Homemade Sushi

Have you ever had a food addiction that was way too expensive to continue? I have and it’s called sushi! My current favorite restaurant tops their sushi with tobiko (fish eggs) and seared fillet mignon. It costs $18 for one plate. Needless to say we don’t visit there often. Special occasions only. (who has those winning lottery numbers? lol) Trust me it is worth every penny. (whatever helps me sleep at night…right??)

Because I didn’t want to end up living in my car with my two children over sushi I found recipes for homemade sushi a year or so ago. On my 1st attempt I followed the directions exactly as written. These days I just make it how I like it. 🙂

Here’s a pretty simple sushi recipe you may enjoy! Included at the end of this post are picture instructions! I found that with this experiment visual aids were helpful.

What You Will Need

2 cups Jasmine Rice
3-3 1/2 cups water
5-6 Jumbo Shrimp
1 cucumber
1 dark brown avocado
1 tbsp and 1/2 tsp sugar
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp mayo
1 tsp sriracha
fried onions
pinch of salt
foil wrap
plastic wrap
bamboo mat

Prep Time: 1 hour or less

1. Bring 3 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in rice. Allow to boil for a max of 5 mins. Lower heat to simmer. Allow rice to cook. Remember to stir frequently.
2. Clean outside of cucumber. Clean well as cucumbers will not be peeled. Cut cucumbers into thin long pieces. Set aside
3. Cut avocado in half. Open and remove the seed. Only one half will be needed. Set aside.
4. Mix rice vinegar and 1 tbsp sugar in a small bowl. Put mixture in microwave for 10 -15 seconds to melt sugar. Stir once removed from microwave. Set aside.
5. Mix mayo, sriracha and 1/2 tsp sugar in a bowl. Set aside.
6. Add shrimp to a pan. No oil needed. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Allow to cook until done. Do not overcook.
7. Slice shrimp (length) in half.

By now rice should be finished cooking (if it wasn’t finished a few minutes ago).

8.Cover baking sheet/pan with foil wrap.
9. Pour rice into a bowl. Add rice vinegar and sugar mix onto rice. Stir rice and mixture.
10. Pour rice onto foil. Spread evenly on pan. Cover rice with a damp paper towel. Put rice in refrigerator to cool.

Rice will need to be cool before starting the assembly process. 

Assembly: 5-10 mins

1. Put a piece of plastic wrap over bamboo mat. This will keep your rice and nori from sticking to the mat. Put one piece of nori on the plastic wrap.
2. Put a little water in a bowl. Dip finger tips in water. This will keep your fingers from sticking to the rice. You may need to do this several times while spreading rice.
3. Take rice from pan and begin to stick to nori. Be sure to spread a thin layer evenly onto nori. Fully cover nori with rice.
4. Flip rice covered nori onto the opposite side.
5. Layer shrimp, avocado and cucumbers about an inch or an inch and a half away from the end of the nori.
6. Begin to roll sushi with bamboo mat.
7. Slice sushi with a sharp knife. The sharper the knife the easier the cut. A dull knife will make this process hard.

At this point it’s your time to shine! Add some spicy mayo, fried onions, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, tobiko, fillet mignon or other toppings you fancy.

I hope you enjoyed! Our family really enjoyed sushi night and our Friday Shenanigans!

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