Shortcut Sushi

Shortcut Sushi!

I found something amaaaaaazing!

Sushi-making is ridiculously easy, but waiting twenty minutes for the rice to cook and another 5 for it to cool can seem like an eternity sometimes.  A rice cooker for sure makes life easy; however, I don’t have room for a new appliance and it takes the same flipping amount of time to cook! Am I that impatient? Well, yes! If I’m hungry, that is.  Enter this cute little bowl of awesomeness:

Shortcut Sushi

90 seconds in the microwave and you magically have enough rice to make 2 rolls.

Seriously! You can find the rice on amazon (there’s a brown rice too!), at your local grocery store, and even at local Asian supermarkets.

I keep a stash of them in my pantry for days when I have a crisper full of produce to use up and need a quick lunch. Shortcut sushi to the rescue! It also helps when you want sushi, and gosh darn it, you want it now!

Visit my super-detailed [Sushi Tutorial] for step-by-step instructions on the rolling process and check out the links below for some delicious sushi recipes!

The avocado-wrapped ones are my all-time favorite!

What’s your favorite sushi roll?

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  • JR

    This page literally saved my life today haha!! The guy I have been dating for a while really wanted me to make him dinner and mentioned loving sushi so I went out and bought dinner/sushi stuff for like $70 and then realized that I had no idea how to make all of this stuff! Your blogs really helped and gave me a ton of helpful ideas. Thank you so much!!!

  • That sushi rice shortcut is awesome. I have not seen anything like that around here. I’m going to have to ask someone at the grocery story about it. What a great idea!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    I have a confession-I have never tried sushi before. Yours looks delicious!! Thanks so much for linking up to my party. I hope you’ll stop by Serenity Now again soon. 🙂

  • Lindsay@ A Design Story

    This looks so good! I usually don’t go for sushi since I am allergic to seafood, but the 2nd recipe would work for me!! This is great, never even thought to just add pineapple, cream cheese and avacado {and rice}… I am trying this week!!

    Yum! Thanks SO SO MUCH for joining my linky party! We have the Sunday Blog Parade every sunday, so stop by, link up and spread the word!

    Lindsay@ A Design Story

  • mmmm, hello sushi-awesomeness!!

  • I most definitely need to have a sushi-making night!

  • I have seen those instant sushi rice things in the store and wondered if they were any good. Now I will totally have to try them since you’ve given them your stamp of approval 🙂

  • I have seen those instant sushi rice things in the store and wondered if they were any good. Now I will totally have to try them since you’ve given them your stamp of approval 🙂

  • Stop doing this to me:)! Every time I see sushi, I can’t read about it fast enough. THose rolls sound SO delish! I NEED SUSHI!!!!!!

  • Lindsay@ A Design Story

    This looks so good! I usually don’t go for sushi since I am allergic to seafood, but the 2nd recipe would work for me!! This is great, never even thought to just add pineapple, cream cheese and avacado {and rice}… I am trying this week!!

    Yum! Thanks SO SO MUCH for joining my linky party! We have the Sunday Blog Parade every sunday, so stop by, link up and spread the word!

    Lindsay@ A Design Story

  • DIRECTIONS NOT INCLUDED

    Yay! I need to find that rice. We make sushi at home but it always takes forever. This would make it great for lunches!

  • Brandi

    Yum! Now I’m craving sushi! This looks delicious!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now

    I have a confession-I have never tried sushi before. Yours looks delicious!! Thanks so much for linking up to my party. I hope you’ll stop by Serenity Now again soon. 🙂

  • Not sure if Id try sushi, but it looks interesting!

    Visiting from Serenity Now!

  • I’m following you now via GFC and FB! Let me know if you want to be guest chef sometime on my blog! I’d love to have you! Susie

  • We love sushi! Yours look great!
    Stop over at my blog and link this up in my Recipe Tab! http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/01/u-follow-me-i-follow-u-friday-blog-hop_21.html

  • Yummo! Visiting from FF&JB. Come visit me sometime at SSB!

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    xoxo
    Ginger

  • I love you! I tried making sushi one night with some girlfriends and it was a (hilarious) disaster. I want to make some asap!

  • I most definitely need to have a sushi-making night!

  • oh my goodness
    I am TOTALLY going to give this a whirl

    hopefully I can find this magical rice in my grocery!!

    xoxo
    bB

  • mmmm, hello sushi-awesomeness!!

  • I love that rice! I have been cheating with it for months and my husband has no idea. I’ve been keeping it a secret from him because he hates packaged food. Nothing wrong with cheating a little sometimes! 🙂

  • I know Sushi is all the rage but I just can’t seem to pick up on the trend…perhaps I just haven;t eaten the right kind?

  • Your sushi rolls look amazing! I’m going to have to try my hand at making some veggie rolls some time very soon! You make it seem so easy. :o)

  • Your sushi is gorgeous! My favorite ingredients are crab, avocado, and chives…delicious!

  • The veggie one looks soooo good! I am lucky enough to live near a HUGE Asian market and loooove the veggie “sushi” rolls!

  • WOW.. I wish I was brave enough to try to make my own sushi. I applaud you for that. 🙂

  • Shortcut to sushi? I don’t believe it-ha. I had sushi last night-someone else made it….mine would look like a hot mess-or a stirfry bc i’d get mad and throw it all in a bowl and go to town!
    I’m boring and only like veggie sushi! I had a mango pineapple sushi once that was weird but amazing too!

  • Maryann

    Hey! I didnt see your email on your blog so ill respond here. on Blogger, Click on design and then under the header there should be a bar that you can edit and then put the “pages” there. Then any page you make will come up there. If there isnt a bar there that you can edit to put in the pages, try going to the template designer and picking a different template. Does that help? I am terrible at explaining this stuff, sorry!! Ill try to help more though if you have more questions!

    Now, how do you get such cute graphics?! I want to put a bean on my blog, haha.

  • I have so been craving sushi lately, haven’t thought to make it myself though!

  • Maryann

    Those look amazing! Especially the cream cheese. Holy yum!

  • Simply Life

    wow -I would love to make my own sushi! this is great to know!

  • Oh my gosh, I’m drooling over the pineapple one! Holy yum!

    Where did you find the rice?

    My favorite sushi ingredients are definitely avocado and eel! Eel is my absolute fave!

  • I freaking LOVE sushi! 🙂 The best sushi I ever had was filled with salmon, cream cheese, and jalepenos. I know it probably sounds gross, but my taste buds are kind of obsessed with it. Lol.

    I never thought of making my own. What a great idea! xo

  • beautiful job with the sushi! i love having “make your own” california roll night with my friends!

  • WillJogForFood

    That is the best looking homemade sushi I have ever seen!

    I love eel & spicy tuna, yummmmmmy!

  • Mmmmmm! I love sushi so so much!! I always want fish or crab in it though. Delicious. My mouth is watering now for this deliciousness!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  • Instant sushi rice? sold!

    I usually just have a combo of avocado, peppers, cukes, and carrots. Nothing too exciting for this veg 🙂

  • This gives me hope that I can make it on my own one day 🙂

    My favorite sushi ingredient is spicy crab 🙂

  • OMGosh YUM!!! These seriously look delicious! Where did you find the bowl of microwave rice?

  • oh my goddd that looks amazing! now i really want sushi! ahhh yum. just discovered your blog and we absolutely love it! maybe you would like to follow each other? let us know!

    we’ll be back to visit soon!
    xo, camilla & valerie
    abutterflybyday.blogspot.com

  • i love your quick rice solution!!!! so smart!!!!

    Also i like the popular posts at the end of the comments, looks slick!

  • Another amazing recipe! I wish I liked sushi it just looooks soooo goood. I’m happy you found an easy route for such a treat!

  • my sushi roll ingredients are a take out menu b/c i never even imagined it was “easy” to make – you’ve inspired me though – i’m totally going to try this!!!

    thanks for your sweet comment!

  • Ok, so you are making me super hungry. I love sushi.. Love this tip. 🙂

  • I love sushi!!! Im a sushi monster! My fiance is too! I wish we lived closer, we could have a sushi making party!!! Love this!!!

  • I love sushi, and we have been talking about trying to make it. I have to admit though, it really intimidates me!

  • I *LOVE* sushi! Thanks for the awesome tip, I cannot wait to finally make homemade sushi!

  • Wow! These looks great! 😀 A+ for shortcut!

    But as beautiful and appetizing you make sushi look, I don’t think sushi will be on my list of new things to try! Haha!

    I find it so funny that I always want to report to YOU everything NEW I try! New for this week…guacamole! 😀 (You can start ignoring me at any time!)

  • I am getting so jealous of everyone’s sushi! I need to head to the Asian market and pick up supplies to make my own! And I too love asparagus because of the crunch, and mango is delicious! It goes without saying that avocado is a must 🙂

  • Making sushi is one of my very favorite things to do!!!

    I’ll have to try the pineapple…that sounds AMAZING!

  • Tofu sounds fantastic! I’m going to try that next time! Thanks Kristina! =)

    asparagus is a fav of mine as well! That and pineapple… YUM!

  • oh, MY – both of these look FABULOUS!! I love the pineapple – I would have never thought of that?

    I love to make sushi… I make a tofu + sriracha filling that sort of mimics a crab salad, and I love asparagus rolls, avocado rolls…

    I love ALL sushi and could eat it every day…

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