I spent a lot of money at the sushi counter of my store before I realized how easy they are to make myself.
This is also a great project for kids and a nice way of fitting in some extra veggies in everyone’s day.
HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE SUSHI ROLLS
What You Need
Here are the supplies you’ll need. You should be able to find all of these in the ethnic foods aisle of the supermarket.
- sushi rice (sushi-grade rice is important to create the “stickiness” needed for these rolls)
- nori sheets (roasted seaweed)
- bamboo rolling mat (about $2)
How to Make Sushi Rice
Follow the directions on the back of the rice package (1 1/2 cups of uncooked rice will yield plenty of rice to make 4-6 rolls).
While the rice is cooking, combine 6 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 2 teaspoons salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir mixture just until the sugar dissolves (do not boil). Remove from heat and let it cool until ready for use.
When the rice is cooked, pour rice vinegar mixture over rice and fluff using a fork. Rice is the stickiest (and easiest to roll) when it is completely cool. A quick way to do this is to spread it out onto a baking sheet. You can also refrigerate the rice overnight if you want to make sushi rolls the next day.