Do you like Sushi? I honestly hate it. I make it often for someone who doesn’t enjoy the taste. However, Caspar and sometimes my children, eat sushi. I’m great at making sushi burritos, it’s just when I go to slice the “burrito” things get messy and fall apart.
One day while grocery shopping I was picking out fish and I noticed not too far over they had pre-made sushi bowls. Once I made it later that day at home I honestly got angry at how simple their sushi bowl was. I said to myself, “I can easily make this.”
So I did.
Let’s start at the beginning: the rice. If you have never made sushi before, sushi rice is not your normal white rice. Yes, it’s white but there’s more to it than that. Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups Short or medium grain white rice, I use Nishiki Rice
- 3 cups Water
- 1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- Rinse rice under cool water
- In a medium sauce pan add rice and water, allow to come to a boil.
- Once boiling, cover and reduce heat down to low. Allow to steam until fully cooked and no water remains. (Should take around 20 minutes). Set aside to cool
- In a separate saucepan, over medium heat, set sugar to dissolve in the rice vinegar and oil with your salt. Once sugar dissolves set aside to cool.
- Stir your vinegar mixture into your rice and stir until no liquid remains. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
And there’s your sushi rice.
For the sushi bowl that I made you will need: Raw salmon, Nori cut into strips, sliced avocado, thinly sliced carrots (I used baby carrots), sliced cucumber, and a poached egg, sesame seed and soy sauce are optional.
The store bought bowl did not come with any nori but Caspar loves to snack on it so I decided to add some into my bowl. If you’re not sure what nori is, it’s edible seaweed. I cut my Nori sheets into strips and weaved them together to place into the bottom of my bowl, next I added my rice. On top of my rice I placed my strips of Salmon, next came the carrots, then the avocado and then the cucumber. Lastly, I placed a poached egg on top of everything then I sprinkled some sesame seeds over it all and drizzled some soy sauce with it.
What’s great about making these is you can honestly put whatever you want and how much of it. I know when I make sushi I have to dice everything the same size so it will all fit, for this I sliced everything up and just threw it in the bowl; and Caspar loved it.