Sushi is such a fun and popular food, but making it can seem intimidating for beginners. We compiled this list of great Sushi Recipes to show you how easy it can be!
The word “sushi” specifically refers to prepared vinegared rice. From there, you can make a lot of different sushi varieties.
We’ve included some of the popular rolls found in sushi restaurants, as well as some really interesting traditional Japanese preparations that aren’t well known in the west.
Go through all of these great sushi recipes, you’ll never wonder “how to make sushi?” again. Have fun, and don’t forget the wasabi!
1. Spicy Tuna Rolls
We’re starting this list with a sushi house classic, spicy tuna rolls. Sashimi grade tuna is tossed with sriracha for a bit of kick, then rolled with nori and rice and topped with spicy mayo. YUM!
2. Shrimp Tempura Roll
Here’s another very popular roll. Crispy tempura fried shrimp rolled up along with avocado into a super tasty sushi roll. One of our favorite sushi recipes!
Nigiri is one of the easiest forms of sushi to make, and is perfect for beginners. A ball of sticky rice is topped with your favorite sushi grade fish. Too easy!
4. Chirashizushi (Scattered Sushi)
Chirashizushi, or scattered sushi, is your favorite sushi ingredients scattered over a bed of rice. It’s a quick and satisfying meal, similar to the popular poke bowls.
5. Rainbow Roll
Rainbow rolls are kinda like inside out sushi rolls. Your basic roll gets topped with salmon, avocado and mango. How fun!
These hand rolled temaki feature your favorite sushi ingredients all wrapped in nori leaves. They make a fun party food, just arrange your ingredients on a platter and everyone can make their own perfect roll.
7. California Rolls
California rolls are one of the most popular sushi rolls in America. Imitation crab, cucumber and avocado are wrapped up in nori and rice. It’s a simple recipe perfect for beginners.
If you’re going low carb, eat sashimi! Though technically not sushi because it lacks rice, it’s simply sliced sashimi grade fish served along with soy sauce, wasabi and picked ginger. So easy, yet so delicious!
9. Temari Sushi
Temari sushi is fun little hand rolled balls of sushi ingredients wrapped around rice. They take a little work, but they’re a fun dish you can really get creative with. Just imagine serving a platter of these cute balls at your next get together!
10. Sushi Bowls
Enjoy your favorite sushi in easy bowl form! Just gather all of your favorite sushi ingredients and arrange them in a bowl. Don’t forget the wasabi and soy sauce!
11. Sushi Burrito
These burritos are a fun way to eat sushi. They originated in California, but now they’re gaining popularity everywhere. This recipe shows you how to make them in your own kitchen.
12. Sushi Tacos
Sushi tacos are another fun meal. The nori wraps are lightly fried with tempura batter to make them crispy, then they’re stuffed with a spicy salmon filling. This sushi recipe is sure to impress!
13. Inari Sushi
Inari sushi may not be well known in the west, but it is very popular in Japan. A pouch of fried tofu is filled with rice. How neat!
14. Las Vegas Roll
A unique twist on sushi rolls, this Las Vegas roll features salmon, avocado and jalapeño. After assembly, it gets deep fried in tempura batter.
15. Spam Musubi
Spam Musubi is one of the most popular foods in Hawaii. A slice of fried Spam sits atop sushi rice and all is wrapped together with nori. What a unique way to wrap up our list!
So there you go, fifteen great sushi recipes for you to make in your own home. They’re all fun to make and super tasty.
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- 2 cups Japanese short-grain rice (“sushi rice”)
- 2 cups water
- 4-inch square of kombu (optional)
- 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- Wash the rice with cold water until the water runs clear.
- Place rice, water and kombu in rice cooker and cook the rice according to cooker instructions.
- While the rice is cooking, heat the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small pan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
- Once rice has finished cooking, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Gently fold in vinegar mixture.
- Allow rice to cool at room temperature and place a damp cloth over the bowl to avoid the rice drying out.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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