Sushi is cooked vinegar rice, wrapped around raw fi sh and rolled in seaweed sheets.


The Basic Sushi Rice Process:

    • Combine rice with water in a deep bowl and microwave on high power for 8 minutes, pausing and stirring after 4 minutes in microwave Oven.
    • Repeat microwaving if rice is still uncooked. Remove and gently but thoroughly mix vinegar, sugar and salt into the hot rice.
    • Cover bowl with a damp towel and set aside to cool.


Thawing the fish

    • If you have frozen fish you will need to thaw it out.
    • Preferably in a bowl of water..


Rice preparation

    • Follow instructions for ‘Easy Rice’ to prepare the rice.


Slicing the fish

    • Cut the fish into long strips for the rolls. Always keep the fish cool. Keep the prepared fi sh over ice.
    • Keep a pot of water on the stove.


Seasoning the rice

    • Loosen the cooked rice. Add some rice vinegar and stir it in.
    • When the rice has been seasoned, place it in a bowl.


Putting it all together

    • Scoop a spoonful of rice and place it on a plastic wrap.
    • Close the wrap and compact it to give you a flat bed of rice.
    • Open the plastic wrap and spoon a little wasabi onto the rice.
    • Place a bit of fish along the centre. Place this upside down onto a sheet of prepared seaweed.



  • Cut the seaweed into 5” squares. Place the seaweed onto the mats. Place the prepared rice along the edge.
  • Wet the edges from the warm water, roll and press with the straw mats to get a compact cylindrical shape.
  • Cut each prepared roll into three portions with a very sharp knife.


400 gms(preferably short – grain glutinous rice) sushi rice, washed thoroughly and soaked for 60 minutes
500 ml water
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Ingredients you will need to make sushi:

raw fi sh: tuna, salmon, broiled eel (about one pound or a little less of each fish)
rice vinegar (be sure to ask for rice vinegar for sushi)
rice wasabi
plastic wrap
soy sauce
dried seaweed (nori)
a good knife and some spoons
a cutting board
a rollable straw mat or something similar the kitchen sink
some glass plates and bowls (various sizes) for serving
a medium-sized pot for boiling water
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Mode: Microwave
  • Preparation time: 15 mins
  • Serves: 4