Easy Avocado and Mango Sushi | Make Sushi With or Without a Rice Cooker
I love Japanese cuisine. There’s something about Japanese cuisine flavors that’s just so inviting, and just simply hard not to like. When we go to Japanese restaurants, it’s almost always that food is presented very clean and you can tell they’ve put quite the effort into making and presenting their food. I have to say sushi is one on my top 10 list of foods that I can never get tired of eating.
I love to eat out, but when laziness hits-as in don’t want to drive, don’t want to go anywhere kind of mood, then I’d just make it at home. I love how I can add pretty much whatever I want in it. My toddler is a huge fan of avocado and mangoes so decided to go for this combination.
How To Make Sushi Rice | Easy Mango & Avocado Sushi
To make the sushi rice
- 1 cup short-medium grained rice also known as sushi, Calrose rice
- 2.5 tbsp rice vinegar
- 0.5 tbsp white sugar
- 0.5 tsp salt
- Nori sheets roasted seaweed
- ripe mango
- ripe avocado
To mold the sushi
- sushi mat
In a bowl, dissolve both sugar and salt in the rice vinegar. Set aside.
Cut the avocados and mangoes in strips. See image above. Set aside.
HOW TO COOK THE SUSHI RICE
Wash the rice a few times to get rid of starch that has clung to the grains during the processing. Washing the rice also prevents the rice from clumping. Wash until water is clear.
a) Drain and place the rice in the rice cooker. Add 1.2 cups of water and cook.
b) IF YOU DON'T HAVE A RICE COOKER - Use a regular pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes.
Place the cooked rice in a bowl and add the vinegar mixture bit by bit. Mix the rice using a 'slicing' or 'cutting' motion.
MOLDING THE SUSHI
Place 1/2 sheet of nori shiny side down, width wise on the mat. Moisten fingers and spread about 1/2 cup of cooked rice over the entire sheet, leaving about 1" of nori on top uncovered.
Place a couple or a few sliced avocado and mangoes in the middle of the rice.
Hold the core ingredients with your fingers and with both thumbs, lift the edge of the mat closest to you and bein rolling away from you.
Lift the rolled edge of the mat up to avoid rolling it into the sushi and continue rolling until all the nori is rolled up. Gently squeeze to form a log and removed the mat.
Cut the sushi roll into 6-8 pieces.