Here is a list of ingredients and utensils that you need in order to make sushi rolls, handrolls, and onigiri at home. Homemade Sushi will a lot better than the restaurant sushi roll for sure. You will enjoy making sushi at home, saving money, also, you will be making sure that you are using fresh and healthy sushi ingredients. There is one more thing that you will come to know is – how much these restaurants make from sushi making business.
Sushi Ingredients List for Homemade Sushi
Nori sheets are used to wrap the sushi rice and sushi fillings. It looks dark brown and taste umami and has a lot of natural minerals and vitamins to offer for our body. It is a vegan seaweed also called alga and sea-vegetable.
Sushi rice is also called sticky rice, it originates from Japan and other neighbouring Asian countries. Recently, I found that sticky rice is exported from Italy as well, which is a substitute to the sushi rice and but not recommended.
Sushi vinegar is a mixture of sugar, salt, and rice vinegar, which is prepared as per taste preference. However, sushi vinegar is available online and at Asian supermarkets as well.
Sesame Seeds are used to garnish the sushi rolls. You can use white or black sesame seeds or mixture of both. Sesame seeds are nutritious and offer saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats, proteins that are good for skin and heart.
Vegetarian Sushi Fillings
There are huge array of options to choose from, to fill your sushi rolls, for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. You can fill you sushi rolls with fruits like mango and avocado, vegetables like cucumber, carrot, sprouts, and lemon.
Here are a few common non-vegetarian sushi fillings
Raw fish like salmon and tuna, seafood, crab stick and caviar, and grilled chicken and beef, deep fried tempura and pickles.
To dip your sushi rolls, you can use light soy sauce or dark soy sauce – that must be your choice.
Marinated ginger is also called Gari. It is eaten to clean the taste palate.
Horseradish paste – it is eaten to cleanse the taste palate and also has a few health benefits.
You can make spice mayonnaise at home by adding togarashi and sriracha and mixing it well.
To garnish sushi rolls – you can use sesame seeds, caviors, tempura bits, parsley, carved fruits and vegetables.
Utensils Required to make Sushi
- Rice Cooker
- Sushi Mat – Makisu
- Rice Tub (Wooden)
- Rice Paddle (Wooden)
- Chopping Board
Also Make – Temaki, Onigiri, and Chirashi Don
With the same ingredients you can temaki (hand roll), onigiri (rice ball), and chirashi don (sushi bowl)