One of our favorite new meals to have is sushi at home. I was rather intimidated initially, but it’s one of the fastest and easiest meals we make. The most difficult challenge is finding everything in your local market, but once you get that down you can grab the ingredients and go.
Sushi rice (short grain Japanese rice)
Nori (Dry seaweed)
Fillings of your choice
Boil your rice according to package instructions. Some people prefer to add a little rice vinegar and sugar, but this step is optional. Once rice is cooked, spread rice onto a sheet of the nori. Yes, it’s sort of like a weird green paper that smells like tobacco, but just go with it. Make sure to leave about one inch of nori without rice in order to seal the roll.
Once your rice is spread, lay ingredients on top of your rice. Our favorites are rather simple- imitation crab meat, cucumber, avocado, or cream cheese. Feel free to try actual raw fish, just be careful to prepare it correctly!
Slice with a serrated knife and enjoy!
We love to serve it with soy sauce and Wasabi, lighter on the Wasabi. Get a little too much and your nose will understand. Cheers for sushi at home and money saved by eating in.
Happy Monday! What are you guys making for dinner this week?
(Special thanks to my friend Shari for the recipe and encouragement to make these!)