Are you a fan of Japanese food? Have you been thinking of trying to cook Japanese food on your own, and yet have been hesitant? Japanese food is actually very simple and easy to prepare, as long as you have the right ingredients and equipment. There are many easy Japanese recipes available everywhere, and more and more have tried successfully to create their own Japanese dishes at home.
For many, a sushi roll is an easy Japanese recipe to follow. This is actually a very easy process. First, you need to prepare sushi rice. You will need three cups of Japanese rice, three and one-fourth cups of water, one-third cup rice vinegar, three tablespoons of sugar, and a teaspoon of salt. Cook the rice and let it steam. Mix rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Heat until the sugar dissolves, and wait for the mixture to cool. Place the rice in a wooden bowl, and pour the vinegar. Use a spatula to mix the rice.
Using a bamboo rolling mat, place a sheet of nori wrapper, and spread the sushi rice on it. Put the filling on top of the rice-you can use mangoes, cucumber, fish, crabmeat, or any other ingredient that you prefer. Roll the mat, pressing forward. When the mat has completely rolled, unroll it and you will find a long cylindrical-shaped sushi. Cut into small pieces (sushi rolls) and serve right away.
With this, you can make any kind of sushi that you want, by putting in whatever ingredient you want inside the sushi. Notice that the only equipment you needed for this was a bamboo rolling mat, so it is best to get one for yourself. Sushi is an easy Japanese recipe that is sure to be a hit with family and friends.
Sushi is one of the most popular Japanese foods. It is a complete dish with raw fish and rice as the primary ingredients. The distinctive quality of Japanese rice sticky when it is cooked makes it appropriate for sushi. Japanese sushi is said to be “vinegar rice” in most Japanese cuisine because the rice used in sushi is seasoned with sugar and vinegar.
This traditional Japanese dish often topped with other ingredients including fish, various meats, and vegetables is usually dipped in condiments like soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger before eating and it is eaten with chopsticks or by hand.
Eating Japanese rice could give health benefits. The two main ingredients namely raw fish and rice are a great source of high protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals and importantly has low-fat content. Such fat found in Japanese sushi is mostly unsaturated fat. An example is Omega-3, good for the heart.
There is no fat introduced in sushi’s preparation for it is served raw. The high levels of protein in Japanese rice are found in fillings. These are fish, tofu, seafood, egg, and many others. The vegetables used for sushi are a rich source of minerals and vitamins. And the rice and the vegetables used are sources of carbohydrates.