Make your own Sushi – Nigiri, Maki and more
07. May 2023
The perfect Sushi Rice
Let’s start with the most important ingredient: sushi rice. If it doesn’t have the right consistency, everything will fall apart – literally. The right condiments are also very important.
All you need is sushi rice, a little Kikkoman Seasoning for Sushi Rice to provide the typical flavour, and a cooking pot. You can find a detailed tutorial by a professional sushi chef here:
If you’re not going to be using the sushi rice straight away, cover it with a damp cloth so that it doesn’t dry out.
Layered, not rolled: nigiri sushi
Although chefs roll the rice for the more well-known kinds of sushi, they form it into small mounds to make nigiri. The mounds are then topped with a thin slice of raw fish, omelette (tamagoyaki) or other ingredient. Here’s how to make it yourself:
When you come to eat the nigiri, make sure you only dip the fish – not the rice – carefully in the soy sauce. Otherwise, the nigiri will quickly fall apart.
Maki sushi: how to make the classic rolls
To make maki, you’ll need to assemble various ingredients such as salmon, tuna and cucumber. You then take the sushi rice and create a typical roll with the other ingredients. See how it’s done here:
The easy way to make California rolls
California rolls are characterised by sushi rice on the outside and nori strips on the inside. Before rolling everything up, you can add fish and vegetables, according to taste. It’s actually much easier than it sounds:
Wet your hands with water before rolling, so that the rice doesn’t stick to them.