Sushi is a favorite dish of the Japanese even though it did not start in Japan. It originated in SouthEast Asia and migrated to South China where it was later introduced to Japan.
Sushi is a rice dish made with rice and other ingredients. Chefs use fish most often.
In the 21st Century, nations are much closer together then they used to be. With just a phone call, you can be talking from the United States to someone in Japan.
Japanese food has become a favorite in the United States for many years. The Japanese brought to the United States when they came here to live or work.
One of the more popular kinds of Japanese food that has become very popular in the United States is sushi.
The Japanese make it in ways that appeal to the Japanese culture. Restaurants have discovered that you can make in the United States to appeal to an American population.
The main ingredient of sushi is rice.
Originally, this rice was laced with vinegar to add a taste and preserve the rice. Later chefs stopped this practice.
Since rice is the main ingredient of sushi, many have developed recipes of the rice used.
One particular recipe is composed of short-grained rice, rice vinegar, sugar, and salt.
After rice is cooked, the vinegar, sugar and salt is heated in a microwave for about 30 seconds. The rice is added to a large bowl and the other ingredients are then mixed in. The idea is to coat all the rice with this mixture.
Another recipe involves the rice, dried kelp, water, rice vinegar, sugar and salt.
The rice is prepared as usual. It is placed in a saucepan with the kelp and water and left to stand for 30 minutes. While that is happening, the other ingredients are mixed together and allowed to stand.
The rice is then covered and cooked for 15 minutes. When done, the kelp is removed and the other ingredients are mixed in with the rice. All this is allowed to cool. The recipe produces a shiny rice.
Finally, a recipe her father taught her to make.
Rinse the rice 3-5 times. Drain it for about 30 minutes.
While the rice is draining, combine vinegar, sugar, salt and mirim in a bowl.
Place a kelp leaf in a rice pot with the rice, bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.
Leave covered for 10 minutes. Add the vinegar mixture as the rice is cooling, being careful not to agitate it. Serve at body temperature.
Sushi rice can be cooked in as many ways as the sushi can be prepared.