How to make sushi at home

In this article, we will focus on how to make sushi at home.At first glance it may seem that it is very difficult.But this is absolutely not the case.Suppose that the first time you will get a not so nice as in the restaurant, but the taste is not affected.In time, with practice, you will gain the necessary dexterity and be able themselves to give lessons on how to make sushi at home!And your culinary delights will please friends and relatives.

For a start be clear that such sushi and rolls, as well as how they differ.There are the following basic types:

  • Nigiri - a small tight balls of rice thick as a finger and a piece of fish on top.Sushi bars are usually served them in a couple of several fish species.
  • rolls (maki) are a combination of rice with a variety of seafood and vegetables, wrapped in a sheet of nori (seaweed) and cut into small pieces.
  • Separate sushi (chirashi sushi) - the most common form in Japan.Portions of rice stacked in small containers, and in any combination on top are placed vegetables and seafood.
  • Pressed sushi (oshi-sushi).For the preparation used cooked or marinated fish.Then it was placed on the bottom of a small capacity, and is placed on top of the rice, and on it - the yoke.After a time the resulting preform is removed and inverted so that the fish has been on, and then cut into pieces.

In this article, we will tell you how to make sushi at home, namely nigiri.For the preparation we need:

  • special rice;
  • sheets of dried seaweed (nori);
  • soy sauce;
  • rice vinegar;
  • pre-cooked shrimp;
  • mackerel fillets, mackerel, tuna, salmon;
  • crab sticks;
  • cream cheese;
  • smoked or salted salmon;
  • cucumber
  • toasted sesame seeds;
  • avocados;
  • lemon;
  • sake;
  • greens;
  • wasabi;
  • pickled ginger.

also come in handy a sharp knife and a bamboo mat.

first and most important step that needs to master before making sushi at home - is cooking rice.This is perhaps the most important ingredient.The way it is prepared is dependent taste of the finished dish.

Based on two people take two cups of rice and carefully wash out of it.This must be done so long as the water is no longer cloudy.Then you need to drain the rice, and you can start directly to the cooking.

prepared Put the rice in a deep container.Water was added calculation: one cup of rice with 250 ml water.Close the lid and quickly over high heat bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to minimum and leave to languish for 12 minutes.Without removing the cover, remove from heat and give it brew for another fifteen minutes.During this time, filling prepare 50 ml of vinegar (rice), 10 g salt and 30 g sugar.All mix and pour a thin stream of the blade in the rice and stir immediately.We give cool and meanwhile prepare the fish.It is important to finely chop.Take brusochek fillet measuring 10 cm in length and 2.5 in height and fast movements make sure cuts.Then we form the rice balls and give them an oval shape.The upper part of the grease wasabi, place a piece of fish and presses.Done!

Now you know how to make sushi at home and can themselves experiment with ingredients.