I’ve been yammering on and on about making my own sushi for awhile now. I got around to trying it the other day. I thought it went fairly well for a first time attempt. But I’ve got to say – that sushi rice sure is sticky.
Somehow I managed to get it everywhere. It seems to stick to everything except the nori. I finally wrestled enough of it down to make an inside-out teriyaki tofu, avocado and cucumber roll. After all that effort, the least it can do is be tasty and it was.
Sushi rolls may look easy, especially after years of watching sushi chefs deftly whip them out. But it’s not. It takes practice to make them look nice and presentable. My technique especially needs a lot of work and probably a little less rice and bigger/more pieces for the filling would help as well.
I’m already looking forward to the next round of sushi making. I’m hoping to pin down the rice next time without too much effort or mess. We’ll see.