Homemade Sushi!

17 Mar

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My St. Paddy’s Day involved an attempt at homemade sushi! Healthy, easy, and so good!

Here goes:

Homemade Sushi


Seaweed sheets

Sticky rice (also known as Japanese rice)

1/3 cup rice vinegar

3 tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. salt

Desired sushi fillings (I used avocado cut into slices, shredded carrot, and thinly sliced cucumber. You could use red pepper, smoked salmon, tuna, cream cheese…whatever your heart desires)

Tamari/Soy Sauce (optional)

Wasabi (optional)


1. Prepare sticky rice according to package. I made 1 cup rice with 2 cups water.

2. While rice is cooking, add rice vinegar, sugar, and salt to a saucepan over low heat. Heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside and let cool.

3. Once rice is done cooking, transfer out of pot into a new dish. Pour rice vinegar mixture over sticky rice and mix gently. Let rice cool (you can place in fridge or freezer to speed up this process).

4. Cut up fillings into thinly sliced pieces.

5. Once rice is cooled, scoop out and spread in a thin layer on seaweed sheets. Place a small amount of each filling across one end of the sushi paper. Slowly and carefully roll the sushi paper with fillings inside until you have rolled the entire thing. Wet the end of the sushi paper and stick it shut.

6. Cut roll into sushi pieces with sharp knife.

7. Add soy sauce or wasabi as desired. Enjoy!

Homemade sushi is great to take as a packed lunch to work. It can store in the fridge for a day or two as well.


2 Responses to “Homemade Sushi!”

  1. candies & crunches March 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM #

    YUM! Now I crave sushi. And I totally blame you for the craving! haha! xoxo

  2. Christa March 18, 2014 at 8:01 PM #

    I love making my own sushi, yours turned out so well Er! Another awesome thing to try with your seaweed is making wraps, it’s really great with avocado, cucumber, lettuce and shrimp! Happy eating πŸ™‚ xoxo

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