Wednesday, February 19, 2014


If you follow me on Instagram then you'll know I gave homemade sushi making a go recently. I invited Alexa over to experiment with me and I am happy to say it was a great success! 
I wanted to keep my fist attempt simple, so I decided to make Philadelphia rolls and California rolls.

Having never made sushi on my own I wasn't sure how to make the rice, but Alton Brown's recipe helped me out! *Note: Some of the rice will stick to the bottom of the pot when you're all done cooking it, just ignore it. I tried including it and there was some hard pieces of rice that ended up in the rolls.

After prepping all of the ingredients I watched these Youtube videos - California roll, Philadelphia roll, and hand roll to help turn this sushi making attempt a hit!
The videos made it seem so simple, but I had a little trouble spreading the rice...

and after adding in all of the ingredieints...

it turned into a huge roll.

Turns out spreading the rice wasn't as easy as I thought....

The Philadelphia roll came out much better! I added a third of the rice I used for the first roll and the second attempt came out perfect.

Buy yourself one of these bamboo mats and make sure when you roll up the sushi you pull the bottom of the mat, making sure it's tightly compact.

Like this!

There's something I must admit, I have an intimate love affair with spicy mayo! I slather it over every piece of sushi I eat. If you want to make some for yourself, I followed this recipe

Try making some homemade sushi yourself! I promise you it's not as intimidating as you first think. And don't forget to let me know how it comes out!


  1. These look so awesome, and they make me want sushi so bad! I made sushi with my sister recently, and it was a blast and tasted delicious!

    1. Thanks so much, Tiffany! It was a blast, I want to have a few girlfriends over and host a sushi party!


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