My mom and I were walking around New York City and noticed a great many sushi restaurants. Since both me and my brother have always wanted to attempt to make our own sushi, we were inspired. On our way home, we stopped at an Asian market and picked up all of the necessary ingredients and tools.
We were originally going to make California rolls (a true starter sushi), but couldn’t find imitation crab meat. So, we bought some cooked shrimp and used that instead. We made enough sushi for 4 people (two being men) with this recipe.
- 2 cups dry sushi rice
- 4 Tbsp seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 1 package nori (dried seaweed)
- 1 cucumber, cut lengthwise into long, thin pieces
- 2 avocados, sliced
- 20 cooked, peeled, shrimp, tail removed
- sushi mat
- saran wrap
- Thoroughly rinse the rice in cold water until water runs clear.
- Place the rinsed rice in a medium saucepan and add 2 1/2 cups of cold water.
- Heat the rice on high until it boils and then reduce the heat to low.
- Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed.
- Remove the pan from heat and let stand for 10 minutes, and then stir in seasoned rice wine vinegar.
- Let the rice cool completely. (I spread it out on a cookie sheet and stuck it in the fridge for a little)
- Once the rice is cool, line your sushi mat with saran wrap.
- Place a piece of the nori on the mat and cover it with the rice. Have a bowl of water next to you and make sure your fingers are wet when handling the rice. It is quite sticky!
- Once there is a thin layer of rice covering the whole surface of the nori, flip the nori over so that the rice is on the bottom.
- Place on piece of cucumber at the top of the nori, line up approximately four slices of avocado, and four shrimp.
- Watch this video to see how to roll the sushi (I have no idea how to explain it in words)
- Slice them up and enjoy!
Some other helpful resources I found after making this sushi are below: