Sushi

Sushi is fantastic for parties and for an every day meal. Rolling it is somewhat time consuming but each roll can serve a few people. Also, you can have half of your sushi in rolls and the other half in bowls. Sushi is very versatile so have fun putting whatever combination  of veggies and fish you like.  We use cucumbers, carrots, roasted sweet potatoes, avocados, and sauteed mushrooms.

 

SOY & SESAME DIPPING SAUCE

 

1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons dark sesame Oil
1/4 Cup toasted sesame seeds
2 teaspoons sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and minced (optional)

Combine all of the ingredients and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Rice

2 cups sushi rice, White or Brown
2 cups water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt

I usually use a rice cooker to make rice because it is super easy. If you don’t have one, you can make it in a pot too.

1.Rinse the rice well. You want to rinse it two or three times because it is very starchy. 2.Once the rice is cleaned to your liking, put it in a pan along with the 2 cups of water. 3.Turn the pan on. Once it reaches a boil, turn it down to a simmer and let the rice cook for 15 minutes, uncovered.
4.Once the rice is done, turn off the heat and cover it. Leave it alone for 10 minutes.
5. Combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl and heat it  in the microwave for 40 seconds.
6.Transfer the rice into a large wooden mixing bowl and pour the liquid mixture on top. 7. Mix thoroughly to insure that each grain of rice is equally seasoned.

Assembly

1. Using a bamboo mat, place one sheet of nori in the center.
2.Dip your hands into a small bowl of water and rice vinegar.  This step is important to prevent sticking to the rice.
3. Spread the rice evenly into a very thin layer on the whole piece of nori.
4.Put the vegetables on the end closest to you.
5. Using the bamboo, roll the nori up like a jellyroll.  This is the easiest way to make sushi but you may develop your own version.  You can also try beginning with smaller pieces of nori and creating a hand roll.
6. Serve the sushi with the dipping sauce and everyone will love it.

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