Homemade sushi

I looove sushi, but when you order it, it’s always so darn expensive, while the ingredients are actually really cheap ass… I can understand that sushi with fresh fish are rather pricey, but just some vegetables? Really?
For this reason, I decided to try to make my own sushi, and I was surprised by how easy this actually is! Since that first try-out for my boyfriend and my brother-in-law, I’ve been making it on a regular base, and I’m getting more and more creative.

Today, I used avocado (our all time favourite), some leftover “tuna” salad, and some pimped out cream cheese. We dip our sushi in a mayonaise-ketchup mixture, not very traditional, but we like it that way. You can of course choose your own fillings and dip. Go crazy, sushi is a really thankful dish for creativity!

 

Homemade sushi

Ingredients (for 2 people)

Sushi rolls

  • 235g sushi rice, uncooked
  • 300ml water
  • 40ml sushi seasoning (or 40ml rice vinegar + 1/2 Tbsp sugar +a pinch of salt)
  • 4 nori sheets
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1/2 scallion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped finely
  • 5 basil leaves, ripped
  • pepper
  • 3 Tbsp “tuna” salad
  • 4 green olives, cut in half
Dip
  • 2 Tbsp mayonaise
  • 2 Tbsp tomato ketchup

 

Directions

  •  Place the rice and water in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil
  • Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, for 12 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Remove from heat
  • Set aside, covered, for 10 minutes to cool slightly
  • Meanwhile, mix the creamcheese with the scallions, garlic, basil leaves and some pepper
  • Pour the sushi seasoning into the rice and stir
  • Spread a sushi mat on a clean surface with slats running horizontally
  • Place a nori sheet, shiny-side down, on the mat
  • Spread a thin layer of rice over the whole nori sheet
  • Place the avocado slices along the bottom of the rice. Hold filling in place while rolling the mat over to enclose rice and filling (watch a tutorial video)
  • Use a sharp knife to slice sushi widthways into 3 cm thick slices
  • Repeat with the other nori sheets, using the “tuna” salad, the seasoned cream cheese and the leftover avocado
  • Arrange the sushi rolls onto a plate, and serve with the dip (just mix the mayonaise and tomato ketchup)

1 Comment

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