Sushi Kits: Still Onto And Into Seafood

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It’s time to try something new and out of your comfort zone when it comes to comfort food. Okay. Maybe sushi isn’t exactly new to you, what with so many Japanese restaurants that serve sushi and other Japanese-inspired dishes. However, now, you can make these rolls in your very own home! Check out our favorite sushi kits and learn how to make this iconic food with ease.

In this post, we’re going to highlight tuna as among the main ingredients of sushi. Tuna contains almost no fat. And it is high in omega-3 amino acids. When it comes to fish, it truly is seated on the top tier when it comes to taste and health benefits. Also, because it is an excellent source of amino acids, you can rest assured that it’s definitely good for the heart.

Sushi Kits: Sushi 101

A little sushi history. It started in Japan and thus it’s Japanese name was used and is still used today. Usually prepared with rice, this delicacy began a little before the 1300s. The Japanese found a way of preserving rice. Vinegared rice, as it was known. Since rice was a staple in most Japanese food, this was an ingenious manner of preventing the rice from spoiling easily. Plus, the vinegar added that sour zest into it.

After some time, plain rice was used instead of ones that are vinegared. By the 1300s, more innovations were done to it. And those innovations, you are already familiar with today. Bamboo or wooden slates were used to roll sushi, and then each roll, sliced into smaller pieces. Furthermore, ingredients were added to it as well.

We’ve mentioned that we will make tuna the star of this post. Naturally, tuna was one of those ingredients. Add-ons then varied. Different vegetables were placed in the middle portion, along with tuna, and then were rolled.

Although, Churashi sushi also began making headlines. Japan is known for its exquisite seafood and eating raw fish is something of common-place. To many countries, it’s considered a delicacy. But not in this developed country. However, we’re going to highlight sushi with rice as its base for your home-prepared DIY sushi.

Sushi Kits: How To Make Sushi At Home

First, be sure to have our top picks for sushi kits. They make rolling easier and much more precise, so that the ingredients don’t spill out.

One of the basic types involves dried seaweed on the outer radius of said delicacy. Don’t worry. You won’t need to go through the process of learning how to dry seaweed. You can simply buy them at your local Japanese convenience store! Or Korean.

Lay the kit on a flat surface and lay the dried seaweed on it. Next, scoop steamed rice and put it on the seaweed. Now, in columns, add thin yet long slices of radish and or carrots. By the way, if you don’t feel like having tuna, try replacing it with crab sticks.

Finally, it’s rolling time! Roll the apparatus from one end to another so that it forms a cylindrical shape, with all the ingredients coming together in the middle. Keep rolling it on a flat surface the way you’d imagine a rolling pin on dough. Once done, remove the kit and slice the roll into smaller ones.

Easy right? It’s your turn to try it out!