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It's (o)Sushi Time!!!
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It's (o)Sushi Time!!!

How to make Maki (o)Sushi

1.The rough side of the nori

Feel the nori sheet from both sides and you will find one side to be a bit smooth and the other a little rough. The nori should lay on the rolling mat with the rough side facing upwards.

2.Getting busy with rice

Get your hands wet, and make about a handful of rice to a ball of rice. It's important to keep your hands wet while working with sushi rice because it is sticky. When you work with the nori though, you should keep them as dry as you can. Keeping a bowl of water and a dry towel in your rolling zone is pretty necessary.

3.The spread

Gently put the rice ball in the middle of the nori sheet, and start spreading it equally on the nori, creating a layer of rice covering almost the entire sheet except the upper margin of about 2cm that should be kept uncovered. Later on, that margins are going to be needed empty of rice in order to close to sushi roll properly.

4.Can you fill this?

Now it's time to place a slice of fish (preferably no more than one) on the edge of the nori, along with 1-3 pre-cut slices of vegetables (carrot, cucumber, green onion, asparagus, and so on.. allow yourself to get wild on this matter)..

5.Commence the rolling sequence

Using the closer edge of the rolling mat, close on the filling with the nori making a rectangular shaped hill and tighten it from above.

6.Continue the rolling sequence

Move forward, continue rolling in the rectangular hill steps, keeping it tight with every move until you reach the end of the nori. Put pressure on the roll from all three sides at all time, especially on stops to allow it to roll tightly.

7.And....cut!

Use a wet, sharp knife to cut the roll in to little sushi units. 6-8 units per roll - that's your call.


Making (o)Sushi Rice

1.Choosing right
Wouldn't you say that the Japanese have already thought of everything? Well, they did. They even made a special rice for sushi, they call it "shari", some folks simply call it "sushi rice". And they even took the time and effort to make it round, so that you can find it easily in the supermarket.

2.Measuring and preparing the rice
First you gotta clear the rice from all sorts of impurities just lying there waiting for you to cook them in your sushi rice. But you wouldn't do that, right? Right. Wash the rice (1 cup = 3 rolls) with running water for 1-2 minutes until there is no more starch coming out of it. After you are done washing, take the rice and place it gently in a pot, add a little bit more water than rice ( the ratio is about 1.15/1 in favor of the water). Don't put too much water, or you'll get dough instead of rice.

3.Cooking the rice
The rice should be cooked on high heat at first, stir every minute or two, until the water boils. Then, lower the heat to minimum and cover the pot. Stop stirring, the rice will handle itself from now. Why? That is just the Japanese way...
After 6-8 min, check the water level. If there is no more water, only bigger grains of rice in the pot, that means the rice is ready. If not, check back every minute, making sure not to burn the rice at the bottom.

4.Taking out the rice
You think I'm kidding right? Well I'm not. There are a few important issues to keep in mind while taking the rice out of the pot. First, use only a wooden spoon to handle the cooked rice. A metal spoon will damage it severely.

Second, don't scrape the rice out from the bottom of the pot. If it comes out easily, good, if not - leave it be. The rice at the bottom is dry and burned, it won't taste so good.

5.Seasoning the rice
In order for the rice to taste like sushi rice should (and not like an ordinary rice), you need to add rice vinegar to it right after you take it out of the pot. How is this done?

1. For 3 cups of rice, use ½ cup of rice vinegar, 2 spoons of sugar and 2 tbsp of salt.
2. Mix together in small pot, on medium heat until all solids are mixed in.
3. Pour mixture on rice and stir well.
4. Let rice cool down for a few minutes until it is within the room temperture.



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Re: It's (o)Sushi Time!!!

Pretty good job. Most people actually have no idea how to make sushi correctly. You hit it right on the head.

The only thing I can add is the rule on knuckles. Put the rice in the pot first. Stick in your index finger. However many knucles the rice comes up is how much you want the rice to be submerged. So if it is two knucles deep then you want the water to be over the top of the rice by two knucles. This way conistancy is keeped with each batch.

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Er... Could you explain it just a tad clearer?

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The little stick int the middle would be your finger. Copy paste into notepad for better viewing.

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I still don't get it, but I think that's because I have huge fingers or something...

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where can obtain such ingredients?

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--monkey666-- Wrote:where can obtain such ingredients?
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what?

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Nice, i dont mind sushi. I don't think i have the patience to make it, though.

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