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Learn to Make Sushi

Updated on October 16, 2013

How simple is this?

Making your own homemade sushi or spring rolls, easy.

After buying this kit on Amazon, along with the kelp papers and the rice, and rice vinegar, I was ready to roll! ROLL SUSHI that is!

I sliced vegetables from the garden into some very small strips;

I laid out some crab meat and shrimp to add protein and variety;

I tried to go for a blend of colors in my first batch;

And, I prepared the rice according to on-line sushi rice directions.

A "Sushiquick" set is a perfect gift for someone who loves eating sushi and likes learning new techniques. After cooking the sushi rice, and seasoning it with the rice vinegar, I started the rolling process according to the directions in the box.

I was able to,serve them up as soon as they had their picture taken, and before I could begin making my second batch, my first roll of sushi ever had disappeared. My husband insisted it tastes just like at a sushi bar. The knife in the kit is very sharp and works best if you dip it in water before cutting the roll. The slicing guide is great because you can end up with all of the pieces a standard size, Locke the professionals. It's fun to roll the kelp papers inside the sushi and have spring rolls, this gives the rolled rice a nice finished look without the dark green outer layer, yet still has the kelp flavor.

After slicing and displaying on my handcrafted sushi dish, we simply added soy sauce to the tiny bowl and had a genuine home made treat.B008YWRTB4

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A few vegetables straight from our garden for delicious sushi ingredients.Another tasty selection to go in the sushi.The final product.  Yum!
A few vegetables straight from our garden for delicious sushi ingredients.
A few vegetables straight from our garden for delicious sushi ingredients.
Another tasty selection to go in the sushi.
Another tasty selection to go in the sushi.
The final product.  Yum!
The final product. Yum!

The knife is essential. Sushi rice is very sticky so a sharp knife that is dampened before each slice is a necessary tool. Another great tool to consider is "Sushi for Dummies," always a great companion gift to the SUSHIQUICK.

Sushi For Dummies
Sushi For Dummies

The "Dummies" books are always a great choice when learning a new technique.

 
Sushi: The Beginner's Guide
Sushi: The Beginner's Guide

The Beginner's Guide is a great tool, with more ideas than one can imagine on their own.

 
Kitchen + Home Non Stick Sushi Knife - The Original 8 inch Stainless Steel Non Stick Multipurpose Chef Knife
Kitchen + Home Non Stick Sushi Knife - The Original 8 inch Stainless Steel Non Stick Multipurpose Chef Knife

You cannot make perfect sushi without it. It's very sharp - warning - but it is the one necessary tool for great sushi.

 

I viewed a few videos on YouTube about sushi making techniques before starting my experiment. They were very informative. Here are a few I found.

Have you tried making sushi? We're you pleased with the results. Share your successes or failures here. Mine was delicious.

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      Amine 3 years ago from Doha, Qatar

      it good plate to serve, ladies learn!! so your husbands and BFs would enjoy having this meal, specially when it is made by you.

      Thank you

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      finalwebsites 3 years ago

      The first time that I see this kit. Until now I made sushi with the bamboo mat like in the sushi restaurant :)

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      Kay 3 years ago

      My husband enjoys making sushi. It's a process so he doesn't make it too often but it is wonderful!

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      hientran1122 3 years ago

      im like sushi , never do last time , but sometime im eat .

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      The kit looks like it would be really handy when making sushi with kids,to help them learn the moves without so much frustration - a cool idea!

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      whattaplay 3 years ago

      I just had some sushi tonight for dinner! This is definitely a cool invention, but also kind of dangerous since I'd probably eat it nearly every night...

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      astevn816 lm 3 years ago

      I love Sushi, this lens was very infromative

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      burntchestnut 3 years ago

      I lived in Okinawa for 3 years and both ate and made sushi. It wasn't hard using a bamboo sushi roller, but this new device is great. I especially like the way you can place a cover over the roll and cut nice, even pieces.

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      fullofshoes 3 years ago

      perfect gift for my sushi-loving daughter (or me) :)

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      frayne 3 years ago

      I remember when my cousin in law made sushi. It was really delicious partner with wasabe and soy sauce.

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      frayne 3 years ago

      I remember when my cousin in law made sushi. It was really delicious partner with wasabe and soy sauce.

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      Stanley Green 3 years ago from Czech Republic

      Never tried sushi before, but I will when the opportunity comes (or I'll ask my wonderful wife to prepare it for me :)

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      AngryBaker 3 years ago

      love this... been wanting to make sushi, but always felt intimidated.

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      alienbritt 3 years ago

      I need to try this!

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      Joanne Reid 3 years ago from Prince Edward Island/Arizona

      My son made it when I visited him in Vancouver and it was wonderful. I never tried it on my own but hey, this lens has encouraged me to try.

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      Ben Reed 3 years ago from Redcar

      I have never tried making my own sushi. But I may try it now after reading your lense - wonderful.

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

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