~Homemade Solo Sushi Party~

This past weekend I had a craving for sushi. Some people get a hankering for pizza, hamburgers, tacos, chocolate, ice-cream. All that stuff is delicious but sushi is where it’s at!

I’m not prejudice; I’m open-minded when it comes to stuffing my pie-hole with new creations or old favorites, in a restaurant or homemade. Yesterday I decided that enough was enough!  I HAD to quench my desire for quality hand rolls while practicing my japanese cooking technique. (Did I mention that I love to cook??)

I scanned my sushi book and decided on Inside-Out California and (cooked) Salmon rolls. While I’m definately getting better at layering the ingredients so the rolls come out even and pretty, i’m still on my feet the same length of time. Im passionate about cooking; the whole process of mixing, measuring and chopping puts my mind at ease. I get in the rolling groove and totally forget the intense strain on my leg and back from standing……until I’m finished. Then it hits me like a truck. Time to lie on my bed with my feet up, bi-pap on and electonic stimulants off……sleepy time.

***Totally worth it.***

1st night's plate of inside and outside rolls.  *Chopsticks are fun!*

1st night’s plate of inside and outside rolls.
*Chopsticks are fun!*

The next day I had some rice and toppings left over but no nori paper. Bahahaha…..like that will stop me?? Picked up some Nori and an extra avacado from the grocery store and got chopping. “Sushi Night: Part Deux.”

I was having so much fun and so suprized at how well the rolls came out that I had to document them in living color! (Speaking of “In Living Color”, I’m so excited about seeing Jim Carey’s new film, Dumb and Dumber To.)

Anywho, I hope you enjoy the photos and decide to try some sushi making yourself. It’s a blast! In addition, if you have any good sushi-related stories or questions, feel free to comment.

Alrighty Then……..


Rinse Sushi Rice, dump into automatic rice cooker, click “ON” button and presto! Perfect sushi rice! ** blend rice with ricewine/sugar mixture **

Mixing chopped crab meat, mayonnaise and a bit of paprika and pepper. Variation on the traditional crab stick used in a Cali-Roll.

Mixing chopped crab meat, mayonnaise and a bit of paprika and pepper. Variation on the traditional crab stick used in a Cali-Roll.


Tools used for Sushi Making: Cutting board, shashimi knife, bamboo mat, Nori, Mirin. Ingredients used: Imitation crab mixture, avacodo, cucumber, chopped bbq’d salmon, carrots and cream-cheese. Sesame seeds.


Half Nori sheet for a smaller (in diameter) roll. They look like baby rolls….(see following)

I call it "Mini-Roll." Yes, I know Sherlock, this is obviously from a different day. Only pic I had to show a size comarison.

I call it “Mini-Roll.”
This is not from today but it the only picture I had to show a size comarison.


Closer look at ingredients. Bamboo sheet is covered with plastic wrap for “inside out” rolls.


A Head-to-Roll comparison.


The Nori brand of choice and California Rolls (some with cream cheese.)


Close-Up view of Cali-roll serving platter.


Sushi Chef Tom, at your service 🙂

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

~ Joseph Addison

When the three essentials are the same “something,” you’ve found your passion!   Make it your purpose!

 ~ Breathe This Life ~


4 thoughts on “~Homemade Solo Sushi Party~

  1. they look amazing!! love to watch the sushi chefs at the restaurant and have always wanted to try and make them but am a bit intimidated by it – your pictures and amazing outcome are inspiring, perhaps i’ll go find a book on how to do it! 🙂

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  2. I appreciate your wonderful comments:) I’m very passionate about making sushi. If you are interested to know the names of quality sushi books, rice makers or roll-making videos, please don’t hesitate to contact me via my FB page or Twitter.


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