Monday, August 24, 2009

Sushi Roll Recipe

Sushi is a food origin from Japan, consisting of cooked vinegared rice combined with other ingredients such as raw seafood and vegetables. Sushi can be prepared with either brown rice or white rice. Here is one of many sushi recipes. This is sushi roll recipe.

  • 5 sheets of nori
  • 2 cups of rice,
  • 2 ounces tuna, cut into 1/4 by 1/2 by 3 inch strips
  • 2 ounces salmon, cut into 1/4 by 1/2 by 3 inch strips
  • 1 cucumber then julienne
  • 1 carrot then peeled and julienne
  • 1/2 avocado then thinly sliced

Cooking Method
  • Put a nori sheet on a bamboo rolling mat, shiny-side down. 
  • Put the rice in the center of the nori and spread the rice evenly over the nori. Be sure to leave a 3/4 inch strip of nori uncovered on the far side. 
  • Put tuna strips and some julienne vegetable along the center of the rice. Be careful not to overfill the nori. 
  • Put your fingertips over the fillings to hold them in place. After that, use your thumbs to lift up the edge of the bamboo rolling mat closest to you. 
  • Roll the mat over slowly until it covers the rice and the near and far sides of rice join, still leave a 3/4 inch strip of nori, rice free, exposed. 
  • Slice the roll in half, then cut both rolls twice to make 6 equal sized pieces. 
  • Repeat this steps with the salmon and various fillings, nori and rice.


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