In the meantime, I've been having more adventures in cooking. Today I got together with the girls and we hung out and made nori rolls. It was so much fun!
We rinsed the sushi rice, brought it to the boil and then simmered it for 25 mins. Then we laid it out in a big dish and Julie stirred in 3 tbsp mirin (rice wine vinegar), 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp salt. While she was doing that, we fanned the rice as much as possible so that it would cool down super quick. I think we did a pretty good job, but it was kind of a weird process!
|the sushi rice having been fanned and ready to go|
|starting to get our fillings together|
Then came the messy part: we put our sheets of nori (seaweed) shiny side down, smoothed some rice at one end of the square loaded up some selected fillings and then rolled them up and sliced them into rolls. We ended up with three piles of rolls: the vegetarian ones, the ones with avocado in them (Mr. Julie doesn't like avocado) and then the rest.
|a hive of sushi based activity|
Then we cleaned up our mess, poured out some bowls of soy sauce for dipping in, and got Harry Potter Cluedo set up and got stuck in (I was Luna Lovegood). What a lovely afternoon!
|messy food and board games, could I be happier?|