Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I like to eat, can you tell?

These Spicy Tuna rolls are homemade.  They were easy to make and a fraction of the cost and just as delicious as going out for sushi.  For my first time I went for a pretty simple roll but next time I think we are going to go all out and make an assortment of tasty treats.
Sushi Rice, which is is probably the hardest part of making sushi.  I'm half Korean if you didn't know and I buy my rice in 20lb bags but I'm sure you can find smaller amounts ot there.  Just make sure you stay away from that long grain stuff...you need the short sticky stuff.  You can find a recipe here I've been making it for so long I don't really measure.  I wash the rice until the water runs clear, put it in a pot and add water.  Again, I don't measure exactly I put my finger in th pot and I can just tell the ratio of rice to water by my finger.  I realize most people can't do this, the bag of rice should have instructions.
Then you need to make the vinegar mixture and mix it all together.  Again, you can find the rice recipe here.  I only use about 1/4 of the liqud stuff for 2 cups of uncooked rice but that is my personal taste preference.
You'll need a rolling mat.  I always see the Sushi guys with plastic wrap on their mats, I would suggest doing the same if you are making insideout rolls (the ones with the rice on the outside).  Get a piece of nori (seaweed) and press your rice into it.  Then flip that bad boy over.
You'll need some tuna.  I would be vary careful here if you're using the raw stuff.  *consume at your own risk* I'm not taking any responsibility for anyone who gets themselves sick.  I bought sushi grade tuna from a local fish market, I wouldn't go near the stuff they sell in my local grocery stores.  If you want you can always cook your fish, be safe.  You can put whatever you want in your rolls.  Just put your items on the rice in a line and roll it up.  Easy peasy.  I wish I had more photos but I got sidetracked and completely forgot.  Like I said the rice is the hard part. 

And on a sweeter note:
Found a recipe for Cakebatter Blondies on Pintrest and had to try them.  Looks like they were originally created by Gracie.  Go check out her cute blog if you want to try them out yourself.

Have you made anything tasty lately?  Or is there something you would like to try to make?


  1. I love sushi, although I haven't been brave enough to try making them myself!

    Frugally Green Mom

  2. Love this. The final product looks nom-delish! And I laughed at your bit about buying 20 lbs of rice! hahaha. I wish I could still buy that amount of rice! My husband isn't a bit rice-eater like me. :(
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  3. Still nervous to make it, but you did make it look easy! :) and so pretty! Those blondies look real good!