We decided to do a run to our local Asian market and restock on the essentials. One of the best things they sell is sushi grade fish. We decided to take advantage of our trip and buy supplies for our dinner. Making sushi at home can be a fun activity and very budget-friendly!

What you need:

  • Rolling mats
  • Sushi Nori
  • Short grain rice (I personally like the Rose brand short grain)
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sushi vinegar (I have also included a recipe if you want to make it instead)
  • Vegetables of your choice (we kept it simple with some cucumber)
  • Fish of your choice (Eric is a big fan of Salmon)

Make your sushi rice:

  • 2 cups sushi or short grain rice
  • 2 cups water, plus extra for rinsing rice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

Place the rice into a mixing bowl and cover with cool water. Swirl the rice in the water, pour off and repeat 2 to 3 times or until the water is clear.

I use my normal rice cooker but for those who do not have one try this (from food network): Place the rice and 2 cups of water into a medium saucepan and place over high heat. Bring to a boil, uncovered. Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cover. Cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

Combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds. Transfer the rice into a large wooden or glass mixing bowl and add the vinegar mixture. Fold thoroughly to combine and coat each grain of rice with the mixture. Allow to cool to room temperature before using to make sushi


Begin cutting the fish and other vegetables into slices and preparing to start rolling! You can put whatever you want. We added some sesame seeds as a final touch.

(Prep Stage)


(All done!)

Here is a recipe for the seaweed salad. I cheated and just bought a container at the store lol

Pre-wedding workout:

  • Sunday- 75 min hot yoga
  • Monday- Unintentional rest day, I fell asleep right after work!


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