Recipe: Sushi

KBVR TV’s Home Cooking, Episode 5

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Illustration by Alex Koetje

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Recipe Courtesy of Meisen Hu, Home Cooking Host

Video instructions for this recipe can be found in KBVR TV’s Home Cooking series.

Home Cooking highlights family recipes from international students. In this episode, home cook Meisen Hu walks you through all the necessary ingredients, preparation and cooking instructions to make sushi.

Ingredients required:

  1. Sushi rice or good quality, slightly sticky rice—avoid sticky rice and Jasmine rice
  2. Rice vinegar (seasoned or unseasoned)
  3. Sushi nori (seaweed sheets)
  4. Salt
  5. Sugar
  6. Smoked salmon
  7. Cucumber
  8. Avocado
  9. Cream cheese
  10. Japanese mayo
  11. Eel sauce
  12. PF Chang’s spicy sauce
  13. Seaweed seasoning
  14. Crispy onion.

Instructions:

  1. Cook rice with a rice cooker, about 0.75 cups of rice makes one sushi roll.
  2. When rice is cooked, let it chill then mix in your desired amount of rice vinegar. If your rice vinegar is not seasoned or if you wish to add more flavor to it, add salt and sugar.
  3. Spread the cooked, seasoned rice on the rough side of a sheet of sushi nori, about 1 cm in thickness.
  4. Add your desired protein and veggies. If you don’t have sushi-grade raw salmon, please use smoked salmon to avoid potential bacterial/parasitic infections. Also avoid putting too much in it which would make it hard to roll the sushi.
  5. Roll the loaded sushi nori sheet into a sushi roll, make sure the finished roll is nice and firm.
  6. Let the sushi roll chill in the fridge for 30 minutes—this helps with securing its shape and making it easy to cut.
  7. Dip a sharp knife in clean water then gently cut the sushi roll into eight equally-sized pieces.
  8. Plate the sliced sushi pieces, add your preferred toppings and sauce.
  9. Enjoy!