Recipe for homemade Sushi
Below, you will find a step by step preparation of Maki Sushi with salmon and avocado – however, feel free to choose any vegetables or fish you like for variation.
Serving Size: 24 pieces
- 2 pieces of sushi nori (seaweed)
- 4 handfuls of sushi rice
- 2 tbsp. spoons of rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp. spoon of sugar
- ½ tbsp. spoon of salt
- 100 g salmon
- ½ avocado
- Soy sauce
- Bamboo mat
- Cling film (plastic wrap)
Sushi rice contains a lot of starch, so you’ll need to wash it out before boiling it. Keep rinsing the rice until the water starts looking clear (approx. 10 times). Add about 1 glass of water to your rice and boil it on medium heat for 10 min.
In the meantime, prepare a vinegar syrup, which will make the rice sticky. Mix vinegar, sugar and salt, then warm it all up on the hotplate. Watch out though: The mixture should not be boil, so keep the hotplate on the lowest level.
Skin the salmon and peel the avocado. The Avocado should be soft and easy to peel with your fingers. If not, it’s not matured yet and will not be as tasty. Slice salmon and avocado into tight, long noodles so they’ll fit into the roll.
When your rice has boiled and cooled down, add some syrup to it and mix it very gently, to achieve a sticky consistency.
Wrap a bamboo mat in a cling film (plastic wrap) and now the fun part can begin – the rolling!
Split the seaweed in half, place it on a mat, cover it with rice and press gently. Note: remember to keep your hands wet, otherwise sticky rice can cling to your fingers. Put a little bit of wasabi on top of your finger and spread it on the rice (a thin line in the middle). Then put slices of salmon or avocado on it. Wet your fingers again and roll the mat from bottom to top, press the ends of seaweed with your fingers and wrap it. Cut the roll into 6 pieces.
Watch the following video for a visual illustration of how to roll Maki Sushi.
There’s your very own sushi! Serve them with wasabi and soy sauce on the side and enjoy them with traditional chop sticks.
Please feel free to share this recipe with your friends. Have you tried making sushi yet? We’re looking forward to reading your thoughts and comments below.
Preparation: Tereza Strychova, Holmes Place