One of these things is making vegan Japanese food. As a cuisine, Japanese is not very inherently vegan, so sometimes you have to be on the lookout for alternatives to fit the bill, without taking away too much from the authentic tastes.
Let me preface this whole thing in saying that I am a complete and total rookie when it comes to sushi and nori rolls. I have only made nori rolls a handful of times in my life, and up until just the other day had never made sushi. I'm not going to go into the finer points of rolling technique, because the internet has videos and instructionals galore on the subject already.
Also because it's pretty much impossible to photograph and roll when your hands are covered in sticky rice...
And so here is just a brief rundown of how you too can be a total amateur vegan sushi making genius!
Step #1: Obtain an awesome recipe
|The secret is in the filling...|
Step #2: The rice maker is now your new god
Step #3: If you burn yourself while making sushi everyone is gonna laugh at you
Step #4: Roll until you can't roll anymore
Like I said, sticky rice hands - no photo. That being said, my main piece of advice for the rolling process is to have a bowl with vinegar and water (no exact proportions necessary) nearby. Dampen your hands before you try to handle the rice, so that it doesn't stick to you as badly. This is necessary if you are making the little balls of rice to put under your sushi toppings (the aforementioned inari).
Step #5: Cut up your rolls into wonderful bite-sized pieces
|Oishii, as the Japanese would say!|
Step #6: Stuff your face
|Itadakimasu! (let's eat!)|
Good eating, one and all!