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Vegetarian Sushi

Posted by icyelite on June 9, 2008

Big Roll of sushi Mixture of sushi

Sushi, a favorite food of Japaneses? I just learn to make sushi last year, and it was my first time eating sushi too. Usually, those sushi wrapped with cucumber only, I do not eat. That is because I’m afraid they will add on some special ingredients that I do not know and they have a strong smell which I don’t really like. Haha. Now that I know how to make sushi already, I guess the strong smell is vinegar.

There are alot of different types of ingredients you can add inside the sushi, its up to your choice. However, in the recipe later, I will show a simple list of ingredients that you can make your sushi more colorful and more appetizing.

Basic Tools that you will need for Sushi Making:

  1. Wooden sushi mat/ sushi press mould
  2. Sharp Knife to cut sushi

Recipe for Sushi Making

Ingredients A:

Zhen Zhu Mi, 珍珠米/ Japanese Rice
Sushi Vinegar/ Rice Vinegar

Ingredient B:

Vegetarian Hot Dog
Vegetarian Bak Kua
Sukini/Japanese Cucumber
Vegetarian Pork Floss
Salad Cream/ Mayonnaise

Ingredient C:

Seaweed

Preparations for Sushi Making:

  1. Wash the rice and cook it like cooking normal rice.
  2. After rice is cooked, add sushi vinegar into the rice. The amount of vinegar to mix in is according to the amount of rice you had cooked.
  3. After mixing, let it cool down first while you prepare ingredient B.
  4. Deep fry the hot dog and cut it into stripes.
  5. Cut the Bak Kua into small stripes.
  6. Take salt and massage over the sukini, and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Wash away the salt and cut the sukini into 6 stripes.
  8. Once ingredients A and B are ready, you are ready to roll the sushi.
  9. Put a piece of seaweed on the wooden sushi roll.
  10. Spread the rice evenly onto the seaweed, filling 3/4 of the seaweed size.
  11. Take a few pearls of rice and smash it at the edge of the seaweed to aid in sticking later.
  12. After spreading the rice, put salad cream, vegetarian pork floss, sukini, vegetarian bak kua and hot dog.
  13. Roll the sushi with strength, so that it appears to be tight and for ease of cutting the sushi into smaller pieces.

Finishing: After rolling the sushi, cut the sushi into smaller pieces. Put the sushi onto plates. Prepare wasabi and soy sauce in a saucer. You are ready to serve.

Advice:

  • You can use vegetarian ham instead of vegetarian hot dog.
  • You can make scrambled eggs to add on into the sushi too.
  • Try to choose different colors of ingredients, so that it makes your food looks more appetizing.
  • When mixing/cooling the rice, you can pour out the rice into a big mixing bowl.
  • Try to use a non-stick spoon when digging out the rice from the mixing bowl, else make a bowl of salt water if you are using your hands.

Pictures of some ingredients:

Mixed Sushi Rice Vegetarian Hot Dog
Sushi Vinegar Sushi Vinegar Close Shot
Sukini Close Shot of Sushi I Made

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