Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Its a sushi party!

Party? well not really. The girls and I love california rolls.  Our local grocery makes fresh sushi and its so yummy.  I secretly shop there more often so I can bring home a tray or two of these little yummy treats.  Here lately I have made it a meal, and that requires more trays, meaning more cash out of the pocket, and I might as well have gone out to a restaurant for what I spend.  My dear frugal husband always suggests making our own, so I took him up on that last night and here is what we did.
I started with the smaller size seaweed sheets.  Thats all they had at the grocery yesterday so I decided they would have to do.  I love the smell of this stuff, its weird I know.  Yum!

I used my rice cooker and used pearl rice.  I read somewhere that is the best for making sushi, but I am not expert, and I am self taught, so go with what feels right to you. I smashed a thin layer of rice on the seaweed, you need to leave about an inch on one end, will explain that later. I added some avacado slices, imitation crab meat and cucumbers tothe center.  I have also used other things, there are no rules here, what ever sounds good to you!

I left about an inch on one end, you need to start rolling from the opposite end, when you get them rolled up, moisten the area you left free from rice, and then use that to stick and hold your roll together. 

When you are done rolling them up, use a very sharp knife and cut them to the size you like. A few of mine are only about 1/2inch, I overstuffed my rolls and I like them bite size. 

Im hoping for Valentines Day this year to attend a Sushi making class.  If I do, I will be back with more yummy sushi goodness. 


Beth- the mama bee said...

I have my sushi try #2 ready to post tomorrow. I rolled ours the other direction. hmmm. I couldn't stuff as much in.

Sandra said...

OMG I love california rolls and like you, I always grab the trays at the commissary, they have a sushi bar there, but they do get expensive.

I'll have to make my own YUM.

Joyful said...

Oh Yum!! Just looking at the pictures is making me hungry.
I love sushi.

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