After talking about doing it forever, I FINALLY checked something off of my never-ending bucket list: I made homemade sushi.
Honestly, I have no idea what took me so long, but I will tell you this: I have been a sushi making crazy person this entire week!
I think deep down part of me thought that it would be very involved and challenging to make my own sushi. Where I got that from beats me. The truth is…..making your own sushi is really quite simple, especially when you have my sushi secret weapon: the SUSHEZI!
One of my best friends had purchased this for me (I tend to like gadgets), and as I read various Pinterest articles on how to make the sushi without a device like this, I questioned if it would even work. So many of those kitchen gadgets are duds that I thought this might not do what it was supposed to.
The concept behind this kitchen tool is to load each side with the sushi rice (the kind I use is this brand) then push down the middle section where you will then place the ingredients you have chosen for your sushi. Once completed with your ingredients, close the Sushezi, and, using the rod that comes with it, twist several times to pack the rice. After that, you are ready to push the sushi roll out onto your nori sheet.
I cannot tell you how easy it was to use this gadget! The sushi roll came out perfect onto the nori sheet, which I then rolled using a damp towel (my bamboo mat was nowhere to be found). I was beyond pleased with the final presentation….they looked legit!
If you have been holding back from making sushi, do yourself a favor: go buy the Susezi and start creating sushi masterpieces. It really made the process easy and enjoyable, and the sushi tasted delicious after being chilled in the refrigerator for a bit!
Let me know what you think after you get one!