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Yes, we made sushi. It is surprisingly easy and cheap too (you wouldn’t think that, seeing as they cost around $6 a roll in restaurants!) We made 5 rolls, and even Taylor was stuffed. We made a few regular rolls (seaweed on the outside) and a few inside-out rolls (seaweed on the inside).


Makes 4-5 rolls.

1 cup sushi rice
1 cup water
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
stuff to put inside (we used avocado, cucumber, green onion, smoked salmon, and shrimp in various combinations.)
nori (seaweed sheets)

Before cooking, rinse rice several times in running water until the water runs clear (this may take several rinsings). Cook according to package directions.

Mix together rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a small pan. Stir until granules dissolve. Spread the cooked hot rice into a large plate by spatula. Sprinkle the vinegar mixture over the rice and fold into the rice by spatula quickly. Do not smash the rice. Let cool. Use immediately.

As far as making the sushi, you better go somewhere else for directions. I should have taken a video or something, but sushi is something I just can’t describe. Search for how to make sushi, you’ll find plenty of sites that can do a much better job of explaining than I can!

A few tips: Be sure to use a super-sharp, serrated knife to cut the rolls, our you’ll end up with a squished mess. Don’t stuff your rolls too full, or the seaweed won’t quite make it all the way around. Plus you’ll end up with a really thick roll too big for one bite. I also use half a sheet of seaweed instead of a full one, but you really can’t put very much filling in if you do this.

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  1. I order my sushi fish from out of Chicago. They ship all over the country next day. Give them a try! I have had nothing but rave reviews about their sushi grade fish.
    -Eric Hoffman

  2. Looks great. If you make it once, you will make it again. I am making sushi this weekend for a large party and can not wait to start rolling.

  3. Oh I’ve always wanted to try sushi but didn’t because I am unable to find sushi-grade fish near me. I never thought of smoked salmon though—Thanks!

  4. beautiful photo. You’re right…it is hard to describe in words how to make sushi!

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