Sushi

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    Ura Maki-zushi (Inside-out Sushi Rolls)

    ‘Maki-zushi’ (Sushi Roll) is made by wrapping up Sushi Rice and Fillings with Nori (Seaweed Sheet). ‘Ura (the reverse side) Maki-zushi’ is made by wrapping up Nori and Fillings with Sushi Rice. You need plastic food wrap as well as ‘Makisu’ (bamboo mat) to make these Inside-out Sushi Rolls. Ingredients Sushi RiceNori (Seaweed Sheets) Filling …

  • Sushi Vegetables

    Simmered Kanpyō (Kampyō)

    Kanpyō (OR Kampyō) are dried shavings of melon-like fruit called ‘Yūgao’, which texture is similar to cucumber or white outer parts of watermelon. Kanpyō is most commonly used as a filling of Sushi Rolls. I remember when I helped my grandmother to dry the shavings to make Kanpyō. I was a child. I hanged the …

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    ‘Gunkan’ Maki Sushi

    You may not know its name, but you have seen it. It’s a type of Sushi called ‘Gunkan Maki’. Small oblong shaped sushi rice balls are wrapped with Nori, and covered with various toppings. It is a big fun to make them at home. By the way, ‘Gunkan’ means ‘Battleship’. The Sushi rice wrapped with …

  • Chicken Sushi

    Wasabi Chicken & Avocado Chirashi-zushi

    Chicken, Avocado, Cucumber, Lettuce, Wasabi are popular fillings for Sushi Rolls, because they taste good with sweet & sour rice. They can be great toppings for ‘Chirashi-zushi’, a type of sushi which is a kind of decorated rice salad. Same ingredients in a different presentation. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Sushi Rice1 cup (*180ml cup) Japanese …

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    Oshi-zushi

    ‘Oshi-zushi’ is a type of Sushi and it is made by pressing Sushi Rice and Toppings in a special mould called ‘Oshibako’ to create rectangle block, then it is cut into bite sized pieces to serve. But you don’t need the special mould. I use a plastic container and a small chopping board to press. …

  • Fish Sushi

    Salmon Sushi

    Nowadays in Melbourne suburbs, fresh sashimi is still not always available but fresh Salmon is. There are a handful of fish shops in the area I live and all of them sell Salmon that can be eaten raw. Smoked Salmon is available from any supermarket stores. So I make these Salmon Sushi for special occasions. …

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    Temaki-zushi

    Temaki-zushi is basically Sushi Rolls that everyone rolls by themselves at dinner table. This is so easy to prepare and perfect for entertaining. Sushi Rice, Nori Sheets and a platter of variety of fillings are served. Everyone at the table places some Sushi Rice and filling on Nori Sheet and rolls by themselves to eat. …

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    Maki-zushi (Sushi Rolls)

    Sushi Roll shops are everywhere in Melbourne, and they are very popular, though quite expensive.  Some times I come across horrible Sushi Rolls that are made with wrong rice and bad seasonings.  Sushi Rolls are easy to make and it is a great fun. Ingredients Sushi RiceNori (Seaweed Sheets) Filling Suggestions Cucumber & WasabiCarrot (cooked …

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    Nigiri-zushi

    If you can buy fresh Sashimi slices, it would be a big fun to make Nigiri-zushi at home. For toppings, Egg Omelette, Eel Kabayaki and Boiled Prawns are quite popular as well as fresh Sashimi. Ingredients Sushi RiceYour Favourite Toppings Topping Suggestions Fresh Sashimi slicesCooked PrawnsEel KabayakiOmelet slicedWasabiIkura (Salmon Roe), Tobiko (Flying Fish Roe)Nori Method …

  • Fish Sushi

    Smoked Salmon Chirashi-zushi

    Enjoy Sushi Rice with the topping of Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Egg. This dish is so simple and easy to prepare, yet very delicious and beautiful. Sushi can be your busy day’s dinner. Add some more salad vegetables to make it more refreshing. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Sushi Rice *cooked from 3x180ml cups uncooked Rice1 …

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    Chirashi-zushi

    Chirashi-zushi is a very popular type of Sushi which is a kind of decorated rice salad consisting of Sushi Rice topped with Vegetables, Seafood or thin strips of fine Omelet. You can buy ready-made Chirashi-zushi Mix, which you simply mix with hot cooked rice. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 3 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese …

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    Inari-zushi

    Sushi Rice is wrapped in seasoned Abura-age (thin Fried Tofu). You can buy already seasoned Abura-age called ‘Inari-zushi no Moto’ at many Asian grocery stores. They come in cans and plastic shrink wrapped bags. If you want to cook Abura-age by yourself, the recipe is here. Makes 12 Ingredients Sushi Rice (*cooked from 180ml x 3 …

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    Sushi Rice

    Sushi Rice is all about the quality of Rice, how it is cooked, and the flavour of Sushi Vinegar. My family’s Sushi Vinegar is always praised by my friends. Here is the recipe and you will never buy bottled read-made sushi vinegar again. Ingredients Freshly Cooked Hot Rice *Japanese short grain riceSushi Vinegar*Note: For sushi, …

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    Cooking Rice for Sushi

    When you cook rice for sushi, cook with slightly less amount of water to achieve firmer texture. Sushi Vinegar recipe varies from one region to another, and every family has a different recipe. I want to share my family’s recipe. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 3 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice3 cups (*180ml cup) …