Here on the frontier, There are falling leaves, Although my neighbors are all barbarions…And you? You are a thousand miles away. There are always two cups on my table.

How to Make Simple Sushi

Sushi is so delicious and looks so impressive.

You might think it’s difficult to make, but it’s not!

Join Rose and gmom for a Valentines’s Day sushi buffet treat for the family.

To make sushi you will need:

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1 1/2 cups sushi rice

3 cups water

Nori (those green sheets of seaweed)

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

Sushi grade salmon, tuna or yellowtail

Your sushi stuffer such as:

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cucumber seeded and thinly sliced

avocado seeded and sliced

sweet potato baked and thinly sliced

scallions are good as are mushrooms.

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We made the following sushi with just salmon,cucumber and avocado.

Preparing the Rice

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Put the rice in a colander and run cold water over it until the water runs clear. This removes a lot of the starch that would make the rice sticky.

Put the rice into a saucepan with 3 cups of water.

Bring to a boil uncovered.

Turn down to low heat, cover the pan, and let simmer for 15 minutes.

Take off the stove and uncover.

Put a tea towel over the pot and let the rice cool.

In a small pan heat up the rice wine vinegar with the sugar and salt.

When the solids are mostly dissolved pour over the now cooled rice and gently fold in.

Your rice is ready to use!

Take a sheet of nori and cut it in half.

Keep a tall glass of water nearby to dip your hand and sharp knife into.

Wet your hands and take a handful of rice and spread it on the half sheet of nori.

Lay down a 1 foot length of plastic wrap and flip the nori rice side down on it.

Arrange your sushi filling along the edge of the nori.

Lifting the plastic wrap (as a helper)begin rolling the sushi squeezing the roll as you go.

With a wet sharp knife cut the sushi into bite size portions.

You can get fancy with your sushi as you gain confidence making a dragon roll with an overlapping layer of avocado on the outside of the roll.

Don’t forget to serve your sushi with pickled ginger slices,wasabi and soy sauce.

All are now readily available in most supermarkets.

Have a great Valentines Day with your honey and save yourself some bucks by making your own sushi at home.

This is gmom and Rose sending sushi love out to all the bloggers.

p.s. for a slightly more complicated sushi recipe including the sushi sandwich go to my blog page

https://gmomj.wordpress.com/2010/07/14/how-to-make-sushi-rolls-and-see-the-awesome-sushi-sandwich-its-easy/

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