Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Homemade Sushi Rolls


I've got a surprise for you guys!

What, you ask?!  Our engagement pictures are done!  And I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  Our photographer Adam did such an amazing job!  If you want to check them out, head on over to his site and let me know what you think!

Andy and I love going out for sushi.  It's probably one of our go-to things for dinner when we're in one of those indecisive modes.  It's always a winner.  But it can get a little pricy sometimes, so every now and then, we'll make it at home!

Ingredients:


2 cups cooked rice
1-2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
cooked shrimp
smoked salmon
cream cheese
Sriracha
avocado
cucumber
nori sheets

The great thing about sushi is that you can practically put anything you want it there!  Just don't over pack!

The only real work you have to do is make the sushi rice.  And that's just basically mixing cooled cooked rice with some seasoned rice vinegar (we don't really have a ratio, just add as much as you see fit!).  

We made two different rolls here:

The first being shrimp, avocado, cucumber inside out roll with Sriracha dots on top.


And the second being a traditional roll of smoked salmon, cucumber, and cream cheese.


Both were equally delicious!  I made a sushi post last year with a great how-to on how to roll sushi, so just check that out here!

Have you ever made your own sushi?  What do you like to put in it?

36 comments:

  1. These look incredible! I'm allergic to seafood, but would eat them in a heart beat if I wasn't! Your photos of the sushi are beautiful. Your engagement photos - *sigh - what happy photos! Lovely!

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  2. Wow, you makde awesome sushis! I really learnt a lot from you today!! The pictures are lovely.

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  3. I really like your engagement photos, my favorite is the one on the bench where you are looking at each other. The fortune cookie is so cool!

    Love your sushi it's so pretty. I haven't made the inside out sushi yet. Just the nori on the outside, and nigiri

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  4. That looks delicious! Man - I haven't tried making sushi at home yet because it seems to be complicated and a lot of work!! I wanna try it out one day though!!

    Have a Fabulous day!
    Jen www.passion4food.ca

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  5. Perfectly done sushi rolls... Looks so inviting...

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  6. Making sushi at home is one of the things my husband and I keep saying we need to do. Your sushi looks delicious!

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  7. Hey, those Sushi rolls are sooo lovely. You make it sound it very uncomplicated and easy to make. Would love to bite into one or two of them. :)

    Your engagement photos are just wonderful. Precious ones! Many of them are worthy to be framed!! You look beautiful... :)

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  8. I wish I had your skill!!! I spend so much money on sushi that it would be worth it to make it!

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  9. Home-made? Are you kidding? They look so professional! Woww.. great :D

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  10. Excellent work...They look superb...

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  11. FANTASTIC!!....yes....with capital letters!!....I have make them once, and need to do it again!....your sushi looks AMAZING!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

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  12. Impressive looking homemade rolls!

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  13. sushi looks awesome. I made once I love them. Regarding the engagement pictures you guys are adorable couple. Nice clicks. Next waiting for wedding pictures.

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  14. You made these...wow! I went to check out your Andy; great photos and you two are a perfect match. Congratulations!

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  15. Very creative sushi rolls! I love the combination you chose. Sriracha sauce - how interesting! I'm sure it tastes yummy!

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  16. HOMEMADE sushi? That is the best thing I have ever heard!!

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  17. We love to have sushi in summer, too. It's so appetising! I like the first photo and the close up one when you were sitting at the bench with Andy on your photos, very sweet. Haven't you got a pretty ring!

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  18. Love them Peggy! The photos speak a 1000 words! And they sushi rolls, well done you!!! Congrats on photos!

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  19. YUMMY! how many times did you have to practice rolling them before you made rolls this beautiful?

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  20. Great photos Peggy!!! Also love the lok of the sushi - a real favourite here too!

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  21. I saw your engagement pics at work, and love them so much!! The photographer did a wonderful job! I love the little story you guys had there =]
    My fave sushi roll has got to be dragon roll! Your sushi rolls look so good!! I know hubby would love this! =]

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  22. Very neat rolls. Your engagement photo is very lovely :)

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  23. Good work! I've not made sushi before but love to eat it.

    Off to check out your engagement photos now :)

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  24. Edit: your photos are beautiful! So natural and lovely. You're so pretty and your husband to be is very cute.

    Congratulations :)

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  25. I love sushi & made some for my son's bday couple of yrs ago. Chk out what I'd added @ Sushi “Birthday Cake”!

    Going to chk out your pix now! I'm sure u look lovely, Peggy!

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  26. Your sushi looks amazing! I love sushi, but don't eat it that often because it does get expensive. I really need to try making some.

    Your engagement photos are adorable! What a great idea to do a picnic in the park. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. This looks great!I have always wanted to make sushi. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for the recipe, I was pleased to see it called for cooked fish. I'm a bit squeamish about the raw stuff.

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  28. Who needs to go to a restaurant when you can make sushi like this. Wow. Not only that, it's far more romantic! Going to swoon over your photos now...

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  29. Not to shabby for homemade. I took a class and mine still didnt look at tightly rolled. I wrapped plastic wrap around my mat to insure I didnt get any sushi rice stuck in them.

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  30. Love your engagement pics :) I agree that sushi can be very expensive when going out for it regularly, plus when you make it at home you can really add whatever flavors you like, not just what's on the menu!

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  31. Very nice sushi and beautiful pics; I like the B&W one of you near the tree.

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  32. Mmm, I love homemade sushi. And yours looks so light and fluffy!

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  33. Gorgeous pictures, Peggy! You are really pretty :D I love the picture of the two of you on the park bench & you're looking at him... that's gorgeous! and the B&W ones are really cute too... You made your own sushi rolls! Really cool... Great job! :D

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  34. Your pictures are lovely, you and your fianace look so good and happy together. Years ago I took a sushi making class just to cut down on the cost of our sushi eating habit.


    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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