If you seek perfection in making sushi rolls all by yourself, then you will require an investment to purchase a bamboo sushi mat and that too of high quality. Making sushi for special events and celebrations is luxury which you can enjoy if you can master the art of making good sushi.
In order to make sushi rolls at home, you should buy a high quality bamboo sushi mat. You should keep in mind a lot of things to make good quality sushi rolls. It is important to make the rice properly, and the nori should be of high quality as well.
The flavor of sushi would be really good if you choose all your ingredients, fish or vegetables, of the highest quality. It is very essential to make good sushi.
It is difficult to roll sushi for beginners. The bamboo sushi mat ensures that the roll is firm without crushing the nori or the rice. The flexible mat can easily wrap around the nori with the rice and other ingredients as the filling, and can get the desired shape. Although it takes some time to learn the skill of making perfectly cylindrical shapes of sushi rolls, it is better to practice.
It is important for you to learn how to make sushi rice, before you learn to roll the bamboo mat. Sushi rice takes up about an hour to cook after they are cleaned and soaked in water.
Striking a good balance in soaking and cleaning is an essential skill which people do not have and often make a mistake in it. This results in low quality rice output which ultimately will fail your sushi no matter how good you have used the bamboo sushi mat.
You should also be careful about using flavored nori. People often use flavored nori for the sake of experiment only to find that the result is not great. Sushi should always be made with high quality and unflavored sushi. You should avoid any other type of nori to go with your sushi.
You can use selected ingredients if you only wish to practice on your bamboo sushi mat. If you choose superior quality ingredients, it will prove to be very expensive. However, you should try not to waste food. It is an important part of Japanese culture that they do not waste food and consider it bad manners.