Aint no party like a sushi party, except for an S Club Party.
- 2 cups sushi rice
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- a packet of nori sheets
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 courgettes spiralled or finely chopped
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 handful dill
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 large avocado
- soy sauce & wasabi (for the table)
You can cook the rice according to packet instructions, or you can pour the two cups of rice into 4 cups of boiling water with a little turmeric, cover and let simmer for 20 minutes or until all the water is gone. Turn off the heat but keep the lid on and let steam for another 10 minutes until nice and sticky. Take the lid off and let the rice cool while you do the rest of the prep.
When it’s cool add in the rice vinegar and sesame seeds. Stir in while singing along to S Club 7:
Tina’s doing her dance, Jon’s looking for romance, Paul’s getting down on the floor, while Hannah’s screaming out for more SUSHI!
While the rice is boiling marinate the courgette. Get a lunch box or small bowl, add in the tahini, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, dill and 3 tbsp of warm water. Mix this up like mad to make a smooth sauce. Drop your courgette noodles into it and stir them until covered. Throw this into the fridge until needed.
Cut open the avocado and slice into little square chunks. Avocado complete!
If you have a sushi mat use that, I have lost mine somewhere so I just use my hands, like a commoner. Set out a chopping board, a large jug of hot water, a sharp knife, the nori sheets and have the rice and fillings in arms reach.
Lay the nori sheet flat and place a large spoonful of rice into the middle of the sheet. Dip your fingers into the warm water and use them to spread your rice over the sheet, making sure not to cover one inch nearest to you and about three inches away from you on the sheet.
Next take which ever filling you want, the courgette or avocado, and place it in a line horizontally along the rice two inches away from you.
Now use the mat to roll it up, and just before you get to the end use your finger to dampen the edge of nori with the arm water so it sticks, then flip it so it rolls into a log.
I learned how to do this by watching videos on the internet, it’s how I learned to do everything.
Now you’ve got a nice and tight roll, dip your knife into the water and using small, quick movements slice it into sushi pieces.
Continue using both your fillings and any other vegetables you have lying around. Raw pepper, spring onion, asparagus, I could go on but you know the names of vegetables.
Serve with soy sauce and wasabi and an S Club Party going on in the background.
Wanna see Bradley swing, wanna see Rachel do her thing? Then we got Jo, she’s got the flow. Get ready everybody ’cause here we go!
If you are confused about any of these steps then just google ‘making sushi’ and find a lovely video that explains where you are supposed to put your fingers and when. It may seem tricky but once you get the hang of it it’s mad easy and impressive, my favourite combo!