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Sushi Rice and California Rolls Recipe

Sushi Rice and California Rolls Recipe


Sushi Rice and California Rolls Recipe


Good, step-by-step recipe, great for those who make sushi for the first time! However, the phrase “makes 9 rolls” confused me – and I literally understood 9 rolls that one person can eat; I doubled the amount of rice, and later I found out that it’s meant 9 strips of rolls…We ate rice the whole week …


Hi Lidia, yes 1 sushi roll usually has 6 to 8 sushi pieces depending on how thickly you slice them. Doubling it would definitely make a lot of sushi!


These are my favorite! I bought all the goodies to make it including the roller and look forward to making them soon! Thanks for sharing.


That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!


Awesome recipe!!! i tried making rice many different ways and in the end I regret about why I didn’t make it this way! The filling I changed up because we don’t eat crab!


Thank you Natasha for all your hard work! I know you hear it a lot! But I want to say it again and again! God bless you and help you come up with more awesome recipes! All glory be to him he makes everything in our life’s possible! Reply


Marianna, I’m so happy to hear that my blog is a blessing to your family. Thank you so much for sharing that with me


ahh, i want to make it but just to make sure do u need to use any utensils other then knife? and where can i get the rice imitation crab meat?


It is very helpful to have a sushi mat. They are very inexpensive


then what about the rice and imitation crab meat?


For the crab meat, you just slice it with a knife and for the rice, you just need a pot to cook.


Hi! I’m going to be making this today or tomorrow. Can you use sushi rice instead of japanese rice? I can’t find it in my store.


The rice is called California calrose rice. Are you able to find calrose?


I rice is not sticky enough. I wasn’t able to form it correctly. Maybe I got a wrong type of rice?


Did you use Calrose rice and followed cooking instructions for sushi rice? Did you use rice vinegar? Is there anything else you might have changed? Reply


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The California roll; my favorite! I’m not a brave sushi goer (no raw fish for me!), but I sure do love my California rolls. I crave these topped with spicy mayo and dipped in a wasabi/soy sauce concoction… mmm. It’s also pretty inexpensive to make sushi at home. With the right tools and this tutorial, you’ll be a pro in no time.


It’s been an exciting week in my kitchen. First selyodka, now sushi and a bunch of other things in between, just wait until next week! ;). I’m just wild like ‘dat. I’m posting this because I’ve received plenty of requests for a sushi tutorial over the years and I think I make a mighty good Cali roll. My husband agrees


Ingredients for Perfect Sushi Rice:


2 cups Japanese short or medium grain rice (such as Homai or California Calrose)


2 1/2 cups cold water


5 Tbsp Sushi Vinegar(Make your own sushi vinegar by combining the following 3 ingredients and dissolving them together over low heat on the stove, then let the mixture cool):


4 Tbsp Rice vinegar


2 Tbsp sugar


2 tsp salt (I used sea salt)


I called my favorite sushi place and they told me they use Homai (California Calrose) rice to make their sushi. So I trotted over to the store and purchased the same one. It was perfect!


Ingredients for California Roll:


1/2 lb Imitation crab meat (p.s. the “log” shaped crab meat is the easiest to work with)


1 Avocado, ripe but still firm


1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced into long julienne strips


Toasted Nori Seaweed


Toasted sesame seeds


A sushi rolling mat + Plastic wrap to cover the mat. If you don’t have a sushi mat, try using parchment paper instead.


Dips/Sauces for California roll:


Soy sauce (regular or low sodium)


Wasabi paste or wasabi powder


For spicy mayo: Mayonnaise (~1 Tbsp) and Sriracha hot chili sauce (~1 tsp) or to taste


How to Cook Perfect Sushi Rice (Rice Maker or Stove-top):


1. Wash the rice with cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well. If you have a rice maker (way easier!), follow rice maker instructions (add 2 cups rice and 2 1/2 cups water) (no salt required!) and cook on the white rice setting then skip to step #4


2. For the stove top method: Put drained rice in a heavy sauce-pan and add 2 cups cold water. Cover tightly and set the pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to medium and let cook covered until all the water is absorbed (7-8 min). Do not remove the cover to check, but listen for the bubbling to stop.


3. Once you hear a faint hissing sound, reduce the heat to very low and cook another 6 min. Remove from the heat and let stand 15 min covered. This is the basic white rice eaten with Japanese meals.


4. Transfer the hot rice to a large bowl and break it up to get rid of all the hot clumps.


5. Let the rice cool down a little. It should still be very warm when you stir in your sushi vinegar.


Assembling your California Rolls:


1. Wrap your in plastic wrap before using it (this makes it re-useable and you don’t even have to wash it!).


2. Fold the pieces of nori in half to split them.


3. Toast your sesame seeds over medium heat, stirring constantly until golden. Slice up your veggies and crab meat.


4. Spread a generous handful of sushi rice onto the 1/2 sheet of nori. Use your WET FINGER TIPS (keep your hands wet to prevent sticking) to spread the rice evenly over the entire surface of the nori.


5. Flip the rice covered piece of nori over so the rice is facing down (this way, your rice will be on the outside). Place your fillings across the center of your nori lengthwise (don’t overfill or the roll won’t seal).


6. Start rolling using your matt to firmly keep the roll in place. Apply some pressure to make a tight roll. If its not tight enough, it will be difficult to cut. Once the roll is complete, sprinkle the roll with toasted sesame seeds while it is still on the mat so you can turn it easily.


7. Run your sharp knife through a damp paper towel before slicing so the rice won’t stick as much. Cut the roll in half, then line the two halves up and slice into even 1-inch rings. I have found that it slices easier when you slice quickly.


I learned my sushi making skills after reading Mom’s culinary textbook from her college days, a little bit of trial-and-error and picked up some tips (like the wet knife and the plastic wrapped-sushi matt) from Ree Drummond.


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Sushi Rice and California Rolls Recipe


A tutorial on how to make the perfect sushi rice and a recipe for legitimate California rolls


Ingredients


Ingredients for Perfect Sushi Rice:


2 cups Japanese short or medium grain rice


(Make your own sushi vinegar by combining the following 3 ingredients and dissolving them together over low heat on the stove, then let the mixture cool):


2 Tbsp sugar


2 tsp salt (I used sea salt)


Ingredients for California Rolls:


½ lb Imitation crab meat (p.s. the \"log\" shaped crab meat is the easiest to work with)


1 Avocado, ripe but still firm


½ medium cucumber, peeled and sliced into long julienne strips


Toasted Nori Seaweed


Toasted sesame seeds


A sushi rolling mat ($2 at Cost Plus World Market) If you don't have a sushi mat, try using parchment paper instead.


For Dips/Sauces:


Instructions


How to Cook Perfect Sushi Rice (Rice Maker and Stove-top versions): P.S. do not add salt while cooking rice.


Wash the rice with cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well. If you have a rice maker (way easier!), follow rice maker instructions and cook on the white rice setting then skip to step #4


Put drained rice in a heavy sauce-pan and add 2 cups cold water. Cover tightly and set the pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to medium and let cook covered until all the water is absorbed (7-8 min). Do not remove the cover to check, but listen for the bubbling to stop.


Once you hear a faint hissing sound, reduce the heat to very low and cook another 6 min. Remove from the heat and let stand 15 min covered. This is the basic white rice eaten with japanese meals.


Transfer the hot rice to a large bowl and break it up to get rid of all the hot clumps.


Let the rice cool down until it is just warm, then stir in your cooled sushi vinegar


Assembling your California Rolls:


Wrap your sushi matt in plastic wrap before using it (this makes it re-useable and you don't even have to wash it!).


Fold the pieces of nori in half to split them.


Toast your sesame seeds over medium heat, stirring constantly until golden. Slice up your veggies.


Spread a generous handful of sushi rice onto the ½ sheet of nori. Use your WET FINGER TIPS (keep your hands wet to prevent sticking) to spread the rice evenly over the entire surface of the nori.


Flip the rice covered piece of nori over so the rice is facing down (this way, your rice will be on the outside). Place your fillings across the center of your rice in the middle of the sheet (don't overfill or the roll won't seal).


Start rolling away from you using your matt to firmly keep the roll in place. Apply some pressure to make a tight roll. If its not tight enough, it will be difficult to cut. Once the roll is complete, sprinkle the roll with toasted sesame seeds while it is still on the mat so you can turn it easily.


Run your sharp knife through a damp paper towel before slicing so the rice won't stick as much. Cut the roll in half, then line the two halves up and slice even 1-inch rings. I have found that it slices easier when you slice quickly


Original article and pictures take http://natashaskitchen.com/2013/10/23/sushi-rice-and-california-rolls-recipe/ site

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