Friday, 15 August 2008

Sushi the natural way...

I like to experiment with different cuisines so here is a traditional adaptation of a Japanese dish... Sushi anyone?

So let’s talk Sushi… you love it or you hate it!

I thought that Sushi would be quite complex to make but I was shocked when I realised how easy and healthy it was.


Traditional Japanese Nori filled with Sticky warm Sushi Rice lined with tuna fish and sesame seeds

You will need:

2 Sheets of Nori
100g of Sushi Rice
1 can of Tuna
10g of Mayonnaise
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 carrot
1 spring onion

Now if like me it would make you feel squeamish using raw fish simply take a can of Tuna in spring water, add to a tiny bit of light mayonnaise for consistency and this will be your fish base

Take a Sushi mat and lay out a sheet of Nori (seaweed) this is incredibly healthy for you. In Japan they eat Nori daily as it contains 28% protein, more than sunflower seeds, lentils or wheat germ.

It is known as a sea vegetable and is the highest in B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 as well as vitamins A, C and E along with being a great source of calcium, iron, manganese, fluoride, copper and zinc.

1. Cook some Sushi Rice in a pan for 30 minutes, before cooking you should allow the rice to soak the water for around 5 minutes

2. Once cooked apply the rice onto the Nori leaving a gap around the edges

3. Sprinkle over some sesame seeds

4. Then across the centre of the rice trail a line of the tuna mixture along

5. Then add a layer of peppers and celery or vegetable of your choice

6. Then taking the mat slowly and carefully roll the Nori into a cylinder (the sticky rice should seal it)

7. Once you have the tube simply cut into sections you can usually get about 8 pieces of Sushi from a roll

The other benefit in using canned tuna is you can always put the left over’s in the fridge for the next day. It is great with some Soya sauce or sweet chilli dip, as a main or simply a meal accompaniment.

Saki also compliments this dish nicely. You could even be really healthy and finish with some Japanese Green Tea.

Click below to view a detailed Sushi making demonstration!


Jeena said...

Hi Duckey, thank you for visiting my food blog.

I love your sushi recipe, I would only used cooked fish so I your sushi is real tasty.

You have a lovely blog. :-)

Anonymous said...

I just had sushi for dinner tonight! Although definitely not by my own making. I don't know if I would want to tackle it, although you make it seem so simple that I just may consider doing up my own sushi one of these days! It would probably be a bit cheaper...

Rachel Ducker said...


Thank you so much I am honoured a celebrity food blogger such as yourself would visit my blog.

Duckey x

Rachel Ducker said...

Not only is Sushi really tasty and healthy, I also get great satisfaction in making it!

Duckey x

rObrak said...

Sushi! Yey! I'd love to taste it. Actually I haven't had the chance to eat sushi. I only have known it when I was watching anime. It looks very delicious and nutritious in every bite. And the way Japanese are making their bento box, presentations are really amazing. Two thumbs up! And I often dreaming that someday I can also cook and prepare sushi roll for my packed lunch. Sushi in a stainless steel square tiffin ;-)