Almost everyone has savoured a Sushi dish at some point in most countries. Whether we pair it with a glass of wine or a cocktail, it offers a flavourful and unique tastebud experience that’s unlike anything else. When combined with sauce, rice, and other ingredients, the moist seafood is delicious and one-of-a-kind. It is no wonder that Sushi has become one of the most sought after global cuisines over the last century, and we can easily find a sushi restaurant anywhere in the world.
What is Sushi?
Sushi Japanese food consists of cooked rice and is served cold. This staple rice dish is flavoured with various raw seafood garnishes, eggs, vegetables, and vinegar. Rice is undoubtedly the key ingredient of Sushi. Regardless of fillings or toppings, Sushi always includes Rice. An exotic dish, now it is easily available even at grocery stores.
However, the rice used in preparing sushi is medium-grained that is somewhat rounded, and the usual rice variety is Japonica. This rice variety contains higher starch levels. Since this rice variant is starchy, the rice holds shapes well and this makes it convenient to eat with chopsticks.
There are two main kinds of Sushi, including Maki and Nigri. The Maki comprises Fish and rice rolled in a seaweed sheet called Nori. On the other hand, Nigri comprises an oval-shaped pile of rice with a slice of seafood or fish on top. The other types of Sushi include Uni Sushi and Temaki Sushi.
History of Sushi
Interestingly, many people believe that Sushi originated in Japan, but that’s not the case. Undoubtedly, Japan is indeed the sushi capital for introducing this lip-smacking dish to global travellers, but the origin of Sushi dates back to rice fields of China and a Chinese dish named Narezushi.
A dish comprised of salted fish and fermented rice was believed to help prevent illness. It was in the 8the Century when Sushi was spread to Japan from China. This practical Sushi Chinese food gradually began to evolve in Japan, and a chef named Hanaya Yohei forever transformed the world of Sushi. Shortly after he experimented with Sushi, the dish began to spread across the globe. It began fetching popularity in the US. Today, there exists an incredible variety of Sushi dishes, and there are more than 100 Sushi roll varieties to try.
What is the best sushi recipe for most beginners?
An extremely popular Sushi dish, the Spicy tuna roll is one of the best Sushi dishes for most beginners. It is prepared with finely chopped Sushi grade tuna mixed with sriracha, chopped scallions, mayonnaise and sauce. A perfect Sushi dish for those who are fond of spicy foods. Order fresh fish and other seafood varieties from Licious and try this authentic Sushi recipe. Let us know in the comments how you liked it. While posting your Sushi recipe on social media, use #MadeWithLicious. We would love to check out your Sushi culinary creativity.
|Prep Time||20 minutes|
|Cook Time||20 minutes|
- 3 cups well-cooked Japanese rice
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 40 ml Rice Vinegar
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 150-170 gms tuna sashimi (thinly sliced raw meat)
- 4 tsp sriracha sauce
- 1 green onion
- 4 tsp Mayonnaise
- Sesame seeds
- 3 dried seaweed sheets
Ingredients for sushi rice:
Ingredients for rolls:
- Put cooked rice in a pot and add sugar, rice vinegar, and salt. Mix well.
- Wrap the bamboo mat with plastic wrap/cling wrap and keep a little rice vinegar bowl with water on the side.
- Lay a dried seaweed sheet on the bamboo mat with the glossy side facing down. Add 1 cup of rice to the middle of the dried Seawood sheet and use vinegar water to wet your fingers.
- Spread the rice evenly across the sheet using your fingers.
- Sprinkle about 1/2 tsp sesame seeds evenly across the rice.
- Turn the seaweed sheet over for the rice to face down. Move the sheet close to the edge of the bamboo mat bottom.
- Chop tuna until smooth and mix in mayonnaise and sriracha sauce. Then add in chopped green onions.
- On top of the seaweed/nori, place the tuna mix horizontally.
- Grab the bottom of the bamboo mat with your thumbs while holding on to the sushi toppings with other fingers.
- Roll into a firm cylinder by lifting the edges of the bamboo mat and rolling.
- Cut the roll into half and thereafter into thirds.
- Serve this lip-smacking sushi dish with wasabi and soy sauce.