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Sushi Rice

You might think rice is rice, but making sushi rice takes a special touch (and a lot of steps!). Because the rice is such an important part of any sushi dish, don’t forego the sushi-rice preparation. [more…]

Cucumber and Wakame Salad

This light, refreshing cucumber and wakame salad possesses just the right amount of thin, crunchy cucumber in proportion to delightfully chewy wakame seaweed, to tease your palate into wanting more. [more…]

Smoked Salmon Sushi Rice Balls

These quick-as-a-wink-to-make, four-ingredient smoked salmon sushi rice balls are 2- or 3-bite sushi. Because these rice balls use smoked salmon, you can serve them to friends who are squeamish about raw [more…]

Sweet Tuna and Snow Peas Pressed Sushi

Sweet Tuna and Snow Peas Pressed Sushi offers contrasting texture: crunchy snow peas; soft, slightly sweet tuna; and chewy vinegared sushi rice. Make this appealing pressed sushi an hour or two ahead and [more…]

Miso Soup with Manila Clams

Miso soup with Manila clams is a big hit in Japan, and for good reason. The nutty flavor of miso finds a perfect partner in the sweet flavor of clams. If you can’t find Manila clams, choose another type [more…]

Chilled Seasoned Tofu

Chilled seasoned tofu is a hot-weather favorite in Japan, but this tofu dish is a favorite year-round with sushi lovers worldwide. Custardlike tofu soaks up the flavor of the soy sauce it’s served with [more…]

Cucumber Sliced Rolls

Cucumber sliced rolls are a time-honored favorite on sushi bar menus around the world. They’re thin sliced rolls, consisting of a half sheet of nori and only one filling ingredient [more…]

Oranges in Plum Wine

This simple dessert of oranges in plum wine is easy, beautiful, and refreshing. The plum wine complements the oranges wonderfully, and you can prepare this dessert up to a day ahead of serving it. [more…]

Roast Beef and Watercress Hand Rolls

Pick up some sliced roast beef at your local deli for this hand roll, and if the sushi rice is done ahead, you’ll have your roast beef and watercress hand rolls ready in minutes. [more…]

Salmon Roe Battleship Sushi

Sushi is especially gorgeous when adorned with salmon roe — known for its showstopping size, orange-red color, and velvety texture. This easy Salmon Roe Battleship Sushi has only four ingredients, so it [more…]

Hard-Boiled Quail Eggs with Matcha Salt

Most people eat their first hard-boiled quail egg out of curiosity. When they taste how much flavor these little quarter-ounce quail eggs have, especially when dipped in [more…]

Shrimp Finger Sushi

Shrimp finger sushi is a beloved sushi bar staple. The process for making shrimp finger sushi isn’t difficult, and the sushi looks (and tastes!) amazing. [more…]

California Inside-Out Roll

Some people say that the California inside-out roll was invented in Los Angeles during the early 1960s for people new to sushi bars. The California inside-out roll became [more…]

Recipe for Yakitori

Yakitori is Japan’s traditional chicken kebab. Yakitori is marinated in teriyaki sauce, and it can be grilled or broiled. Instead of cutting the chicken into strips, you also can marinate whole chicken [more…]

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