Sushi is Japanese rice topped or filled with ingredients of your choice, can be crab sticks, shrimp, cucumber, ripe mango, avocado (alligator pear), raw fish. Last new year I made some California Maki, (using sushi rice) and Sushi rice in sesame seeds.
sesame seeds (toasted)
ingredient of your choice (I used crab sticks)
Procedure for Sushi Rice:
Wash the Japanese then cook in 2 ¼ cups of water. Bring to a boil then lower the heat. Let it cook until the water evaporates.
While the rice is cooking, place the vinegar, salt and sugar in a saucepan. Let it boil while stirring constantlyuntil the salt and sugar dissolve. Set aside to cool. Pour in the vinegar mixture then toss and stir the rice.
Heat each nori sheet for few seconds on a non-stick pan then cut into 1 inch strips, set aside. On a wax paper, place about 1 1/2 tablespoon of Sushi rice then roll to form 1 1/2 inch log. Roll the rice on toasted sesame seeds. Top with ingredient of your choice then wrap with a strip of nori sheet. Perfect if dipped in soy sauce with wasabi and drops of lime juice.