By Linda's Busy Kitchen on October 25, 2007
Photo by appleydapply
Photo by appleydapply
"Many people love sushi, but are intimidated to make it themselves, however, it is REALLY EASY to make, and a LOT of FUN too! You won't believe how creative you can get while making your sushi. The sky is the limit really! Add any veggies and fish you like, and be creative. Please note that this is basically a TUTORIAL on "How To Roll Sushi" and "How To Arrange Your Ingredients". Some of my favorite sauces are Japanese Tsume and Tare - Nitsume or Thick, Sweet Eel Sauce, Linda's Thai Sweet Chili Sauce for Dipping (Egg Rolls, Sushi), and a recipe I just posted for Linda's Spicy Mayonnaise Sauce for Sushi. ALSO, please check out the recipe I just posted for Types of Sushi Rolls. With this tutorial and the recipes for Types of Sushi Rolls, you have all you need to create a Sushi Lover's Dream! Enjoy!"
Serving Size: 1 (195 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Yeah, like this needs yet another five-star rave...but...WOWWWEEE! I made a huge platter (about 100 pieces!) of several different rolls, to take as my appetizer to our supper club, and the fifteen people there fell on it like starving wolves. I used "Minado's Perfect Sushi Rice" (and it WAS perfect) and L's Busy Kitchen's spicy sauce for dipping, and it was all wonderful. No leftovers! My husband insisted on doing the rolling, though, after I assembled all the fillings. He says the best sushi chefs are men! (Hey, I was glad of the help...he's not much of a kitchen guy otherwise!)"
"I have always been intimidated to make sushi, but after running across these simple to follow directions I ventured to the store to get my ingredients to make some. Thank you so much for this tutorial Linda. You have made a sushi maker out of me!"
"You have made me look so good. My family thinks I am the best for being able to make sushi at home. We all love it and this makes it so much more affordable. I have tried different combos and we loved them all. I will continue to make this at home, thanks to your instructions and helping me through this."
"You are the queen of my world tonight, Linda. I must admit I have wanted to do this forever, but it was intimidating, so I just didn't try. AMAZING and simple!!! We made all "cooked fish" versions for the first try, but next time we will go ahead with raw. Made crab, shrimp and smoked salmon with assorted veg and some with a little cream cheese. All wonderful. We even mastered the "inside out" version with the rice on the outside. Super good and everyone stuffed themselves. THANKS and thanks again!"
"Great instructions Linda! These really are so easy to make!"
"Thank you, thank you!! First attempt and I successfully made 3 edible rolls. I started with the california roll as I figured it would be a cheap experiment and edible even if I messed up. I also added the spicy mayo to some. I made them with rice on the inside and with rice on the outside. I look forward to all the fun I will have. Not to mention the money I will save by making these delicious bites all by myself. I spent almost $50 with all the ingredients. I would spend that on one meal alone for myself and DBF. I still have plenty to make many many more rolls. Thank you again!!"
"With these easy to follow directions my sushi making went off without any major hitches! These directions were so easy to follow and made my first experience making sushi a delightful experience!"
"We love sushi and decided to TRY to make some. They actually came out really well following this guide! I would recommend anyone who likes sushi to try this! Lots of fun and really easy following the instructions."
"These are wonderful step-by-step instructions. My family had so much fun rolling and eating sushi tonight and we can't wait to do it again. Thanks for sharing these easy directions and photos."
"My DH and I love sushi and I decided it was about time to make some. I had seen this recipe awhile back and saved it to make this winter. I think the instructions are perfectly explanatory and I was so happy to have a guide to go by Linda! This is so awesome and such a help to a beginner sushi maker like me!"
"This was such a great help during my recent sushi making experience. I had friends over for a Sushi Party, and we made all different kinds. With these explicit directions on just how to do it, we got the hang of it and went to town making ours up for our party. It didn't take long before we were rolling them like pros! Thanks ever so much for posting this helping hand "How To", as it helped make my party a smashing success!"
"My friend and I decided to try our hand at making sushi and we had a ball! I made a trip to the Asian market to pick up Dashi, Mirin, Japanese mayonnaise for the sauces, and then got some Japanese rice, Nori sheets, panko, Masago (fish roe), eel (found the Masago and eel in the refrigerator section. The Masago was in a plastic container and the eel was in plastic packaging in slices). Then I made a trip over to our local fish market to pick up fresh crabs and fresh shrimp (I had the other stuff on hand). (The soft shell crabs were about $3.99 each and I got 2). We made the rice without any problems and left that to cool while we fried the shrimp and crab. They came out lightly browned and looked ready to eat. (Frying the crab and shrimp was the most fun other than rolling the sushi into rolls)! We used Recipe #261412 to guide us in making what we wanted to put inside our sushi and the instructions were so clear that it made us seem like pros and was so easy to follow. (Many thanks Linda). My friend decided to make a Dragon Roll, as she loves California Rolls, but wanted to broaden her horizons. She also made a New York Roll to use some eel. I made the Shrimp Tempura and Manhattan Roll, then we both tried our hand at each making a Spider Roll. so we had 6 rolls in all to feast out on, and let me tell you, we had a FEAST. You would have thought it was out last meal! We put Recipe #261095 inside each roll, then topped with Recipe #256550. We had quite an eating experience and simply put, AMAZING!"
"I have made sushi a couple of times now, and have found it so easy following Linda's recipes and tutorials. The recipes are delicious! I have tried quite a few of them now. I can't thank you enough Linda for posting this info for us newbie sushi makers. This is great!"
"Linda, I am so happy to have found this information to make my own sushi. For some reason I thought it would be hard to make, but after following your step by step directions they came together easy, and we really enjoyed making them! I am SO happy to have found this tutorial. Thanks a million!"
"This recipe has a great technique. i like that it shows you how to put the rice on the outside as well. i also used daikon, cucumber, and avacado in my rolls. a good rice recipe that i used was #119373. also since i used imitation crab (my boyfriend doesn't like anything else.) i made a hot mayo to mix with it and those came out great. they were more like spicy california rolls i guess. well thank you so much for this recipe. it has taught me a lot!"
"excellent... I put it in http://www.recipezaar.com/cookbook.php?bookid=85881 , the cookbook I have dedicated to my daughter-in-law."
"I love sushi but have never tried making it before. I decided it's about time and I am really glad I did! This guide has helped me to know what to do from start to finish, and I really appreciate you posting it for us Linda. It has been a tremendous help to me and my kids! I have shared this guide with a couple of my friends and they can't wait to try it too. Great addition to my "Sushi Knowledge", and now I'm a pro :)"