DIY Sushi Recipes is your one-stop guide to learning how to make sushi at home. It features step-by-step instructions and videos that show you how to make popular dishes like the California Roll and the yummy Spicy Tuna Roll. Before you get slicing and dicing, learning how to make great sushi rice is essential to your success.
How To Make Sushi Rice
I read once read somewhere that sushi chefs, (in Japanese, ‘itamae’) spend upwards of five years just learning how to make sushi rice. Don’t worry, I’ll show you a quicker way to get the job done! The point is, all great sushi recipes depend on getting the rice right. I’ll show you how to cook and season sushi rice. It’s not hard, but it does take a bit of practice.
Popular Sushi Recipes You Can Make At Home
Now that you’ve learned how to make great sushi rice you need some great sushi recipes. If you’re just learning how to make sushi at home, start with these tried and true crowd pleasers :
Creamy avocado, crunchy cucumber and crab meat make this a very popular item on the menus of sushi restaurants everywhere! Sprinkle on some toasted sesame seeds and a star is born! This famous roll was invented in the 1960’s by a chef in Los Angels.
This tasty roll comes in two versions, Yukiwa-Maki (the nori seaweed is on the inside of the roll and the sushi rice on the outside) and Temaki-Sushi (the nori seaweed is rolled up to look like an ice-cream cone).
Sushi Ingredients To Add To Your Grocery List
Sushi rice, nori seaweed, wasabi powder and dashi may sound foreign to you, but worry not! My guide to both wet and dry ingredients will have you up and rolling in no time!
• Sushi Rice – Selecting the right rice is essential to your sushi recipes. Before you decide to go with that bag of long-grain rice in the pantry, check out my notes.
• Sushi-Zu The special sauce used to season your sushi rice is called sushi-zu. I’ll show you how to select the right vinegar and how to properly prepare the seasoning.
• Nori Seaweed is the emerald green seaweed used in to roll up your yummy ingredients. But, be careful! Not all nori is created equal. I’ll show you how to get the best kind without having to fork out a small fortune.
• Sushi Fish – whether you’re making sashimi or a spicy tuna roll, there is a right way and a wrong way to select and and handle raw fish. Get up to speed before you dash off to your local fish-monger to reel in the day’s catch.
• Dashi is used as the basis for a flavourful bowl of miso soup. Dashi are the dried shavings of the Bonito fish. It comes in a powdered form, but the flakes are better.
• Wakame seaweed is used in salads and miso soup. Not only is it really tasty it’s also very good for your health.
How To Make Sushi – Everything From Rolling To Slicing And Dicing
Check out my videos and printed instructions. It takes a bit of practice but you’ll master it in no time!
Essential Sushi Side Dishes
Need a tasty side dish to go along with that plate of sushi? I’ll show you how to make:
- Miso Soup – Learn how to make an authentic bowl of this classic soup. I promise that it won’t taste like the stuff you get in a fast-food sushi outlet.
- Edamame – Like a lot of Japanese food, these soy beans are really good for you. They are yummy served warm with sea-salt or even as a cold snack. Careful, they’re addictive!
- Wakame Seaweed Salad – This easy to make side-dish calls for a hint of sesame oil and a pinch of toasted sesame seeds. Yummy!
Sushi 101 – Improve Your Sushi Know-How
If you’re a newbie or just need to brush up on your skills, you can choose one of the following mini-tutorials to get yourself started: