On Saturday, I attended a “Parent & Child Sushi Class” at mái cuisine with Michael. Sushi is Michael’s favorite food, so when I received the invitation from mái’s PR company, I immediately thought that it would be a great way for Michael and me to spend some special time together. I am so glad that we went to the class! We ate, learned and had a great time with our blogging friends.
Executive Chef Miki Willis showed us how to make three different types of sushi. It was (surprisingly) simple and a lot of fun. At the end, the attendees received a gift box filled with a “sushi 101” booklet, a tee and a $20 gift certificate to mái. Since I enjoyed the class so much, I will be doing a three part series sharing what I learned and on the last day, I will do a giveaway of my gift box. I took a combination of photos and videos, so you will be able to see exactly how to make sushi rolls among other things.
Today, I will just share a few of the images from the event along with a recipe for sushi rice (which actually means “vinegared rice’). Enjoy!
recipe courtesy of mái cuisine
makes 4 – 6 servings
-3 cups short grain rice (white or brown rice)
-3 1/2 cups water
sushi vinegar (You can also purchase pre-made sushi vinegar instead of making it.)
-1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
-3 tablespoons sugar
-1 tablespoon salt
preparation: cooking rice
1. Put the rice in a bowl and wash with cold water.
2. Repeat washing until the water becomes clear.
3. Drain the rice in a strainer and set aside.
4. Place the rice in a large pot or rice cooker and add water.
5. Use just enough water to cover the rice – don’t fill the entire pot.
6. Let the rice soak in the water at least 30 minutes. One hour is ideal.
7. If you are cooking the rice in a pot, cover the pot with a lid and bring to a boil over high heat.
8. Once the water boils, turn the heat down very low and cook about 15 -20 minutes until the water is almost gone.
9. Remove the pot from the heat and let it steam for 10 – 15 minutes before serving
preparation: sushi vinegar
10. Put ingredients in a small pan on low heat and heat until the sugar and salt dissolve.
11. Let the vinegar mixture cool.
preparation: sushi rice
12. Spread the hot steamed rice into a large bowl with a spatula. Sprinkle the vinegar mixture over the rice and fold the rice very quickly. Be careful not to mash the rice.
13. To cool and remove the moisture from the rice, use a hand-held fan as you mix. This will give the sushi rice a shiny look.
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