Homemade Sushi!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

I love sushi... But I do not love is the price. For what sushi is, it is extremely over priced! It doesn't take much time at all to make and its around 80% white rice. You can buy sushi from $3.50 upwards for 1 roll! And that's not even talking about plates at Sushi Train. And let me tell you, no one eats one roll! To have a decent lunch of sushi, you need to spend around$10- $15, unless of course, you want to stay hungry... 

So let's stop wasting on sushi and continue to enjoy it! It really is so easy to make. This is the list of ingredients that you will need. The ingredients listed at the full price that you can buy them for from Woolworths. I choose to buy the Home Brand medium rice as sushi rice cost $5- $8 and it was exactly the same!

For this recipes it would make 10 full rolls (80- 100 small slices of sushi, like how I've cut them in my last photo) costing around $6.50, not including the filling that you use. SO CHEAP!!

COST OF HOMEMADE SUSHI
  • Home Brand medium White rice 1kg... $2.99 (4 cups)
  • Sushi mat... $2 (you will never have to buy one again)
  • 10 sheets of nori... $2.99 (2 uses)
  • Sushi Vinegar... $1.75 (3-4 uses)
  • Fillings of your choice


SUSHI RICE
  • 3 cups of small grain white rice
  • 3 cups of cold water 
  • 1/2 cup of rice vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons  caster sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1.  Remove the starch from the rice by rinsing with cold water, until the water runs clear. 
  2.  Place the rice in a pot on the stove with equal parts water (3 cups), cover, and cook on high until the rice begins to boil, stirring every now and then to avoid the rice from sticking
  3. When the rice boils, turn the heat to low and cook until the water has absorbed. This moment is crucial to continue stirring the rice, as it will stick if left unattended
  4. Leave for a couple of minutes to slightly cool. Whilst it is cooling, in a mug, combine the vinegar, salt and sugar 
  5. In a bowl, tip a small amount of the vinegar mixture in, followed by a scoop of rice and mix together by folding
  6. Continue adding a scoop of rice and a tablespoon of the vinegar mixture at a time, whilst folding, until all is combined. You should notice that the rice is now quite sticky
  7. Leave to slightly cool, the place into the fridge until completely cold (2-3 hours)






IDEAS FOR SUSHI FILLING
  • Chicken and avo 
  • Plain avocado
  • julienned carrot, cucumber & capsicum
  • tuna/ salmon
  • prawn, lettuce and mayo
  • pickled/ fried vegetables

CHICKEN IDEAS
  • Plain 
  • Honey soy
  • Sweet chilli 
  • Crumbed 
  • Teriyaki
  • Karaage (fried)

LET'S ROLL!
  1. Place your mat down on a hard surface, making sure it is placed horizontally (for rolling) and place a nori square, shiny down, down onto the mat
  2. Place rice onto the nori, ensuring that it is evenly spread out 
  3. Start placing your topping onto the bed of rice. I used crumbed chicken and avocado (usually I would have a lot more avocado, only I ran out)
  4. Start rolling your sushi by flipping the mat and filling over and pull together as tightly as possible. 
  5. Continue rolling, pulling the mat apart as you go (otherwise you are wrapping the bamboo up too) and keep rolling until it is all wrapped together. 
  6. Slice the sushi until small rolls and enjoy with Japanese mayo & soy sauce 



I you enjoy this post, just as much as I did making it... :) 
Happy Sunday!

Emily x 

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