Ever wanted to make sushi at home but were too intimidated by the challenge? Read about how my boyfriend and I had a sushi date night at home and try it for yourself. It’s not as difficult as it may seem (and it’s actually really fun!). This if my first article for Small Kitchen College, and I’m really excited to share it with all of you! Read on for the best sushi-making tips, the perfect sushi rice recipe, and ideas for your next sushi date night.
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…no, not usually, but today I did. Why? Because I can. The result? Mexican-style sushi. I was in a creative mood this week, so I combined what I believe to be the two most delicious gifts brought to this world: Mexican food and sushi.
What was probably the greatest challenge of putting this little creation together was making the brown rice into sushi rice material. Because brown rice is often harder and not as sticky as sushi rice, it is usually avoided at all costs. Luckily my idea to combine melted shredded Mexican cheese with the brown rice made it perfectly sticky for sushi. Brown rice really isn’t a gimmick; it truly surpasses white rice when it comes to nutrition. The oil in the brown rice helps lower cholesterol levels while its high level of manganese helps the body synthesize fatty acids and produce energy. Highly concentrated with fiber, brown rice also significantly reduces the risk of colon cancer. Even better, brown rice fills you up faster, so you won’t be tempted to eat too much of this sushi! (more…)