How to Make Awesome Sushi Using Just an Ice Cube Tray

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Almost everybody loves sushi. The popular Japanese food/art form is embraced around the world for being both delicious and healthy. However, a high quality sushi mean in the United States is often followed by a large bill.

With its relatively expensive cost, it makes one wonder why not many people prepare this sumptuous meal at home. The basic ingredients — rice, raw fish and sushi vinegar — are easy enough to acquire. The challenge, however, is in how it is prepared, as the proper shaping of the cooked rice into the right size and mold takes a certain skill.

It’s a good thing then that Japanese Twitter user gonnakill_uta shared a solution to this dilemma just by using an ice cube tray. The steps below, provided by Curazy (via Rocketnews24), is so easy to follow:

First, place the cooked sushi rice neatly into the ice cube tray.

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Next, turn the tray over and let the molded rice drop onto a bamboo sushi mat. Now you have a number of evenly shaped rice.

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Lastly, place your chosen raw fish slices on top of each rice mold and you’ve created your own sushi! Congratulations!

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For best results, make sure you buy only short-grain sushi rice. This shouldn’t be difficult as “sushi rice” is usually indicated on the label of the rice packaging. Some of the more popular brands include: Kokuho Rose, Nashiki, Koshihikari. As for the fish, if you are unable to find ready-made raw fish slices, fish fillet is a good alternative as long as you get them guaranteed fresh.

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