How To Make Nigiri Sushi
Learning how to make nigiri sushi can be an eye-opening and rewarding process. It can offer insight into a traditional Japanese art as well as prove to be a fun and delicious experiment or hobby. Though sushi chefs spend years perfecting the art, you can learn how to make nigiri sushi with just a little practice.
To make nigiri sushi, you will need:
- Sushi rice
- Su water (water with a dash of vinegar)
- Sliced fish
- Strips of nori seaweed
- Pickled ginger
- Soy sauce
- Wet your hands in the su water. Use the su water to wet your hands, shaking excess water from your hands. You want your hands to be damp before you begin handling the rice.
- Shape the rice. Pick up about three-quarters of an ounce of rice and shape it into a rectangular log. Hold it in your palm.
- Pick up a slice of fish. Pick up a slice of fish and hold it in your other hand.
- Spread wasabi onto fish. Use the forefinger of the hand holding the rice to gather some wasabi. Spread the wasabi onto the fish.
- Place rice on top of fish.Place the rice on top of the fish, gently pressing the two together. Shape the nigiri sushi in your palm.
- Wrap nori around nigiri. If you wish to, wrap a strip of nori seaweed around the center of the nigiri sushi, positioning the seam at the bottom.
- Serve the nigiri sushi. Place the sushi on a serving plate, rice side down. Serve the nigiri sushi with pickled ginger and wasabi.