Our recipe for these tuna and avocado sushi starts with authentic sushi rice and ends with you rolling up your very own homemade rolls.
For the Rice: Wash rice in cool water until water runs clear. Drain excess water. Place rinsed rice and 1 ½ cups water in a pot. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes, or until all water is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand, covered 5 minutes.
Rinse the rice in cold water while stirring briskly. Drain the rice completely. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine vinegar, sugar and salt. Stir until completely dissolved.
When rice is done, spread evenly on a well-greased cookie sheet using a spatula or rice paddle. Sprinkle the rice with prepared dressing while mixing with spatula or rice paddle. Keep the rice covered with damp paper towels or napkin until the rice is ready to use.
Slice tuna into thin pieces or small cubes.
Slice avocado into thin slices.
Pass nori sheets over an open flame briefly to lightly toast, if desired.
Place the seaweed on a bamboo mat, then cover the sheet of seaweed with a thin even layer of prepared sushi rice. Smooth gently with the rice paddle.
Layer tuna and avocado on the rice, and roll it up tightly. Slice with a sharp knife.
Serve with soy sauce, wasabi and ginger.
Let’s get straight to the point, good sushi starts with great rice. The grain you choose for your sushi experiment could make or break your nigiri. So, take it from us when we say–short-grain rice is the way to go.
What makes short-grain rice perfect for these tasty rolls? It’s all in the texture. Our Mahatma® Sushi Rice cooks up sticky which helps it stay firmly in place when molding. Most importantly, though, your sushi rice must have the perfect balance of sweet and sour.
At Mahatma® Rice, we take our rice grains very seriously. That’s why we’ve developed specialty grains for making all kinds of recipes from sushi to Arborio Rice for risotto and Medium Grain Parboiled Rice for paella. Make sure to take a look at our cooking section and recipe ideas to learn how to make paella and other delicious dishes from around the world like this Mexican Arroz con Leche.