I have terrifying memories of my elementary school self sitting across from mom at Joto, begging for chicken tempura as she tried to convince me I must like sushi because I’m a quarter Japanese. I have hilarious memories of enjoying sushi with high school friends at a random sushi joint in Clearwater where Hulk Hogan sightings were a thing. And I have the greatest memories of eating Dragonfly sushi weekly in college, turning sushi naysaying sorority sisters (that’s you Lis!) into tuna, cream cheese and cucumber roll lovers. And today I made a memory for my present day self, one that involves homemade sushi. Talk about a sushi transformation.
The sushi mat, sushi rice, and nori were all purchased during the blogtastic shopping extravaganza that was last weekend. And then I picked up some asparagus, carrots, and avocado for the sushi stuffing. Fish would have to wait until homemade sushi part deux.
I peeled, chopped, sliced, and anxiously prepared myself for the first roll. A rolling action that was freakishly similar to rolling up a yoga mat after practice just minutes before.
The success of this roll can only be attributed to the stickiness of the sushi rice as it flawlessly held everything together with little effort on my end. I can’t wait to sub carrots with some super fresh tuna and recreate my ultimate favorite restaurant roll! Or maybe host a bring-your-own-sushi-stuffing party?