I could eat sushi pretty much everyday. I am so glad I rediscovered my sushi rolling mat I bought off Amazon a while ago. Sushi is SO easy to make at home and fun too! I am always thinking about new rolls to make at home and my favorite fillings are crab, shrimp, smoked salmon, cucumbers, and avocado- listed in no particular order. I recently made a Veggie Roll with brown rice, you can find the video on my Insta HERE!
I have experimented between white rice, brown rice and quinoa for the ‘starch’ part and white rice is still my favorite when making homemade sushi. I have learned flavoring your rice makes a huge difference in the flavor of the sushi so it’s important to not skip that step. I know some people probably think it’s weird that vinegar is added to the rice but it works well. If you are in a hurry and don’t have time to use the sushi rolling mat, simply cut the seaweed sheet in half and make a hand-roll! Another lesson I learned was make sure your knife is sharp when cutting your rolls. This will help tremendously so you can be sure to get perfect looking pieces .
We sometimes do take-out sushi from favorite sushi places in Monterey and making it at home is just so much easier. If I want to make a meal out of it, I also will make Miso soup, steamed edamame and gyoza (aka Japanese dumplings). You can find the dumplings in pretty much any store. Trader Joe’s has my favorite; pork, veggie, or shrimp filling!