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Sushi Rolling Tips

Sushi RollIing – Tips

Sushi rolling is an art form, something that you would have to experience doing yourself to help you appreciate this amazing Japanese delicacy even more. With the intricate way that each step is done, making your own sushi can give you the ultimate eating experience.

How to roll sushi?

Sushi rolls are traditionally called ‘Maki’, made of rolled rice and fish or seafood wrapped in Nori. The Maki has two varieties, the fat maki known as Futomaki, and the thin roll called Hosomaki. Futomaki can be made using two fillings, while Hosomaki is made of one filling that can be fish, seafood, or a single vegetable.

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Perfect Sushi Roll Recipe

Perfect Sushi Roll Recipe

Sushi rolls are the most common among sushi types, with different variations depending on your taste. The biggest problem about this type rolls however, is not the taste or the preparation. Most of the time, rolling the sushi is where the hard part comes in. Rolls should be made tightly, with the ingredients evenly distributed throughout the roll. Each roll should be kept intact, and should not easily fall apart.

Some people try to improvise and use wax paper or cloth place mats. But to roll a perfect sushi, you would have to invest on the proper equipment as well. Although improvisation is sometimes good, an authentic sushi mat is still the perfect tool to give each roll the precise density and would keep each roll even.

For perfect sushi roll recipe follow this tips.

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Sushi Rice Recipe

Sushi Rice Recipe

As you have noticed, rice is the most basic and most important part in sushi. Because of the sushi’s form and preparation, the rice for prepare it should have perfect texture and consistency, making sure that the sushi remains intact. If you do not have a rice cooker you can use, any heavy pot with a lid can be used. There are also different brands of rice to choose from, but remember that the brand will only matter once you have perfected the art of how to cook sushi rice.

Sushi rice recipe:

The first thing that you need to prepare is the Tezu, the vinegar and water solution. Mix 250 ml of water, 30 ml of rice vinegar, and 5 ml of salt together.

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The Best Sushi Ingredients

The Best Sushi Ingredients

Sushi may belong to traditional Japan foods, but it has become a huge hit to the taste buds of everybody around the globe, with Japanese restaurants found in almost every corner. With the blended flavors of vinegared rice, raw fish or fresh seafood and other ingredients, the taste has become something that almost everybody craves at one point. And behind the memorable, distinct taste is the best and freshest ingredients that can make a piece of sushi better than anything else you can taste.

What are the best sushi ingredients? A choice of fish can make or break your effort. In making the perfect sushi, you can only trust six different kinds of fish. The Bluefin tuna has a few choice cuts that would work perfectly with it.

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Tools For Making Sushi

Tools For Making Sushi

You may think that making sushi is strictly about how fresh your ingredients are, and how well you were able to prepare them. It may be about how fresh the fish or seafood is, or having the right amount of moisture on the rice to make its stickiness just right. But just like everything else you do, the tools and equipment that you use is also equally important. Using the right sushi supplies while they are in top condition will cover half of your worries in preparing a great homemade sushi.

The rice can be prepared two ways: by using a rice cooker or a covered pot. Using a rice cooker would of course be easier, as the rice is automatically cooked without much effort from you. However, you can use a thick pot with a lid in case you do not have a rice cooker handy. This would take a lot more effort though, but would not necessarily affect the results.

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Making the Perfect Sushi

Making The Perfect Sushi

Sushi is fun to eat anywhere, but it would be far better experience if you try to make it by yourself. Making sushi is definitely not easy, but with a lot of practice and a little bit of imagination and creativity, you can make the best sushi in the comfort of your own home. When you are going to buy sushi grade fish, make sure you only get quality and fresh one. Remember that since the fish is served raw, there is a big chance of illness, parasites and contamination and buying unsafe fish is definitely not an option you would want to take.

You should also handle the fish carefully, taking care that it does not come into contact with any other frozen food in your fridge as this would make buying sushi grade fish pointless. Other frozen food coming into contact with your fish will contaminate it, so make sure that the only thing the fish comes into contact with is the set of tools and utensils you will be using to prepare and eat the sushi.

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Is Sushi Heathy

Is Sushi Healthy

Is sushi healthy? Off course. It is a food that nourishes the body, enriches the brain and is real pleasure for the eye. Did you know that very low incidence of cardiovascular disease among Japanese people is directly linked to a high consumption of fish? Because of the natural content of sushi, it is very healthy and can benefit the body greatly. It is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and very high in protein. But definitely you should be careful when choosing sushi ingredients.

Because of white rice it is also a good source of carbohydrates, but smarter choice would definitely be brown rice for an extra boost of fiber. The white rice can be a problem for those who have diabetes, as it contains a lot of sugar.

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Different Sushi Types

Different Sushi Types

There are many types of sushi and that is even more appealing to the thought of eating something different with every dish. Different sushi types came from different regions of Japan, with those coming from Osaka and Tokyo being the most popular. Edo-mae Sushi (Edomaezushi) comes from Tokyo, with ‘Edo’ referring to Tokyo Bay. Tokyo Bay is rich in seafood and is located right in front of the city of Tokyo.

The most popular form of Edo-mae Sushi is the Nigiri-Zushi (hand formed sushi), also usually the most expensive. It is a well-formed rice ball or finger of rice topped with raw fish or seafood and glazed with either Wasabi or ginger. Nigiri-Zushi has several types of shapes for the rice balls like kushi-gata, hako-gata, tawara-gata, funa-gata.

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