Some things don’t always work out according to the plan.
Over Christmas, my husband and I received a sushi set as a gift; we’ve been so excited to use it and make sushi for the first time! We spent way too long looking at different recipes online, bought Nori and Sushi rice at a speciality Japanese grocery store and had our dinner ready to go!
We decided for our first attempt, we would keep it simple and stick with a basic cream cheese, avocado and cucumber roll. When we finally figured out how to get started, we realized that the avocado wasn’t ripe and wasn’t even edible Anyone have tips how to pick out avocados??? <– I desperately need help with this- fast!
So we looked around in the fridge and quickly came up with Plan B – cream cheese, cucumber and carrot rolls! The combination ended up being fresh and we ate every last piece…but we definitely still have a lot of work to do to perfect our homemade sushi!
Here are the steps we figured out along the way (and the ones I am asking your help on):
1. Cook rice according to package directions (I am loving the texture of sushi rice! It cooks faster than regular rice and tastes soooo good!). Cut Nori sheet in half length-wise. Place half of Nori sheet on sushi mat. Cover generously with rice.
2. Place a sheet of plastic wrap over rice. Gently flip over so that plastic wrap is on the bottom. Place on sushi mat. Place filling in center of Nori sheet <— we’re still figuring out the “perfect” amount to add of the filling; any tips???
3. Tightly wrap sushi into a roll, rolling away from yourself. <—- We’re still trying to figure out how to do this to make sure the roll completely “closes” – tips??
4. Slowly remove plastic wrap. Cut into pieces, serve with soy sauce and enjoy!
~Any sushi-making tips?!?! Any tips to pick-out avocados? Any great sushi recipes to share?