I love sushi! Although it took some time before I attempted to make it on my own. Because for some reason I had gotten the idea that sushi would be complicated to make. But it turns out it does not have to be, in fact sushi can be pretty simple to make. Actually I think you can pretty much eat anything with sushi rice and call it sushi. :p
So when I made "My Simple Sushi" a few days ago I used sushi rice, rice vinegar, sugar, cold-smoked salmon, cucumber and soy sauce. (This photo was taken after I had eaten all cucumber, hence no cucumber in photo...)
I followed the quantity instructions on the sushi rice bag on to how measure and cook the sushi rice. Which was basically done in 4 steps.
1. Rinse rice in cold water.
2. Cover rice with cold water and let rice rest for about 20 minutes.
3. Bring to a boil then let simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes.
4. Rest again for about 10 minutes.
Once the cooking of rice procedure was completed I spread the rice on a tray to cool a bit. I then heated rice vinegar and sugar until sugar melted. After that I poured the mixture onto the rice and stirred gently. This is what gives the rice a bit of a sweet flavor. After that, to speed up the cooling process, I put the rice in the fridge. After about 45 minutes I started to assemble my sushi bits. I grabbed some rice, formed it into an (sort of) oval shape and put a bit of cold smoked salmon on it.
Voila! My simple sushi completed. With the sushi I had cucumber sticks and soy sauce. Not too complicated right?