Blue or Purple or normal Sushi ?
Sashimi, Sushi & Sake
Blue Sushi Rice exists and here's How You Can Make It at Home...... and Blue Rice is nothing new as it's available in Nasi Kerabu and Malaysian/Asian steamed cakes........ but here's a sexy twist which we have Chef Kumiko to make "Blue Sushi Rice".
Chef Kumiko makes the most delectable and yummy Inari. It's not sweet and she makes them from scratch. Will have to order some more.
What are the main ingredients in sushi? Traditional sushi recipes are made with relatively few ingredients including vinegared rice, fresh salmon and nori sheets. The type of rice commonly used in sushi is koshihikari rice, a short-grain rice that has a soft, sticky texture when cooked. We learned from Kumiko that add cream cheese to your sushi it is so yummy.
Blue Sushi Rice recipe
* 2 cups uncooked medium grain white rice (sushi rice)
* 2 cups water for cook rice
* ½ cup rice vinegar
* ¼ cup white sugar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 tspn @my.blue.tea - Butterfly Pea Powder
(mix in the 2 cups water)
Differences between Japanese Sushi Rice and Korean Kimbap
Sushi. The difference between Korean and Japanese food often comes into focus when comparing Japanese Sushi to Korean Kimbap. Korean kimbap doesn't use wasabi as you would use for sushi, but instead, gochujang is used as an alternative. Kimbap also doesn't contain any raw fish as sushi does.
But most distinct difference is Sushi uses rice vinegar so when you use Butterfly Pea it will change colour to "purply". Kimbap uses sesame oil and the Blue Rice stays "BLUE"
(2) There is NO vegetable oil or OIL in Japanese Sushi seaweed unlike in Kimbab with sesame oil or any Korean oil and salt. Hence, Japanese women are not slim in one of the trending blog and book "Japanese Women Don't Get Fat or Oil"
(3) The 3rd distint difference which not many would let you know or "KNOW" is that the Japanese sushi uses "plain seaweed" vs "Korean Kimbap" which use their own flavourful seaweed that contains oil and it is salted.
For the purpose of this exercise we have both types of Sushi with and without vinegar as you can see the differences Blue Sushi and Purple Sushi. You can create 50 shades of Blue rice by changing the intensity of the Blue colour and types of water used.
Step 1 : Rinse the rice in a strainer or colander until the water runs clear. Combine with water in a medium saucepan and "PUT THE LID ON AND DON'T OPEN TILL IT'S READY TO MIX WITH SUSHI VINEGER". Leave it for 10~15minits. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to lowest, cook for 13 minutes. Rice should be tender and water should be absorbed. Wait for 10 mins. (Still don't open the lid). Then mix with cooled sushi vinegar.
Step 2 : In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Cool it down, then stir into the cooked rice . When you pour this into the rice it will seem very wet. Keep stirring and the rice will dry as it cools.
Step 3 : Once ready wrap/roll your Blue Sushi rice with any ingredients you like ie cucumber, salmon, avocadoes, unagi, carrots etc and Serve with soy sauce & wasabi. Yum!
Enjoy a Sushi Night!
Enjoy your Blue Sushi with a bottle Kurosawa Sake or create Blue Sake as seen in our photos here.
Optional - Marble Sushi Rice or maybe Pandan Sushi Rice?
(1) If you wish to have it marble; mix @my.blue.tea Butterfly Pea Powder into the cooked sushi rice and stir evenly (half of it - leaving the other portion untouched until when you need to roll).
(2) Optional to Step 2 - you may purchase Sushi Seasoning but making it from scratch is more fun and keeps tradition alive.
Note - there is no right or wrong for "Blue Rice" you can create your own 50 Shades of Blue Rice otherwise use this as a general guide - 1 teaspoon of @my.blue.tea Butterfly Pea Powder to 1 Kg of Rice.
About Chef Kumiko
Kumiko is a private person and she loves her 3 rabbits very much. She's the Chef in Sushiko, Port Macquarie NSW and do come over for lunch when you're traveling this way up in the beautiful Mid North Coast NSW.
The best way to know Kumiko is to love her pet rabbits....... and they're 6 years old this year.......... 2 male rabbits ie the grey one is called Musashi, white is Kum Kum and the black beauty is Luffy, a girl. Kumiko love them to bits.