Jon can cook...

Sushi!

Tonight I tried my hand at making one of my favorite eat-out foods. This is my second try...the first ended up in the trash can. And which roll did I make? The classic Americanized sushi - the California Roll.

Where did I get my inspiration? Youtube videos. Search for "how to sushi rice" and "how to california roll" and enough instructions will appear that even the slowest of cooks...ahem...can figure it out. I must say that the sushi I made tonight, while not tip-top restaurant quality...was really close to it. For the amount of sushi I can make for $5...I'll be eating at home for a while :)

Onto the pics!


First you put your sushi rice onto half of a nori sheet. Add sesame seeds if desired.
From Sushi


Next - flip it over and add your avacado, crab, and cucumber in the middle.
From Sushi


Roll!
From Sushi


Use the sushi mat to compress into this:
From Sushi


Cut off the ends:
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Slice:
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Sushi!
From Sushi


Tastes great. The most important parts (from my experience) are thus:
  • Find a recipe for sushi rice and follow it to the letter...
  • When working with sushi rice, keep your hands wet.
  • Better to have less filling than not be able to roll your sushi.
  • When cutting the roll, keep the knife sharp and wet.
I'm happy, full, and have lunch for tomorrow. Who knew I could make something so good?