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A few years ago I tried sushi for the first time.  I was apprehensive, but I went with it…and I really, really liked it.  Then, a few days ago a fellow teacher came to where Amanda and I were eating lunch and shared with us some sushi that she had made at home…and then shared the recipe and information she used to make her sushi.

Of course, Amanda and I HAD to try it for ourselves, and tonight was the night.  Because we were both busy earlier in the evening, she came over around 7:30 and we got started.  The most time consuming part is (by far) making the rice. It wasn’t hard at all, but just took about an hour all together.  While we were waiting for the rice to cook, we got all of our ingredients together.

Then it was time to start making our rolls! Let me tell you, the rice was STICKY! We finally worked out the system on how to do it and made three sushi rolls each.

Adding the rice to the nori.

Adding the rice to the nori.

The nori sheets that we got were HUGE…note to self…use smaller sheets next time, or cut them in half. Once we loaded them up with rice, it was time to put in the other ingredients.  I basically made California rolls…crab, avocado, cucumber – and then added a few shredded carrots for color and even put in some cream cheese in a couple of the rolls.

Ready to Roll

Ready to Roll

Finally it was time to roll the sushi and then cut it so we could enjoy our dinner! All in all it was a good first sushi-making experience…we know areas we want to try differently, and may branch out on what we put in our rolls…but for our first time, it was great!!

Moment of Truth

Moment of Truth


2 responses

  1. Dee Schwinn

    some day, I will try it…

    May 4, 2011 at 10:33 pm

  2. Alex Neises

    Sushi is so good. I first tried it on a cruise and loved it. It wasn’t just the rolls I had, I tried raw squid. It wasn’t as bad as you would think!

    May 6, 2011 at 6:18 am

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