125g sushi rice
1 sheet of sushi nori
2 tbsp Japanse rice vinegar
1 tbsp mirin
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
Firm drained Tofu [A few slices]
4 tbsp filling finely chopped [I used toasted sesame seeds, cucumber, scallion, carrot, and bell pepper]
2 tbsp soy sauce
4 tbsp water
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
Fry the tofu with a little oil in a pan until crisping and brown on both sides. While still hot, pour over some soy sauce, chilli flakes and black pepper, and allow to marinade. Slice thinly when cooled.
Place the rice in 330mls of water, bring to the boil and then simmer with the lid on for 20 mins.
Take off the heat and allow to steam with the lid on for a further 20 mins. Do not take off the lid.
Place the cooked rice gently into a flat dish.
Mix rice vinegar with the sugar and salt until dissolved, adjust to taste.
Mix the dressing carefully with the rice, taking care not to damage or squash the grains.
When the rice is completely cool, press the rice firmly onto the sushi nori, pressing down to ensure the grains stick to themselves, and to the sushi. Leave about 2cms clear at the top.
Place the tofu and other fillings in a long horizontal line on top of the rice, about one quarter of the way up from the bottom of the sushi sheet.
Carefully and tightly roll the sheet up from the bottom, tucking in the fillings and sealing the plain end of the sushi with water. Using a sushi mat will make this easier.
Gently use a damp serrated knife to diagnolly cut the roll into small slices about an inch thick.
Blend the soy sauce, water, lemon juice, ginger, chilli flakes, and sesame oil together to make the dip.