Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sushi Time!

Who doesn't love sushi??? I do LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I have to say it is not the easiest things to make, I actually struggle to get the perfect rice; I know, I have a problem with always leaving stuff in the stove and burning them because I was doing something else, so actually that happens sometimes when I am doing rice or things like that which require patience. So the past couple of times every time I am cooking rice I stand there and wait, I might do something else in the kitchen but won't leave until it's ready. Actually that technique has worked I haven't overcooked the rice! yes!!! .. so anyways a long time ago I went to sushi classes at the Loblaws in St. Clair Ave, and even though I had an idea of how to prepare sushi it is always better to have someone there explaining and providing you with the exact perfect recipe you need to make it taste perfect. So I went to this class, enjoyed it and actually ended up knowing how to prepare sushi. The best part is that I can mix whatever I want and make sure I am eating super fresh ingredients!
So for all of you who want to prepare sushi, I would just say DO it!!! You might need a little practice, but once you've mastered it you will get perfect sushi every time.

I found some great videos that can help you master the technique. On these videos they use half of the sheet but I used the entire sheet which is also ok and it is easier to do. SUSHI VIDEO.



3 cups Japanese rice
3 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup rice vinegar
3 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
Toasted Sesame Seeds
Nori Sheets

(Basically whatever you happen to be craving)

Super Fresh Raw Fish (Tuna, Salmon, etc..)
Cucumber slices
Philadelphia cheese


I a deep bowl add the rice and water and put the lid on. Heat the water until it just starts to boil (5 mins on high heat) and then lower the heat to medium low and cook for approx 20 mins. more. In a separate bowl mix the rice vinegar, sugar & salt until it's all dissolve. Add the rice vinegar mix into the rice and stir until the rice is all coated with vinegar mixture. Let the rice cool down.

Lay the nori sheets out on a flat rolling surface. Spread the sushi rice evenly over the sheets and sprinkle the sesame seeds over the surface. Place whatever filling you happen to like.. I used salmon, avocado slices, cucumber slices, etc.
Roll the sushi into a log jelly-roll style. Slice into ¾-inch pieces and serve immediately.

You can also serve this with TEMPURA! click here for the recipe. or.....
FRIED CALAMARI click here for the recipe


  1. Your sushi looks excellent! I definitely love it but don't think I have the patience for making it. It's worth a try though after seeing yours!

  2. Hi there,
    I just wanted to Thank you for visiting

    I've also enjoyed browsing your beautiful blog as well. You are as cute as a picture! Love the Cooking school attire . . . you will be fabulous. The pie looks to die for. I wish you could share it with me right this minute!
    Thanks again,
    Get Off Your Butt and BAKE!

  3. nothing like homemade sushi delicious presentation

  4. i LOVE sushi too! especially with salmon and avocado... mmm...

  5. I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE sushi :)!!! Yours look great! I should make some again as well soon!

  6. I love sushi! i think is so practic, sometimes when i have to go working i do the roll but i dont cut it, the i eat it as a wrap!