With things rolling at full swing in Casa 2HG we’ve been getting creative with our cooking. On top of that we’ve been filling our kitchen with awesome appliances, best of all our fantastic new Philips Grain Master Rice Cooker. Powered by Philips innovative FragrantTaste Technology, with its automatic optimum controlled heating temperatures at each stage of the cooking process, every grain of rice is well cooked to shiny fluffy fragrant taste.
With that in mind we decided to make something that we love love love to eat and have always wanted to try our had at making: SUSHI!
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup short-grain rice
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 5 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 100g fresh fish fillet (you choose)
- 1/2 avocado
- 4 nori sheets
- Wasabi, to taste (see Notes)
- Pickled ginger, to serve
- Japanese soy, to serve
- Bamboo Sushi Rolling Mat
Rinse and wash the rice under cold water and drain well. Place rice and water into the Philips Grain Master Rice Cooker and follow the very simple instructions. It’s that easy!
Once the rice is cooked, place rice in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt, sugar and sprinkle over the rice. Stir and combine. Cover a flat tray with baking paper and spread rice on it to cool. The rice needs to be completely cool before using.
Choose from a variety of fillings. We used avocado and fresh salmon. Slice the fillings into thin strips. Set aside. Meanwhile, combine remaining vinegar and 300ml cold water in a bowl.
Place 1 nori sheet, shiny-side down, on your bamboo mat. Dip hands in water (to prevent rice from sticking) and spread a quarter of rice over the bottom two-thirds of nori, leaving a small space around the edge.
Spread a very thin line of wasabi along the middle of the rice and arrange a little of the fish and vegetables alongside the wasabi. Gently lift the end of the mat closest to you, and roll it over the ingredients to enclose.
Continue rolling the mat forward to make a complete roll. With one hand on top, gently roll the mat back and forth a few times to make a nice round shape. Use a sharp knife to slice the rolls at 2cm intervals. Serve with pickled ginger, soy sauce and extra wasabi.
This was so much fun to make and it was so easy to prepare with the Philips Grain Master Rice Cooker. The great thing about it is that it’s so versatile. You can cook any kind of grain perfectly from quinoa, lentils to porridge. On top of that it comes with a huge range of special features like automatically keeping warm to help keep the rice fresh for 12 hour, 8 multi-function programs for a variety of dishes, a 5-layer Crystal Black Pot for even heating, a fully detachable inner lid for easy cleaning and it even comes with a free recipe booklet with 15 inspirational recipes.
This really is your essential and modern day appliance that is the answer to cooking fluffy and healthy grains.