If you love sushi and steak but can't choose which one to eat tonight, combine them both into one unique dish. Sushi is a unique Japanese dish traditionally made with fermented rice and fish. Today, chefs can create a variety of sushi rolls and dishes, including vegetable and tofu. You can substitute your protein with sliced steak. Here's a simple recipe you can make at home when you can't visit your favorite Japanese restaurant.
What Do You Need For Your Sushi?
Traditional sushi rolls are made with small bamboo mats. If you don't have this on hand, you can substitute it with parchment paper. Also, obtain a small package of nori, or seaweed, 1 cup of Jasmine rice, 1/2 cup of rice vinegar and 1 teaspoon of white sugar. You can always use regular white vinegar if you can't find rice vinegar.
Next, purchase a sirloin steak. If you can't find sirloin, you can use boneless chuck steak instead. Be sure to slice the steak into 1- to 2-inch long strips. Finally, obtain a small avocado, a peeled cucumber and 1/4 cup of grated raw carrots.
Now, do these things:
- Place your steak in a small bowl, pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil over it.
- Sprinkle the meat with one pinch of salt and 1/2 pinch of black pepper. If you want more flavor for your meat, add 1/4 cup of grated ginger to the bowl.
- Toss the bowl's ingredients together, then pour them into a hot skillet.
- Cook the meat until it's medium rare or well done. Choose your preference.
- Remove the skillet from heat and allow the meat 10 minutes to cool.
- Place your rice into a rice cooker. After the rice fluffs up, scoop it into a medium-sized bowl, then add the vinegar and sugar.
- Use a large spoon to mix the ingredients until completely coated.
Now, you're ready to put everything together.
How Do You Prepare Your Sushi Rolls?
Spread one piece of parchment paper over a clean, flat surface. Place one piece of nori over the parchment paper, then using a spoon, coat the parchment paper with a 1/2-thick layer of rice. Leave a 1-inch space at the top of the nori. Place your ingredients over the rice horizontally. It'll make it easier to roll your sushi.
Beginning at the bottom of the parchment paper, roll it upward until you create one large roll. Gently, pull the uncovered nori over the roll, then press the roll in your hands so that the rice sticks to the ingredients. Place the roll on the counter, then carefully unroll the paper. The sushi roll should still be intact. Use a wet knife to cut the roll into 1-inch pieces. Serve your sushi with soy sauce for taste.
If you'd like to try traditional sushi, don't forget to visit your local sushi and steak restaurant soon.