Thursday, January 27, 2011

Easy - peasy Sushi

Rebekah loves getting into the kitchen with me and cooking. And to get out of a rut that I've been in with our meals around here I decided to get out some of my kids cookbooks and make atleast one new meal every couple of weeks with her - good on the job training don't you think?

So, we made Sushi today. Now in years gone by when I had a lot more time I used to get out my recipe books and cook new things frequently. Back then I had a great recipe for Sushi which was much more involved, so when I saw this simple recipe I had to try it. And guess what - it tasted pretty good - as per my two home grown food critics!

Here's some pictures I took earlier today (we had it for lunch) :




































We saved some for Ron and his comment was "oh this looks just like the Sushi you get in the shops" :) I'm not sure what he expected my Sushi to look like or what that says about me as a cook!!! I know I'm not a master chef but c'mon I can cook cook a little (just teasing honey) (he does read my blog but never comments!).

So, the basic recipe is to cook some sushi rice, add some japanese/ sushi vinegar to it, place it onto your sea weed sheets with whatever filling you desire, roll them up and cut it to whatever length you desire. (All of these are available at the local supermarket these days). Ours was cucumber with avocado and tuna with avocado, yum!

Something tells me we'll be making this for a long time around here because not only was it healthy and yummy but it was also very easy and as I always tell my friends - in the kitchen I am "Queen of Easy"!

Bon appetit!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Very nice indeed! You know I am yet to try sushi. Will have to one of these days! xxx

Ganeida said...

You know I look at these in the shops ['cause it's a tae~away food these days lol] & think yeah ~ except for the seeweed. I don't mind a little bit of some types but...Still I may try this bfor the semi~vegetarian lot in this house. Thanks.

Rebecca said...

sushi (hand-rolls anyway) is so yummy! must make it again soon :)

Clara said...

Good idea to try something new every couple weeks - it's fun to experiment, and so rewarding when it turns out well! :) Your sushi looks great (even though I wouldn't eat it, personally!!) :)

joyfulmum said...

Sarah, you would love it and Clara I am surprised you've not had it as you posted on your blog about Thai food etc, it's not that bad really:) Ganeida, it's perfect for vegetarians as you control what goes into it and sea weed doesn't have a strong taste at all, it's thin like paper with a slight salty taste:)

Mrs Adept said...

Yum, Yum, Yum~!!

Richele said...

I'm with Mrs. Adept: Yum, Yum, Yum!
Will be looking for some sushi rice and seaweed.

Jo said...

I have avoided making them as they look hard to make. I only like vegetarian ones. The best way to teach children how to cook is by cooking the evening meal.

Amy said...

Wow--they look great! I think I'd have a hard time making the rice sticky enough and getting everything to hold together. Don't I wish that my kids would eat sushi!! That would be an act of God for sure! ;)

joyfulmum said...

Jo and Amy this sushi is definitely easy as the title of my post suggests:) just add some vinegar to the cooled cooked sushi rice until you get it to the right flavour you like then spread it out on the sea weed sheets and place your fillings on and roll up! that's it, don't even need a bamboo mat!