23 April, 2018
Rolling Sushi With Jimi Hendrix
So it has been a rainy day overall and I didn’t get the chance to cook on my grill. As sad as I was I had to think of something else to cook because I still had to eat you know.
I decided to create some sushi!
I love them and their concept of eating something small with a whole lot of different ingredients inside them.
So I started thinking and got the ingredients I wanted to put inside the sushi.
Obtaining Roasted Seaweed
Another main ingredient besides rice is the seaweed. You need this so you could be able to roll the sushi and have something to hold everything together.
(This is the seaweed that I used)
Sushi Rice VS Regular Rice
So you should already know the main ingredient you need to make sushi is rice.
Although you could use regular rice, I recommend using sushi rice, but like always I make the best of what I have so I used regular rice.
A Little Advice if You’re Using Regular Rice
You know normally when you cook regular rice you usually use 1 cup of water to 1 cup of rice. Well, when you are making sushi your rice needs to be more smooshy, wet, and sticky so I would recommend using 2 cups of water to 1 cup of rice.
Although my rice doesn’t come out perfect I have still been able to create delicious quality sushi.
Different Ingredients You Could Use
There are no perfect ingredients that you could use to create your own sushi. It all depends on what you feel like eating or what you want to put in. It’s the best thing ever because you’re able to get creative and put in anything you want.
For example for your main piece of meat you could use:
For your sides or like your fillers you could use:
- Cream Cheese
- Sesame Seeds
Listen to Music to Get Inspired
As a quick side note if you don’t know what to use or how to combine the ingredients you want. I suggest you put on any music you like to listen to.
Music is such a wonderful, beautiful thing that can bring peace to your life, it can inspire you and motivate, and it can bring back wonderful memories.
When I was trying to figure out what ingredients to use I was listening to Jimi Hendrix- Purple Haze. This song to me is so beautiful and I could just relate and get inspired by it.
Sadly he passed away at a young age, but he was a legend who left a legacy and some beautiful music.
So listen to whatever music you like to listen to so you could get inspired and motivated.
The possibilities are endless! Get creative and let me know what were you listening too and what did you use to create your sushi.
If you don’t know what to listen to you could check out my other article where I was jamming out to Krewella while cooking on the grill. Read all about it here.
It’s All About Rolling
Sushi is pretty easy to make overall. The only difficult thing to master would be the actual rolling of the sushi.
To be able to do this you need a sushi rolling mat.
You could find a beginners kit here
You lay the rolling mat flat down. Once you have done you then place a sheet of seaweed on top of it with the “crunchy” side facing up.
The entire sheet might be big so you could cut it in half, but it doesn’t really matter the bigger the better. Lol.
You then place a good amount of rice covering the seaweed. Make sure your fingers are wet because if they are not the rice will stick to you and it will be a mess.
Now is when you start adding the meat and the companions you want it to go with.
You cut whatever your putting in the sushi in a nice thin piece and then lay one on top of each other or next to each other.
A Quick Advice
Be careful to not overfill the sushi with a whole bunch of things. Although it might be tempting to completely stuff it with deliciousness.
If you do so when you roll it, it might not close or come out in a nice shape so just make sure to keep that in mind.
Roll it Tight
Now that you have laid all of your ingredients on top of the rice its time to actually roll it.
You have to make sure you pat everything down so it becomes all stuck together and tight.
You pick up one end of the rolling mat and fold it into a circle. You then pick up the end of it and do it again.
Every time you roll it make sure you pat it down, you squeeze it, you put pressure on it so everything sticks together.
You keep repeating this process until you are all the way to the end. Once you get to the end just spread a little bit of water with your fingers on the edge of the seaweed paper and roll it one more time and making sure you squeeze everything really tight and good.
Now that you have your sushi all rolled nice and tight or maybe half rolled with the other side sticking out.
*Don’t worry it seems easy but you have to get the hang of it so it comes out nice. Don’t be discouraged if it’s not that perfect. Trust me mine still don’t come out perfect and I have made sushi a few times in my life already.*
Now You Cut it Into Little Pieces
Now is where you actually get to see your sushi because right now it is in what I like to call a burrito stage (lol), but you want to get into a sushi stage.
So you just cut them into little pieces and there you go you have your sushi.
It’s Time To Get Saucy
Now that you have your sushi all ready its time to enjoy it and eat it. you could eat it just how it is without any sauce or you could decide to add some sauce to it.
The main sauce everyone uses is soy sauce, but you could use any different type of sauce of your choosing.
So there you go now you have created your very own sushi. Let me know what ingredients you used and how it came out. I can’t wait to hear from you.