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Simple Sushi

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Sushi is great for weight loss

Sushi is low on calorie and a great food choice if you want to lose weight. Sushi is also rich in nutrients.

Nutrition rich Sushi

The Japanese Nori seaweed is high in protein, contains carbohydrates and almost no fat. It is rich in vitamins A, B2, niacin, B12, plus C and D. The vitamin-rich seaweed can lower the cholesterol level.

Simple Sushi Recipe

Sushi is not that hard to make. Discover just how good home-made sushi can taste with a quick and simple recipe by Simon Rimmer’s from Good Food Live.

Simple Sushi

  • Servings: 4
  • Level of difficulty: Intermediate
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Japanese sushi rice: 7 oz (200g)
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • Rice 1.7 oz (50ml)
  • Wine vinegar
  • Sugar: 1.8 oz (50 ml)
  • Nori seaweed: 6 sheets
  • Wasabi: 3-4 tsp
  • 1 Cucumber, deseeded and cut into matchstick strips
  • Smoked tuna: 2.5 oz (75g), sliced into strips

To serve

  • Japanese pickled ginger
  • Japanese soy sauce
  • Wasabi
  • Sprigs of fresh coriander

How to do it

1. Rinse the sushi rice thoroughly. Drain, place in a saucepan, add 10.1 oz (300ml) water, bring to the boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes until rice tender.

2. Transfer the rice to a bowl and allow to cool slightly. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add the rice wine vinegar and sugar and mix.

3. Spread wasabi paste to taste on the nori sheets.

4. Place one of the nori sheets on a sushi mat. Leaving 1 inch (2.5 cm) gap at the base, spread a line of rice about 1.2 inch (3 cm) wide onto the nori sheet.

5. Press a line of cucumber and smoked tuna down the middle. Top with more rice and roll up tightly. Repeat the process until all the nori sheets have been filled.

6. Cover the sushi and chill for 30 minutes to set.

7. Slice the sushi rolls across. Serve with pickled ginger, soy sauce, wasabi and fresh coriander.

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