..............Is sushi healthy?!

Question: ..............Is sushi healthy?
is it hard to make?
any recipes?


Sushi is very healthy if you stick to traditional ingredients.
Believe it or not, I have seen sushi with mayo and meat.....I mean..WTF

Its not difficult to make, but you need many attempts to get it right. The rice is really a bit of a problem. But once you master that..no big deal.
Go to youtube or videojug and they walk you through the process with easy steps

Traditional Japanese style sushi is very healthy for you as it contains fresh fish and seaweed. Look for things like salmon, tuna, and avocado as these have the most health benefits. Done right, sushi is a nutritional powerhouse. The golden rule for health is to avoid anything fried. The top three health choices would be

1. Salmon roll
2. Avocado roll
3. Cucumber roll

Sushi can be easy to make at home if you stick to the easy stuff. We usually make Makizushi (巻寿司) at home, which is a rolled sushi made with the help of a bamboo mat. Makizushi is generally wrapped in nori, and we put sushi rice, cucumber, avacado and a rolled omelette in the middle.

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Sushi is popular in Japan where sushi bars can be found in every city. The origin of sushi dates back to China where rice and fish were fermented and served. Over the years, the fermentation process was eliminated. Today, rice for sushi is mixed with rice vinegar, salt, and sugar. Sometimes rice wine, known as sake, is also used.

Some of the types of sushi include:

* Nigirizushi- The most typical is sticky rice flavored with vinegar and topped with raw, or fresh, fish (sashimi). The rice is formed by hand in a clump and the fish or grilled egg is placed on top. Sometimes the fish or egg is secured by a strip of seaweed. Complimented by wasabi, also known as Japanese horseradish, most restaurants serve nigirizushi in pairs.
* Makizushi - Rice wrapped in seaweed (nori) with vegetables or seafood make this a favorite.
* Temakizushi - Literally this translates as sushi for your hand. Vegetables and fish are placed in a pocket of seaweed.
* Inarizushi - Easy to eat, this rice flavored with sweet rice wine is inserted in a pouch made of tofu.
* Chirashizushi - This seasoned rice is served in a bowl with mushrooms, carrots, other vegetables, and strips of seaweed.

Easy Sushi Recipe to Try: Inarizushi

If slicing portions of fresh fish is not your cup of tea, don't abandon the idea of making sushi at home. An easy sushi recipe will help you realize that creating stuffed tofu pouches of vinegar rice can be simple to try. These pouches are sweet to the taste and enjoyed by people of all ages. In Japan, inarizushi is often taken on picnics and packed in school lunches.
Ingredients for the Seasoned Rice

* 2 cups of Japanese-style short-grain uncooked rice
* 2 inch square of kombu (dried kelp)
* 3 cups of boiling water

Seasoning for rice:

* 2 1/4 teaspoons of sugar
* 2 tablespoons of sake
* 1/3 teaspoon of salt
* 1 tablespoon of white sesame seeds


1. Cook the rice in boiling water in a saucepan with a lid, or steam the rice in a rice cooker. Boil the rice with a 2-inch square of kombu to give it the needed flavor.
2. While the rice is cooking, make the seasoned sauce.
3. Mix sugar, sake, salt, and sesame seeds together.
4. With your fingers or with a wooden rice paddle, fold the hot steamed rice with the seasoning.
5. Put the rice mixture aside while preparing the tofu pouches, or koage.

Tofu Pouches

* 12 deep-fried tofu pouches, or koage, sold in cans or fresh at Asian stores
* 1/4 cup of shoyu (soy sauce)
* 3 tablespoons of sugar
* 2 tablespoons of sake


1. In a large shallow pan, simmer the soy sauce and sugar until the sugar dissolves.
2. In another pan, boil water.
3. Place the koage into the boiling water. Do not let any of the edges touch.
4. As the koage cooks, it will soften.
5. Remove each piece with chopsticks and pat dry with paper towels.
6. Add sake to the simmering soy sauce and sugar.
7. Drop the koage into this pan and cover.
8. Saute the koage for a few minutes.
9. When the koage has soaked up about half the sauce, turn each piece over.
10. Let the other side get drenched in the sauce.
11. With chopsticks, place each piece of seasoned and browned koage on a plate. Every piece needs to cool before handling and stuffing.
12. After it has cooled, cut each koage diagonally.
13. Open up each pouch and squeeze a clump of the seasoned rice in your palm. Shape it to fit inside the pouch.
14. Fold the edge of the pouch to secure the rice inside the tofu pocket.
15. Arrange the filled pouches, or inarizushi, onto a platter and serve with pickled ginger.

Yes it's really healthy, and low in calories, getting the rice right is the tricky bit, I've found using the microwave is the answer, wash rice really well, drain, put in a bowl with twice the amount of water they say on the packet, and cook 10 minutes on high, leave for 2 minutes, taste to see if cooked, give another 2 minutes with a little water if necessary. Fill with your favourite stuff, wasabi, canned tuna if you dont have fresh, carrot sticks, mushroom, avocado, celey sticks, canned salmon, spring onion


Food safety-wise, as long as you eat fresh fish, it is alright. I eat raw fish at least 3 times a week, but I have never got sick. (Ah, I live in Japan.)

Is it nutritious? You always need to eat different kinds of food.

Is it hard to make? It depends on your standard. I'm sure you can make enjoyable sushi by yourself. Have you heard of temaki-zushi? This is the casual version of sushi eaten at home in Japan.

In college, I started this temaki-zushi party. It is like a taco party. It's a lot of fun.

It is sort of healthy, the fat in it healthy fat, helps brain and cell growth. Also protein in it is good, fills you up also. Bad side of it is the salt is very high. I think every once in a while its good for you, obviosuly too much would be too much salt which would be bad for you.

it's healthy, though there is a chance of getting parasites from raw or undercooked fish. the fish needs to be previously frozen for at least 24 hours before serving if it is to be eaten raw.


I think it is
fish gives you omega 3's(my fav is tuna, salmon,and shrimp)
the 'seaweed' has a ton of nutrients
go with brown rice
and the vinegar is good for you too
Too hard to make my rice never turns out right.

Like everything it depends what you put in it; have a variety of meat and vegetables. Only too much of one thing is a bad thing. Don't know any recipes even though my mother owns a sushi bar.


Sure, if you don't mind the live parasites living in uncooked fish.

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