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Sushi course part 3: Blanched spinach salad with sesame dressing

blanched spinach salad with sesame

And here we go again with my little sushi course! This time though, I’m not going to show you another way for making sushi rolls, but a tasty side dish. At first sight this salad might seem a little blant since it’s basically just spinach with a sesame-soy dressing, but the tahini really makes this a special treat! You can use fresh or frozen spinach for this – I personally prefer to use fresh spinach, though since you will blanche it anyway, the frozen one won’t make such a big difference. Just make sure the leaves aren’t chopped to finely, or you will have a hard time trying to eat this with chopsticks! Continue reading

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Sushi course part 2: Inside-out rolls with white rice

Sushi course part 2 inside out rolls

So, I hope you all mastered part one of my little sushi course and are now experts in making maki rolls? Then it’s now time for a new challenge: inside-out rolls! These are a little more difficult to make (though we will use some kitchen foil to make it easier), so if you want to give them a go, maybe it’s best if you give the maki rolls a try first for practice. Since we need the rice to be more sticky than for the makis, I recommend using white rice for these. You can use whatever vegetable you like for the filling, I used ball pepper, carot, cucumber and beet root for the ones pictures above. Continue reading

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Sushi course part 1: Basic maki rolls with brown rice

Maki sushi with brown rice

I’m quite into sushi at the moment, and since eating take out all the time isn’t something I’m very fond of, I figured it couldn’t be to hard to make sushi myself. Turns out, it really isn’t! These maki rolls are filled with plain rice and a basic vegetable filling – I used cucumber and red ball pepper – though you can use whatever you like of course. There are much easier to make than inside-out rolls or other kinds, so I figured to start my little sushi course with these ones. I used brown rice for this, it’s slightly less sticky than white rice but works fine as a filling. I wouldn’t recommend using it for other types of sushi though, especially if you just start to make it on your own. Continue reading

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