How to cook sushi at home: simple secrets
Sushi and rolls not so long ago became one of the mostin-demand dishes in the menu of restaurants and cafes. Sometimes you want to arrange an eastern holiday without leaving your house: to pamper yourself or family, or maybe arrange a real party from the land. Of course, preparing them at home will require much less cost than when ordering. The question remains only how to cook sushi at home. Let's learn!
How to cook sushi at home: what will it take?
So, sushi, rolls at home. In order to prepare them, you need to stock up in advance not only the necessary products, but also some items, without which cooking and subsequent use will become impossible.
This is a bamboo mat and sticks. The first is necessary when wrapping algae - it will greatly simplify the process and make rolls dense. Wands can also be chosen as reusable or disposable. The first is best left only for yourself, but the last ones to use just for the party.
The most important products for the preparation of rolls -it's rice, nori seaweed and rice vinegar. Rice is best to choose a special, it is brewed very quickly. Of course, you can buy a regular round, but you will have to watch it longer. Nori are in packs of 5, 10 and 60 pieces. Choose their number depends on how many people will be. It is necessary to carefully check their quality through transparent packaging: the algae should be dense, without holes.
Other important products are red fish,and not necessarily salmon - you can choose it according to your own taste, cucumbers, curd cheese, for example, "Philadelphia". This is one of the most common fillings. You can also use crab sticks, avocado, eel, sesame as an ornament.
How to cook sushi at home: recipe
Sushi, rolls of the house begin with the preparation of rice. Counting on five sheets of nori, you need to collect about one and a half cups of rice. It must be thoroughly rinsed in cold water several times, and then pour two cups of liquid and put on a plate. When the water boils, the fire should be reduced to a minimum, after which the rice is cooked for about 10 minutes. After this time, rice is infused for another 10 minutes under the closed lid. At this time, the sauce is prepared: a half spoonful of rice vinegar, a tablespoon of sugar and tea salt. The vinegar is heated and mixed until the sugar and salt dissolve. Then the rice is poured with this mixture and is taken to a cool place until it is completely cooled.
How to cook sushi at home? Very simple! Take a sheet of nori, it is superimposed on the whole of its area, leaving only one centimeter free from above. Before you take the rice, hands should be dipped in water, slightly diluted with vinegar.
The filling is superimposed on the near side,cut into thin strips: fish, cucumbers, curd cheese, crab sticks, etc. Then, lifting the nori sheet together with the mat, the roll is carefully and tightly wrapped. When it is ready, it should be cut into 8 equal parts. The knife must be taken necessarily sharp.
Sushi is served together with soy sauce, if desired, you can add wasabi.