We all love sushi and to buy the quantity we eat in a sitting is astronomical (Scarlett just about eats her body weight in sushi!), hence I make it as opposed to buying it (although it is what my kids ask for if we are out and they need lunch). Â Tuna filling seems to favoured by the kids and Greg, but you can use what ever ingredients you like. Â Make sure you don’t overfill and don’t use anything too moist, or you will be wearing more sushi than you will be eating. Â You don’t need a bamboo sushi roller either, the secret to that is how you prepare the cooked rice.
1 cup = 250ml
3 cups sushi rice
1 packet nori sheets, or approximately 10 nori sheets
1 425gm tin tuna, drained (I prefer tuna in olive oil)
1/4 cup whole egg mayonaise
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar (can substitute with ordinary vinegar)
1 1/2 tbsp castor sugar
Rinse rice in a sieve, till the water runs clear. Â Cook rice according to your favourite method. Â (I use a rice cooker). Â While rice is cooking, place drained tuna and mayonaise in a food processor and blend until just combined. Â Place it aside. Â Once rice is cooked, stir in the vinegar, sugar & salt. Â Spread the rice on a large plate to a thickness of about 2.5 cm (1″). Â Put in fridge for about 10-15 mins to cool the rice down. Â Remove rice from fridge and cut it into strips about 3cm (1.5″) wide (this is what makes rolling them later on so much easier).
Place a nori sheet on a clean surface and cut off a strip of the rice to fit the width of the nori sheet. Â Place the rice about a quarter of the way along the nori sheet.
Spread a layer of tuna on top of the rice and add strips of avocado. Â Roll the first quarter of the nori sheet around the rice and press gently into place. Â Keep rolling until the nori sheet is totally wrapped around the rice and filling.
Repeat until you have used up all the rice. Â Cut the rolls into your preferred size before serving. Â I make a dip of equal amounts of lemon juice and tamari sauce (or soya sauce) and add few drops of sesame oil and garnish of coriander (cilantro).
Enjoy! Â Jacinta