Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sushi Rice: Fail!

The November 2009 Daring Cooks challenge was brought to you by Audax of Audax Artifex and Rose of The Bite Me Kitchen. They chose sushi as the challenge.
Happy dragon roll

Well, I was not happy with how this challenge turned out for me. The problem was the rice: it was too dry, and did have enough seasoning.

I believe I did everything correctly, but the rice is SO important and it turned out poorly. I don't do the rice soak when I usually make sushi because everytime I've tried, it's too dry and just not good. I'm guessing it's due to Calgary's dry climate, but there was nothing in the challenge about that so too bad for me!

Spiral Rolls & Nigiri

The challenge included making the rice, rolling a dragon roll, spiral/decorative rolls and nigiri. Most of them look pretty good, but yuck. Bri liked them though, and it's not as if they were inedible, just a pain in the ass because it took about 3 hours to make it.

Spiral rolls - details

These ones were a bit ridiculous. Before I cut the roll into pieces, the whole thing was the size of a sub sandwich. And not one on squishy bread either, the kind on a big baguette that you can't even fit in your mouth. Not my kind of sushi unfortunately.
Dragon roll

Oh well, I will feed my sushi craving properly another time!


  1. It's so fun to read about your immpressions of the food you have created. You make me laugh.

  2. Would have loved this........a chance to practise my recently acquired sushi-making skills! They look lovely....

  3. Well, they LOOK great! My rice turned out too dry the first time, too. I ditched the rice and had to start from scratch a second time to get it to work.