On Monday, April 21, 2014 we made sushi with the after school K-5 graders at Hayward Rec Center on Laguna Street in San Francisco. The sushi was marvelous! In fact, it was so easy we may never buy sushi again. See below for the easy recipe.
After going over the Seed-to-Mouth rules and washing hands, the first half of the class was spent julienne vegetables and cooking the rice. Then the rice was prepared and everyone had a chance to put their sushi rolls together. Hakim Tookes, one of our CommunityGrows BEETS (Band of Environmentally Educated and Employable Teens), assisted Cooking Instructors Adrian Gaino and Adrian Almquist and volunteer extraordinaire, Frances Bradley. A delicious afternoon enjoyed by all. Umm.. Umm.. Good!
3 cups sushi rice
3-1/2 cups water
1/3 cup rice vinegar
3 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
- (use whatever you’d like)
1. Put the rice and water in a pot and bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and let simmer for 20 min. Turn off heat and let sit for 10 min.
2. Mix vinegar, salt and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the sugar is dissolved mix it in with the cooked rice. (we used honey).
3. Prepare the toppings by chopping them into thin, long slices.
4. Spread the rice on half of a sheet of nori with a wooden spoon. Add your toppings on top of the rice and roll tightly. Put a little water at the end of the nori to seal the roll like a letter.
5. Cut the roll by sawing back and forth with a web knife. Serve with soy sauce, ginger and wasabi and enjoy!