You know what I really like to make (gastronomically speaking) when there are no plans on the horizon? SUSHI! Making sushi is not difficult, but it takes too long to make and so little to eat. However, sometimes I have the craving for homemade sushi, so I dust off the tools and get ready to cook!
What do you need for making sushi for two?
400 gr sushi rice
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
4 sheet of nori
2 pieces of fresh tuna (or any fish you like)
½ tablespoon sugar
½ tablespoon salt
Put the rice in a small saucepan with water, and bring to the boil for 10 minutes. Put the lid and simmer gently for other 10 minutes.
Dissolve in a small bowl the vinegar with the sugar and the salt, sprinkle over the cooked rice and mix softly. Let cool for 20-30 minutes, stir periodically.
While the rice is cooling, I like to prepare the vegetables. Peel the cucumber and the carrot and cut it into fine strips, same with the avocado and the tuna.
Here comes the tricky part: place a sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi mat, and with the hands wet (hands always wet!), spread half the rice over the sheet except for 1cm clear at the top. Place the ingredients you want to be inside the sushi roll across the rice, and begin rolling from the near edge with the rice. Keep the filling in place with your fingers at the time you keep rolling.
Cut it into pieces. Remember: every time you use the knife to cut a piece, dip it in cold water; this trick prevents the rice and the nori to get stick to the knife.
The soy, wasabi and ginger are used to dip the roll inside. Dissolve a pinch of wasabi and place a little piece of the ginger into the soy sauce. Is that easy!
This makes a fantastic takeaway lunch if you usually have to eat at work or anywhere outside, or a fresh and healthy dinner at home.
Happy sushi making!