Create Your Own Delicious California Maki Rolls
Sushi is a widely known Japanese dish which is famous all over the world. This dish has become really popular. Just like any kind of dish, there are also new innovations. One of which is now known as California Maki. The main ingredient of this dish is the Japanese Rice. This kind of rice characterizes a small rice grain that has sticky texture. Japanese rice or known to many as sushi rice is the kind of rice used in preparing California Maki. This type of rice is often confused with the ordinary rice that most people use. But if you want to make sushi rolls then you have to use Japanese rice.
You can actually create your own Maki dish without spending too much. There are many free recipes that can be downloaded for free over the Internet. These recipes have online users’ reviews and ratings. Thus, it is easy for you to know which of these recipes are delicious.
If you want to make your own Maki rolls then you have to get the following:
Maki Roll Ingredients
- cooked Japanese rice (in a rice cooker, cook 2 cups short-grain sushi rice in your rice cooker)
- ground white pepper
- mirin (Japanese rice wine)
- bowl of water
- nori (seaweed) sheets, cut in half
- Japanese mayonnaise
- ripe mango slices
- cucumber slices
- crab sticks
- fish roe
- bamboo sushi mat
After preparing the necessary ingredients, you now have to make the vinegared rice. All you have to do is to season the cooked rice with a little bit of ground white pepper and with 4 tablespoon of mirin. Stir the cooked rice with the use of a wooden rice paddle and mix the seasonings well.
Now that you are done with the rice, you can start creating your own Maki rolls. Using the sushi mat, lay down the nori. After putting the nori, you have to put the layer of rice. Make sure that the layering is even. After that, you can now spread the wasabi and you can start putting fresh salmons or tune together with Japanese mayonnaise.
To finally get these rolls done, you have to roll and seal these Maki rolls and slice them one by one – 1 inch thick. Of course, the ingredients that you are going to use may vary depending on your taste and preference. You can replace the salmon with another kind of fish. In fact, you can even incorporate other ingredients. For some people, they add cucumber or mangoes in their California Maki dish. There are several ways for you to create your own version of this dish. But if you do not want to hassle yourself then you can create this dish the traditional way.
This article is written by Demy Reposo exclusively for ricecookerfetish.com. She has also written different articles on fast food franchise opportunities.