Monday, September 12, 2011


Sushi is one of those foods that people often think is too hard to make at home - until you try it and realise how easy it actually is!  That was me a few years ago - but now it's one of the family favourites!  I love it because it's something a bit different, has heaps of varieties and is super healthy!  Sushi mats and ingredients are available in the Asian section at the supermarket.  Work out your favourite combinations and enjoy!

1 cup sushi rice
2 tablespoons rice/white wine vinegar
150g protein filling - eg tuna, smoked salmon, teriyaki chicken/beef, prawns
Vegetable filling - eg cucumber, capsicum, avocado, sprouts, carrot, cut into strips
1 packet nori sheets
Soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce and pickled ginger, to serve

Cook rice according to packet.  Pour vinegar over and stir, then leave to cool until it can be handled.

Place a nori sheet, shiny side down, on sushi mat.  With wet hands, spread a portion of rice over the nori sheet, leaving a 2 centimetre border along the top edge.

Place fillings horizontally on the rice.  Use the mat to roll up the sheet firmly.

Sprinkle water on the top edge of the nori sheet to seal.

Repeat with remaining ingredients.  Put in the fridge to cool, then slice into pieces and serve.

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