Learn how to make your own simple sushi! Put together these delightful bites for your next gathering in no time. Whether it be a dinner party or a mixer, this Pressed Sushi will give your guests something to talk about.
Cook rice according to package directions; transfer to large bowl. Transfer rice to large bowl. Gently stir in vinegar, salt and sugar using rubber spatula. Let cool completely.
Line ice cube tray with enough plastic wrap to overhang edges. Place piece of smoked salmon in bottom of each slot in tray. Layer sushi rice over top. Cover with plastic wrap; press rice into mold. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Invert ice cube tray onto serving plate. Repeat with remaining smoked salmon and sushi rice.
Garnish sushi with drizzle of sriracha mayonnaise and sesame seeds. Serve with pickled ginger, soy sauce and wasabi.
Use a blowtorch to sear the top of the sushi if desired. Hold kitchen torch so that the flame is about 2 inches above the top of the sushi. Working quickly, direct the flame to evenly sear top of sushi, keeping the flame moving to avoid burning. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Garnish the sushi with mayonnaise, cucumber, avocado, tobiko caviar, or nori, cut into matchsticks.
Swap the bamboo rolling mat for an ice cube tray. Yes, you read that correctly. Contrary to popular belief, sushi doesn’t only refer to just traditional maki, so you don’t have to master the art of rolling maki to satisfy your sushi craving. This is the perfect recipe to dip your toes into the art of Japanese cuisine. These bite-sized treats challenge the age-old adage that nothing worth having comes easy. Stock up on the essentials — Mahatma® Short Grain Rice, rice vinegar, and sashimi or sushi-grade fish— and begin your journey to become an itamae, or Japanese sushi chef.
Of course, there is something to be said about the satisfaction of finally mastering maki. When you are ready to get rolling on the next step of your itamae training: our Beginner’s Guide to Making Homemade Sushi will walk you through the basics!
With endless options, it’s hard to narrow down which appetizers to make for your next get-together. So we’ll make it easier for you with a few delicious recipe ideas to serve alongside these sushi bites! Start with our Pressed Sushi and keep building the perfect 3-appetizer menu by picking one of the themes below:
Surf, Turf, & Earth: This recipe checkmarks the surf box. As for the turf, try these gooey Cheesy Beef and Rice Empanadas — they are a hearty portable snack, perfect for guests to grab and go. Everyone will be stacking these vegetarian-friendly Black Bean and Rice Taquitos on their plates. These flavorful taquitos are definitely worth getting your hands dirty.
Multi-Grains: Want an excuse to use those other rice varieties in the pantry? Grab a bag of Mahatma® Basmati Rice and get going on these crispy Crab Cakes With a Curried Mango Sauce. Our curried mango sauce takes traditional crab cakes to a whole new level. There’s no such thing as too much salmon! Get your fix — and use some of our fragrant Jasmine Rice — with these crunchy Spicy Salmon Rice Croquettes.
Under the Sea: Salmon, shrimp and tuna: the holy trinity of seafood favorites. Our zesty Shrimp Ceviche with Crispy Rice serves as a delightfully refreshing canapé. Make some additional crispy rice medallions, then top with melt-in-your-mouth Seared Tuna to complete your seafood spread.
If desired, make your theme Latin-inspired with authentic Mexican rice, however, any arrangement of hors d’oeuvre will do! Find some inspiration from these Game Day Appetizers and Snack Ideas and throw an affair to remember. Or keep the theme going by trying something totally new like these tacos dorados.