At no point will you ever hear me claim to be a sushi chef. I know my limits, hence, the really cool sushi maker that we have. It claims to roll out perfect sushi every time, except we usually over fill it. In addition to over-filling the maker, I use Costco bought guacamole, and call it avocado sushi. Sometimes, easy is simply better 🙂
Kid Two simply loves and adores all things sushi, except for the spicy sauce. We both cringe at the price though. When he was younger, I bought the cool sushi maker on Amazon, along with Sushi For Dummies the cookbook. We still haven’t read the book, and often forget to use the sushi maker. However, it’s making a comeback. I want to share with you our weekend of sushi making.
Allergy Status: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Nut Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free, Yeast Free, Vegan (some options), Corn Free Compatible
For Corn Free: Source super safe ingredients. It can be done!
Organic Nori Sheets
Lundgerg Organic Sushi Rice, cooked
Organic Cucumber, sliced lengthwise
Anything else you want to put in your sushi
We made several different combos of sushi. We started with the trusty old sushi maker. It worked really well, but wasn’t as good for the photos. So, we decided to brave it and spread rice directly on the nori sheet (GASP), and it actually worked out really well. We were doing our happy dances as we made sushi rolls.
Here’s the tough part: cutting sushi. We were doing it wrong in the beginning by using a serrated knife. We did a little research, and learned that a large sharp knife in a two-stroke motion would work, since we don’t have a sushi knife. Also, use a cutting board. Be sure you don’t try to cut it on a plate, or other surface. The cutting board and the right knife makes all the difference. For the cutting motion, we went down and forward, then further down and back.
You’ll love this though: we were only brave enough to cut them in half for pretty pictures. Beyond that, we like to call them sushi burritos. Ah, the joy of adventures. We really did have a great time!