I made sushi today.
I like sushi quite a bit. My husband has never had sushi and thus despises it–however, as he doesn’t really like fish/seafood and that sort of thing, I can understand.
What I did was simple, if not exactly perfect sushi-making technique. I cooked 1/2 cup rice (long grain, because it’s what I had, though that isn’t really proper), then added 1 tablespoon rice vinegar and some salt. Let it cool.
While it was cooling, I made chocolate chip cookies. My mom’s recipe, of course. I love my mom’s recipe. It makes a whole ton of cookie dough and then I freeze it.
Then I fed MM leftovers for lunch, because she had a taste of the seaweed and thought I was trying to poison her. So maybe she can try sushi later on in life.
Now, sushi does not mean raw fish. It can include raw fish, but it’s not a necessity. Sushi is more about vinegared rice combined with other ingredients, which may or may not be raw fish.
So I got some seaweed sheets from Walmart, of all places. They were half sheets, meant for hand rolls–which are cones instead of the sliced out rolls you usually see–and so I went with it.
Put the rice on the seaweed. Put toppings on rice. I did a slice of cream cheese, a slice of cucumber, and some imitation crab meat. Then I rolled it into a cone and ate it.
Do you know that seaweed is really good for you? It’s packed with all sorts of good stuff.
Anyway. This particular combination–cream cheese, cucumber, and crab–is my favorite sort of sushi. And to be able to make it for myself was wonderful.
Note: I didn’t care what it looked because I was just shoving into my mouth anyway.
As an added bonus:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:
- 1 pound butter, softened (note: if it’s melted or close to, the cookies will spread out more)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 2 cups brown sugar
Cream the above. Add:
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons vanilla (if you’re actually using real vanilla and not imitation like I do because I’m cheap, you can use less)
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp soda
After that’s mixed up together, add
- 6 cups flour
Though I usually use a little less than 6 cups–just watch the dough consistency and make sure it doesn’t get crumbly, but that it’s still stiff.
Then add in
- 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
I suppose you could use milk chocolate, but why would you want to?
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. No longer. Sometimes they don’t look done, but take them out, because they are done. Promise.