Right before Thanksgiving 2016 I saw this amazing video posting on Facebook about the Sushezi and was so excited about it I shared it to my Facebook page. A Secret Santa of mine ended up surprising me and bought it.
Easy homemade sushi rolls here I came!
Okay, tons of lessons learned along the way as is notable from my pictures.
Okay, okay, I had a few glasses of wine in me already so, cheers to my adventures!
Basic California Spring Rolls
Cooked rice, carrots, cucumbers, avocado, fake crab strips and seaweed sheets
Lesson learned #1 I normally wash my rice before I cook it to clean off the starch. Yes, I forgot that I would need the starch to keep it sticky so, my rice ended up being a bit on the loose side.
Step 1: Place (sticky) rice on the sides of the tube.
Lesson learned #2 Keep the plunger inserted…. I forgot and had finished up filling the tube and locked it up when I realized I had not placed the plunger inside. Could have been the wine though.
Lesson learned #3 You really don’t need as much as you think within the tube; I over estimated and had to remove some in order to close it.
Step 2: Line your tasty ingredients inside! Remember that you want to cut them all in strips, no, not a lesson learned on how to cut; yay me!
Lesson learned #4 Still had one on this step of course which would be the opposite of lesson #3: Do not be stingy with your ingredients!
Step #3: Close it up!
Lesson Learned #5 Be mindful of the hinge side; I had locked mine in place and realized afterwards that one of my hinges was undone. After re-opening and re-aligning the hinges then re-closing, this was the moment I realized that I had forgotten the plunger. Yeah.
Step #4: Slowly push the plunger through; align the roll over your seaweed sheet.
Step #5: Roll it up and cut it into the size you wish; I recommend using a ceramic knife ~ worked wonderfully!
Step #6: Enjoy with the condiments you wish to have!
Even though I had a few (okay, several) lessons learned throughout, they were just that, lessons that I learned along the way to hone my skills and continue to make some tasty sushi rolls, or whatever your pleasure.