When I had my store, I normally closed down all fast days. However, Tannis Esther was the one fast that I opened for because the amount of Sushi we sold to people who were giving it out as mShloach Manos or serving it in platters for their Seudah was quite staggering. The expense of sending Sushi as mShloach Manos can also be quite large, so I am sharing with you here my famous Sushi Chef David Wang’s secret recipe or his delicious rice, along with step by step instructions to make your own professional easy sushi rolls.
For Sushi rice:
3 ½ cups short grain sushi rice
4 cups water
For Sushi Vinegar:
5 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. sugar
Pinch of salt
Wash the rice in cold water at least 3 times to remove excess starch. Bring water and rice to a boil and cook for 2 minutes, uncovered. Then, let simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes until water has been soaked in. when rice is finished, remove from heat, take off the lid and let stand for 5 minutes.
While the rice is standing, combine the vinegar, sugar and salt in a bowl. Mix thoroughly and briskly until sugar and salt are dissolved.
Fold the vinegar solution into the cooked rice with a rubber spatula. Cover with a clean dish towel and allow it to stand for about 5 minutes. The rice is now ready to use and make great sushi rolls.
You Will Need:
1 sheet of nori (seaweed)
½ cup sushi rice
Specific vegetables and fish according to your preference, cut julienne
1 bamboo sheet covered in plastic wrap
Take one sheet of nori and cut it in half along the seaweed lines. Make a golf size ball with the rice and lay in center of nori. Using your fingers to spread out in all directions a nice layer of rice to cover the nori sheet. Pat down with finger tips making sure seaweed is evenly covered. Use water sparingly to help ease the spreading of the rice
Place the vegetables and/or fish down the center of your rice.
With both hands, guide the sheet of seaweed and rice over the vegetables and/ or fish and begin to roll.
Place the bamboo sheet over the top of the roll and firmly squeeze, making sure it is tight.