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?