You typically don’t see the sushi sandwich in America.
But go into any sushi place in Israel and it’s really popular.
Have fun making sushi and sushi sandwiches at home!.
Ingredients For the Rice::
2 cups sushi rice (short grain rice)
Rice wine vinegar
Rinse the rice in a colander until the water runs clear.
Put rice into a heavy pot with a tight fitting lid.
To your 2 cups of rice add 4 cups of water.
Bring the rice and water to a high boil uncovered then turn the heat to low and cover the pot.
Let rice simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat and take the cover off the pot.
Cover the pot with a tea towel and let cool.
While you are waiting for the rice to cool you will make your vinegar solution that flavors the rice.
In a small sauce pan put:
1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon of salt
1 tablespoon of sugar
Heat this mixture up until the sugar and salt dissolve.
Let this mixture cool.
When rice is cool transfer it into a large bowl and sprinkle the vinegar solution over it. Gently mix the solution into the rice being careful not to mash the rice.
You will need nori (seaweed sheets) and sesame seeds.
Choose and prepare your favorite sushi stuffers:(some common options are)
cucumber, seeded and cut into thin slices
avocado peeled and sliced
sweet potato baked,peeled and cut into thin slices
Mango, peeled,seeded and cut into thin slices
Salmon (make sure it is sushi grade)
tuna (again sushi grade)
How to roll sushi:
Take a sheet of nori and cut it in half.
Place it on a piece of plastic wrap in front of you.
Dip your hands in water and take a handful of the rice.
Spread it edge to edge on the nori.
Sprinkle the top with the sesame seeds.
Carefully flip the nori so that the rice is now on the bottom against the plastic wrap.
Place whichever fillings you choose along the edge of the nori.
Lift the plastic wrap at the edge where the filling is and begin to roll the sushi.
Sushi rolling takes some practice.
Too much filling won’t work.
You also have to squeeze the roll as you go so the roll sticks to itself.
Cutting the roll:
Wet a sharp knife.
Cut the sushi into inch long pieces wetting the knife between each cut.
Enjoy your homemade sushi,
even the mistakes are going to taste good!