Nigiri sushi

Nigiri sushi
  • Serves icon Makes approximately 30 small nigiri pieces
  • Time icon Ready in 40-50 minutes

Try a taste of Japan with this Nigiri sushi recipe, a rice dish made of tuna and salmon.

Ingredients

  • 375g Japanese sushi rice
  • 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 75g piece sushi-grade skinned tuna
  • 75g piece sushi-grade skinned salmon fillet
  • A little wasabi paste
  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 25g Japanese pickled ginger

Method

  1. Wash the rice well, then drain and put into a saucepan with 600ml cold water. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover, and leave for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the vinegar with the sugar and salt until the sugar has dissolved. Gradually stir the vinegar mixture into the rice.
  3. Using slightly wet hands, shape the cooked rice into small, neat rectangles. Cut the fish across the grain into thin, rectangular slices. Smear the top of each block of rice with a little wasabi paste and cover neatly with a slice of raw fish.
  4. Mix the soy sauce with the mirin and pour into individual dipping saucers. Serve the sushi with the dipping sauce and pickled ginger.

Subscribe

Fancy getting a copy in print?

Subscribe to our magazine

Rate & review

Rate

Reviews

Share a tip

Or, how about...?

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Noodle recipes

Easy pad Thai noodles

A classic pad Thai noodle recipe – from food writer Ghillie James –made with shop-bought...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Easy Thai prawn cakes with dipping sauce and rocket salad

Bursting with vibrant flavours of coriander, lime and ginger, these Thai prawn cakes with sweet...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Budget Thai fishcakes

This budget recipe for Thai fishcakes can be made with minced pork instead of fish...

Save recipe icon Save recipe icon Save recipe

Friday night dinners

Chicken Thai-fried rice

This Thai-style chicken fried rice recipe makes a quick and easy midweek meal for two.

Subscribe to our magazine

Subscribe to delicious. magazine this month and redeem our HALF PRICE offer!

Subscribe

Download our digital version

Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine

Subscribe
Subscribe to the digital edition of delicious. magazine