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How to Make Sushi

In Japan, cooks train for years, even decades, to become master sushi chefs,
but here are a few tips and tricks for making your own sushi at home.

 

 

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“Sushi chefs know good
vinegared rice is more
important to top-quality
sushi than even the 
most expensive tuna belly."


Chef Masaharu Morimoto


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Step 1: Make the Right Rice

The right variety of rice, ample seasoning and proper technique are
key to making fluffy, flavorful sushi rice.

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Step 2: Prep Fillings

 

Well-balanced sushi calls for pristine
fish and the freshest vegetables.
Buy only sushi-grade fish, and use a
sharp knife to remove any sinews.

 

 

Julienne crisp vegetables, like
cucumbers, carrots and peppers, so
they can easily be added to cylindrical
maki or temaki (hand rolls).

 

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Step 3: Assemble

 

Maki

Maki are cylindrical rolls of seafood,
vegetables and vinegared rice
wrapped together using nori (dried
seaweed). To make maki, place
toasted nori on a bamboo mat. Wet
hands in seasoned water, then form a
log of sushi rice on one edge of the
nori. Spread the rice gently across
until evenly layered; add an 1-2 ounces
of your favorite filling.

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Nigiri

Nigiri are slices of fish or shellfish
pressed onto a mound of vinegared
rice, with wasabi in between. It can
take years to perfect the art of
pressing rice into a perfect nigiri
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Step 4: Serve

Serve immediately with wasabi and soy sauce on the side for light dipping and pickled ginger
slices to cleanse the palate in between bites. PSA: It’s okay to eat with your hands, too!

 

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