How to make sushi includes not only learning how to roll sushi, but how to make proper sushi rice.
A sushi rice recipe is very important for sushi making and learning how to do it right can literally make or break your sushi experience.
Learning how to roll sushi just requires a little know how and a good quality bamboo rolling mat.
Also using a good quality Toasted Nori or Dried Nori is very important for a healthy and tasty sushi roll.
Practice, practice, and more practice will make a perfect sushi roll one day.
To make the most authentic sushi, your rice needs to have a sticky texture, but not too mushy. This is very important as your sushi may actually fall apart if your sushi rice is too mushy or dry.
Short grain white rice or sushi rice makes the best sticky rice because it has the right balance of starches to create the right amount of stickiness.
Of course, you will have to make sure you learn how to cook your rice to perfection and correctly flavor your sushi rice as well.
Your probably saying to yourself - I can't believe there is that much sugar and salt in sushi rice!! Yep
You can either buy sushi rice vinegar or make it yourself - with the ingredients that you favor.
I would probably only use organic ingredients, cut down on the sugar, and definitely leave the salt out - but I would definitely use seaweed for sodium.
Making your own sushi is a great way to add the ingredients that you like and to avoid a lot of the unnecessary chemicals or additives that go into sushi these days.
Have you read the label on the sushi you buy at grocery stores? It's a pretty long list for what should be - a short one!
Shows you a technique on how to easily slice avocado for your sushi rolls.
And a beautiful way to slice your sushi grade fish.
Videos cover how to roll sushi and include a salmon roll, tuna rolls, a shrimp roll, a cucumber roll, an avocado roll, and a California roll.
Nigiri sushi usually comes in pairs and many different types of seafood and proteins are used to make Nigiri sushi.
The most common Nigiri sushi is tuna, salmon, and shrimp.
Nori seaweed is a natural seaweed that comes either dried or toasted and you can find Nori in flat sheets that are the perfect size for your sushi making venture.
Nori is rich in minerals as well as vitamins and can contain B vitamins.
Raw Nori aka dried Nori is probably more nutritious than the toasted type. And raw Nori that has not been heated above 105 degrees F will be considered a raw living food.
You will be able to find a variety of Nori in the Asian food section at most grocery stores. And if you like raw Nori, you will most likely be able to find this type at your health food stores.