, the roll came out about the size of my forearm. It’s gotten better over time, but deeeeeefinitely something that I still need to practice.

    • blognewser
      July 27, 2018 at 10:16 am

      Haha, the bamboo rolling mat is a must, did u use one? Gotta love sushi!

  2. Vox
    July 25, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    I tried to make sushi years ago and it was a flop. Your recipe seems simple enough and I love sushi, so maybe I will try it again. Thanks!

    • blognewser
      July 27, 2018 at 10:15 am

      Cool, thanks for your comment, do keep trying, its simple once u get the hang of it.

  3. Debra
    July 25, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Sushi is so simple to make. Thanks for breaking it down.

    • blognewser
      July 27, 2018 at 10:17 am

      Thanks Debra, it is awesome and so simple I love it..

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