Have you ever wanted to learn how to make sushi at home? Making your own sushi can be so much fun! You get to create your own rolls, add any type of filling, topping and sauce.
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With my step-by-step video tutorial, I’ll show you just how easy it is to make! Plus, tips for filling, cutting and serving! Want to receive new recipe emails in your inbox? Make sure to subscribe to my website and my YouTube channel and turn on notifications!
Selecting Your Seafood
The most important and crucial part of sushi, whether at home or in a restaurant, is the seafood: fish, crab, scallops, etc. It’s very important to buy and use only the freshest, sushi-grade seafood for taste and for food-safety reasons. I get my sushi-grade fish from a Japanese supermarket and a local fish market that delivers to sushi restaurants across town. If you’re not sure about the quality, always ask! Most seafood comes frozen and is then thawed in the store.
You’ll need just a few simple tools for making sushi at home! You can buy a sushi kit (affiliate link) with everything you need or a few individual tools like a bamboo rolling mat and a sharp knife to cut your fish and rolls. I recommend also getting a wooden spoon for the rice and chopsticks for serving.
You’ll need sushi-grade rice for making rolls. It’s typically a short grain and when cooked, it’s sticky and holds the roll together. Most sushi rice will indicate right on the package so it’s easy to find! Next, just pick your fillings! And this is the best part! I love to experiment and try different combinations of fillings all the time. I have more on fillings in video recipe and down below in the recipe box! Here are a few of my favorite combinations:
- Tuna Salmon Roll – (Tuna, Salmon, cream cheese, tobiko, avocado; topped with salmon, eel sauce, sweet mayo, tobiko, green onions)
- Scallop Lobster Roll – (Cooked lobster with cream cheese, raw bay scallops; topped with tuna, sweet mayo, eel sauce and a touch of sriracha sauce)
- Spicy Tuna Roll – (Tuna, sriracha sauce or spicy mayo, asparagus, cream cheese; tempura deep-fried roll topped with spicy mayo, black tobiko, green onions, eel sauce)
- Lion King Roll – (Snow crab, mayo, avocado, topped with salmon and baked in foil with sauces)
Enjoyed my full-length sushi tutorial? Make sure to check out my other sushi video – This ‘Spicy Salmon Roll’ is so delicious!
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