I have a fondness for vegetarian sushi, something that is easily obtained through various supermarkets and high street shops.
It is somewhat expensive to buy ready-made though, at £2.70 per portion that works out to be around £21 per kilo – similar to steak.
I had noticed a guidebook to make your own sushi on the cakeswithfaces website, and had been waiting for it to come back into stock.
Having received the book, I set out to locate the ingredients.
As I use Ocado for home deliveries, this was easy – I added sushi rice and nori(the covering) to my basket. I also added a nigiri mould as it was listed, and some soy sauce.
I couldn’t find sushi rice seasoning but chose to make mine without this – I also left out wasabi as I’m not a fan of it myself.
The cost for the ingredients was:
Sushi rice £1.99
Fillings – a cucumber, 2 avocados and 3 peppers £4.14
Total £8.38, which made over 1kg of sushi – 500g rice with 700ml water as recommended on the packet.
That’s a saving of 60% compared to pre-made vegetarian sushi.
I also bought a bottle of soy sauce for £1.86, which will last a long time and the nigiri mould for 99p. The book, with chopsticks and a sushi rolling mat is currently £6.50.
The finished result, my first attempt at making sushi:
All the instructions you need are in the cakes with faces book – a really sharp knife is recommended for the cutting and I would second this.
Cutting the sushi was the issue I had initially, with it coming out squashed. So I would definitely recommend a very very sharp knife to make it easier.
I made three different types of sushi from the book:
Sushi, my cucumber roll:
Futomaki, the giant roll:
Nigiri, avocado and pepper:
So making your own sushi is both easy with the book and fun to do – you’ll also be saving 60% compared to store-bought sushi.
I wonder if the creators of one of the sushi packs I buy from their store realise the meaning of only having one nigiri in the pack! (You’ll have to buy the book to find out…)