For Japanese food fans, sushi is one of the best dishes around.
But why should you have to wait for a delivery or go to a restaurant if you want sushi?
Sushi can be made at home, as long as you choose the right ingredients, have the right equipment, and make sure you know what you’re doing.
What you need to make sushi:
A bamboo mat (lined with plastic to stop it sticking to the rice), a special Japanese sushi knife (a ham knife will do) and a bowl with a little water to wet your hands.
As for the ingredients, you will need special sushi rice, nori, wasabi, previously frozen raw red tuna for the tuna maki, plus avocado, prawns, cucumber and flying fish roe for the California rolls.
Rice is the basic ingredient of this dish, and it will make the difference in how your sushi turns out. The first thing to do is to rinse the rice to get rid of any excess starch. Rinse the rice until the water runs clear, then drain it and cook it for around 20 minutes.
Next, add the rice vinegar and mix it with the cooked rice while it cools, then leave it to sit for 5 minutes.
In order to make the tuna maki, take a sheet of dried nori and place it over the bamboo mat. Next, put the rice on top of the seaweed with wet hands. Place a strip of red tuna on top and then use the mat to roll the sushi, adjusting the bamboo so the roll is tight.
Cut the sushi in six pieces with the knife (make sure the seaweed sheet is damp).
Put some soy on small dishes, add some Japanese table decorations and your homemade sushi is ready to eat!