Making Sushi at Home Is Easy (Recipe & Photos)
For amateur chefs, sushi might seem an insurmountable endeavor -- like the perfect puffy cheese soufflé or meringue-wrapped baked Alaska.
But surprisingly, it's not as difficult as it might seem, and with a few simple tools, even the most bumbling of kitchen klutzes can pull off some tasty rolls.
Trust me. I'm no cook. If I can do it, so can you. And no, you don't need a rice cooker. Promise.
How To Roll Your Own Sushi On the Cheap
First off, tools of the trade.
Basic requirements include:
- Sushi rice
- Rice wine vinegar
- Bamboo mat (plastic wrap will also suffice)
- Nori (seaweed)
Then, as far as fillings, it's chef's choice. Popular options include tuna, crab, shrimp, cucumber, avocado, mango, scallions, etc., plus the obvious accouterments: soy sauce, wasabi, and mayo.
A sharp knife is a must.