Tips & Tricks for Awesome Homemade Sushi

Tips & Tricks for Awesome Homemade Sushi

We don’t know about you but when the weather gets nice, sushi is on our mind! Paying restaurant prices for sushi can break the bank though so we’ve pulled together some tips and tricks to make your homemade sushi restaurant quality!

1) Invest in the Staples

Whether you’re picking these up at a local market or making them yourself,  these staples go a long way to make your homemade sushi restaurant quality.

  • sushi rice
  • a bamboo mat
  • plastic wrap
  • nori (seaweed sheets)
  • low-sodium soy sauce
  • toasted sesame seeds and/or chia seeds
  • sriracha chili sauce
  • wasabi
  • pickled ginger


2) Pick Fresh Produce

Picking out fresh produce is critical to getting a quality sushi roll! There are so many options to pick items that are in season and go for variety – you can afford to since you aren’t paying the restaurant premium!

  • cucumber
  • avocado
  • asparagus
  • jalapeño
  • green onion
  • carrots
  • yuca
  • sprouts
  • lettuce
  • bell peppers
  • red onion
  • radish
  • sweet potato

3) Cooking the Rice

The best way to ruin a sushi roll is to use undercooked rice. Set aside plenty of time to make sure your rice is the perfect base for your roll. You can save time by chopping your veggies while your rice is cooking or if you’re in a hurry you can substitute quinoa for a quick alternative.

4) Prepping Your Veggies

Make sure you julienne your vegetables. The thin matchstick style of cutting makes sure you have a crisp bite all the way through your roll.

5) Wrapping Your Roll

Don’t enjoy a long clean up process? We’re right there with you! Grab some plastic wrap and line your bamboo mat with it. This will make clean up a breeze!

6) Get Saucy

When it comes to serving sushi, the sauce can make or break your dish. A simple soy sauce or some sriracha can go a long way to add that extra flavor to make your roll taste chef made.

7) Serving Your Sushi

Sushi is an art form and presenting it should be too! Opt for a cool tray like our Shark Sushi platter to take your sushi presentation to the next level!


Let us know if you try out any of these tips and please share any tricks you might have!

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