Japanese Sushi | How to make Japanese Sushi

By Rita Arora  |  17th Nov 2016  |  
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About Japanese Sushi Recipe

Sushi is basically vinegar-flavoured rice rolled up with other ingredients, then cut into strips. Once you get the hang of cooking the rice and preparing the sushi, you can make endless variants using your own combination of toppings.

Japanese Sushi, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Japanese Sushi is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Rita Arora. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Japanese Sushi is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Japanese Sushi recipe by Rita Arora. Japanese Sushi can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Japanese Sushi just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Japanese Sushi can serve 4 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Japanese Sushi.

Japanese Sushi

Ingredients to make Japanese Sushi

  • For The Sticky rice:
  • 3/4 cups uncooked sushi rice
  • salt to taste
  • For The Dressing:
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Other Ingredients:
  • 2 seaweed sushi ( nori) sheets
  • Bamboo mat (8 by 9) for rolling (optional)
  • For The Stuffing:
  • 8 thin red capsicum strips
  • 8 thin carrot juliennes
  • 8 thin cucumber strips
  • 8 thin green capsicum strips
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • For Serving:
  • Soy sauce
  • Pickled sushi ginger (adrak)
  • Wasabi sauce

How to make Japanese Sushi

  1. Combine the rice vinegar and sugar in a small non-stick pan, mix it well and cook on a slow flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep it aside to cool completely.
  2. Once cooled, add in the sesame seeds and mix it well. Keep it aside.
  3. For the sticky rice, soak the rice in enough water for 15 minutes,. Drain well and keep aside.
  4. Boil 2 and 1/2 cups of water and a little salt in a deep non-stick pan, then add the rice, mix it gently and cook on a medium flame for 15-17 minutes or till the rice is cooked and the water is evaporated completely, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Transfer the rice into a plate and cool it completely, then add the prepared dressing and mix gently. Divide the rice into 2 equal portions. Keep aside.
  6. For the stuffing, combine the red capsicum, green capsicum, cucumber, carrot, lemon juice and little salt in a bowl, toss it gently and keep aside.
  7. Cover the bamboo mat with a cling wrap all over and seal it tightly. Place the bamboo mat on a clean, dry surface, place a portion of the prepared sticky rice over it and spread it evenly with wet hands leaving gap from all the 4 sides and press it gently.
  8. Now place the sushi sheet over the spread sushi rice and press it gently. Place 4 red capsicum strips, 4 green capsicum strips and 4 carrot and cucumber strips overlapping each other on one side of the bamboo mat and sprinkle a little toga rashi evenly over it.
  9. Roll it very tightly with the help of a bamboo mat, pressing each time while rolling. Gently remove the bamboo mat to get a sushi roll. Place it on a chopping board and cut the edges to make it look clean.
  10. Place the sushi roll on a plate and refrigerate it for 15 minutes. Cut it into 8 equal portions using a sharp wet knife. Repeat the same steps to make 8 more pieces.
  11. Serve it immediately with wasabi sauce, soy sauce and pickled ginger.

My Tip:

Once you get the hang of cooking the rice and preparing the sushi, you can make endless variants using your own combination of toppings.

Reviews for Japanese Sushi (3)

j Dasgupta2 years ago

Any recommendations for nori in Bangalore?

Tazeen Tungekar2 years ago

Where can we get nori sheets
Srishti Mukherjee
3 months ago
I have the same question

Andrea Srivastava2 years ago

Nice veg sushis :)

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