Nigiri

Make delicious traditional Japanese sushi.

Ingredients


  • japanese rice
  • sushi vinegar
  • tuna (sliced)
  • cucumber
  • pickled ginger
  • wasabi

Method

  1. Cook Japanese rice, spread sushi vinegar over the cooked rice. (This preparation will take approx 1.5 h)
  2. Prepare Tuna and cucumber. (This preparation will take approx 1h)
  3. Wet your hands thoroughly with tezu (vinegared water).
  4. Place the topping over the fingers of your left hand.
  5. Pick up the correct amount of sushi rice using your right hand, and hold it in the palm of your hand.
  6. Holding the rice with your other three fingers, use the index finger of your right hand to smear a small amount of wasabi on the topping.
  7. Place the ball of rice on the topping.
  8. Press the rice lightly with the thumb of your left hand.
  9. Still holding the sushi with the thumb of your left hand, press together the two sides of the sushi, using the thumb and index finger of your right hand.
  10. Cupping the sushi in the fingers of your left hand, use the first two fingers if your right hand to flatten the base.
  11. Flip the sushi over carefully in your left hand, so that the topping is uppermost.
  12. Use the fingers of your right hand to give the sushi a final shaping




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