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2 May, 2018

Chilling and Rolling Sushi As Best As You Can

Posted in : Appetizers on by : Jesus Brainz

Trying it Again

So my latest blog post was about creating sushi. I love how they came out plus they were delicious, but they didn’t exactly come out how I wanted them too.

So I did some more research and learned more about it and I wanted to try it again so they could come out even better than before.

And let me tell you that they did come out way better this time and I’m much more satisfied with the results.

So I’m going to tell you about the different things that I learned about and how to incorporate them in making the sushi.

Using Different Brands

On my last blog post “Rolling Sushi With Jimi Hendrix” I demonstrated the brand of seaweed that I used last time. There was nothing wrong with it I liked it, but this time I decided to change it up.

So I used this brand of seaweed.

Seaweed Wrap

It was just as good and I liked the outcome of it so I can’t complain.

A Lot More Water Than Rice

As you can recall in my last blog post I created “Rolling Sushi With Jimi Hendrix” I told you to use 2 cups of water per 1 cup of rice.

Although that is not a bad mixing rate it could be better.

I tried using 3 cups of water per 1 cup of rice and in my opinion, it came out better. The rice was a bit more sticky, soft, and tender. It was better to spread around the seaweed wrap and stick to it.

*FYI! This is still using regular race instead of sushi rice.*

A Key Ingredient

So something else I did to the rice that I didn’t do before was I added some rice vinegar to it when it was done cooking. Honestly, I don’t have an exact amount of how much I added.

I usually have this keen natural sense of how much I should add to anything. There’s something in my soul and in my veins that let me knows when the amount is just right.

So I spread a generous amount of the sushi rice vinegar covering the rice to enhance the flavor and change the consistency of the rice to make it a bit more sticky.

rice cooked

Having Time is Awesome

Also when I started preparing the sushi I decided to take more time in setting up everything perfectly and making sure I’m doing everything right.

I prepared all the vegetables and fish that would go in a sushi and I laid them out on a tray.


That way I would have everything prepared so I could roll the sushi peacefully and perfectly.

Although they didn’t come out perfectly, they did come a lot better than before. I also realized that practice makes you better so don’t worry if they don’t come out so good the first time keep on practicing and they will be better.

It’s Time To Roll

Now that you have everything all nice and prepared all you have to do is roll it.

I still recommend this simple but efficient bamboo sushi rolling mat. It’s affordable and it gets the job done.

Some Quick Ideas

If you don’t know what vegetables or fish to put in your sushi you could check out my other sushi blog post “Rolling Sushi With Jimi Hendrix” there are a lot of different options there.

But here is a different list that can maybe spark your mind:

  • Scallions
  • Peppers
  • Shrimp
  • Mayo
  • Tomatoes

Anything you would like to put into it you could do it. just make sure to cut it into little strips so it could fit in the sushi.

Steps By Steps

Now just in case, you don’t know exactly how to place the seaweed wrap on the sushi rolling mat.

Let me tell you it super easy.

  1. You lay the seaweed wrap with the smooth side facing down and the rigid side facing up.
  2. Then you spread some rice across covering the seaweed wrap but only about ¼ of it.
  3. You evenly spread your vegetables across.
  4. Then you add any other sides you decide to put into it.
  5. Lastly, you add the meat on top.
  6. Once everything is set its time to roll it up.

(I honestly believe that there is no perfect way to which ingredients you put on the wrap first so you could follow any sequence you want, but the rice is a definite to go first)

ready to roll

One quick tip is to make sure you cover your sushi rolling mat so it doesn’t get that dirty and it could last you longer. That could be with like a Ziploc bag or Serrand wrap either or would be a good choice.

Turn Up While You’re Rolling The Sushi

Don’t forget that while you are working hard to create a masterpiece you need to be in the right mindset.

The way to achieve this (at least in my opinion) is to listen to some super turnt up music or some chill relaxing music.

This time I wanted to relax and take my time while I was rolling so it could come out perfect. So I was listening to “Lofi Hip Hop Radio” it’s a 24/7 radio station that plays relaxing music and I totally love it because it helps me get in the zone and concentrate.

Cut The Sushi Up

Once you have finished rolling all of your sushi its now time to cut them up so they could look like this unbelievable circle of deliciousness that is about to enter your mouth.

rolled sushi

rolled sushi

You want to try and cut them like an inch apart from one another so they come out like to a nice chunky circle.

Don’t worry about the edges they will always come out weird, but I just consider them as snacks for your hard work.

cut sushi

Once you have finished cutting them its time to enjoy devouring them.

Remember you could use some soy sauce or some hot sauce to accompany the sushi.

Try it out and let me know how it went.

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