2 rice cooker cups of rice - about 450g (uncooked Japanese rice, short grain)
2 rice cooker cups of water
45g rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
35g white sugar
8g fine salt
1 tbsp white sesame
For the garnish:
1/4 tsp fine salt
1/3 tsp sugar
150g smoked salmon - cut into small pieces
100g crab sticks - chopped
1 tbsp mayonnaise
150g cooked Shrimp - cut into half
50g Ikura (salmon roe)
1. In a small pan, add the ingredient A. Bring to a boil. Set aside, this is the sushi vinegar.
2. Wash the rice well and drain. Transfer the rice in the rice cooker bowl and add water. Press to start. Once it is done, let the rice set in for about 10min.
3. Transfer the rice to a sushi rice mixing tub or a medium size bowl. Pour sushi vinegar over the rice. Slice mix the rice with a rice paddle gently to combine vinegar and rice together well. Add white sesame and mix. Let it cool down.
4.Egg Whisk the eggs, add sugar and salt. Whisk to combine well. Heat a non-stick frying pan and grease it, wipe off the excess oil. Pour beaten eggs to the pan and swirl the pan to cover the surface of the pan in a thin layer. Cook until just set, then flip over and cook for a few seconds. Transfer the egg to a plate to let cool. When it is cooled, roll up and cut into thin ribbons. Set aside.
5.Crab sticks In a small bowl, add crab and mix with mayonnaise. Set aside.
6. Arrange sushi with all the toppings you’ve prepared. Decorate your chirashi sushi as you like! (Here is was I did here : First I spreaded the shredded egg over the rice, then from edge to center crabs, shrimps, smoked salmon. Spread cucumber. Finally place ikura as you like.)
1 lettuce / Iceberg lettuce - wash and drain, then leaves separated
20 to 30g bean vermicelli or rice noodles (optional) - cut into 5 to 6cm lengths.
0.!Preparation step if you are going to add vermicelli:
Heat about 2cm of oil in a skillet to 180℃. Deep the noodles into the hot oil. Fry 1min or until crisp (but not browned). Remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Break up into shorter vermicelli before use.
1. In a frying-pan, heat 1 tbsp sesame oil. Fry garlic and ginger until fragrant.
2. Add pork and carrot. Cook until meat is no longer pink. Add mushroom and cook for a few minutes.
3. Add the seasoning ingredients and stir occasionally to coat with sauce evenly.
4. Thicken over high heat as you add the dissolved katakuriko/potato starch. And now is also the time to add and mix the deep-fried vermicelli if you are including some.
We use a Cuisinart ICE 100 but any other similar compressor machine will do...
1. Preheat the oven to 160~170℃ degrees. Spread the hazelnuts out in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 15~20min, or until the hazelnuts become fragrant.
2. Remove from the oven and let them cool down. Then roll the nuts with your hands to peel the skin off, or most of it at least. They don’t need to be perfect, so just try to get as much as you can.
3. Add the hazelnuts in your food processor, then process them until just coarse-grained. Set aside 30g from these processed hazelnuts and keep them for further use. Then add sugar (30g) and whole milk (2 tbsp). Continue to process until the remaining is creamy and smooth. Transfer the hazelnut paste into a medium bowl. Set aside.
4. In a bowl, add egg yolk. Pour the milk into the bowl little by little, and mix. Add sugar and mix.
5. Transfer the milk mix into a small pan and heat up to 75~80℃ over medium heat, turn the heat to low and simmer for 3min.
6. Using a fine mesh filter (your usual sieve will do), strain the milk into a heat-safe bowl, then add inverted sugar and glucose. Mix well to melt. Let it cool down completely.
7. Once the milk mixture is cooled completely, pour it into a bowl and add the hazelnuts paste little by little. Mix well.
8. Add heavy cream and mix.
9. Transfer the ice cream mixture into your compressor ice cream maker and let it run according to manufacturer's instructions. It should take 40~60min, depending on how cold the mixture. In case, you should let it run until the mixture turns thick and creamy.
10.Meanwhile make "caramelized hazelnuts : Put the sugar in a small pan, and melt it completely. Over medium heat, shake the pan gently to redistribute the melting sugar, but do not stir sugar at this point. When the sugar dissolves, add the coarse-grained hazelnuts from #3. Stir continuously with a wooden spoon until the nuts are caramelized. Transfer it onto the baking paper. Once it is cold enough, crush them using a wooden stick or spoon. Set aside until the ice cream is ready!
11. Mix the caramelized hazelnuts to the ice cream.
12. Transfer the ice cream to a storage container, and let it freeze until you eat!
1. Hand whisk together the flour, gluten and tapioca in your stand mixer bowl. Fit it with the dough hook.
2. In a small cup, add water, salt and baking soda. Mix well until dissolved.
3. Slowly drizzle in water, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, mix at the lowest speed until the dough comes together into a shaggy dough.
4. Transfer the dough out to a floured surface and knead by hand. Shape it into a rough ball. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for about 1 hour.
5. Divide into 6 equal pieces on the work surface. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Do not worry if the dough is not smooth at this stage.
6. Fit the Pasta Roller onto the KitchenAid mixer. Set it to position 1 (thickest). Flatten by hand one dough piece into a rough rectangle about 1.5 cm thick. Process at speed 1 and slowly feed one piece of dough through the Roller. Feed it through again at the thickest setting 1 several times until the dough is silky and smooth. You may fold it in half before running it through. It takes me about 10 times or more usually. In the beginning the dough will be ragged. As you continue, after more runs, it will get silky and smooth alright.
7. Once the dough is smooth, turn dial to the next setting 2 and run dough through once or twice. Repeat (once or twice) at each following position until you reach setting 4 or 5. Roll out the dough to your desired thickness.
8. Repeat with the rest of dough balls.
9. Now attach the Spaghetti Cutter and run dough through to cut. Dust generously the noodles with katakuriko/potato starch to coat and gently shape into serving sized bundles. Place on the prepared plate. Repeat with the remaining dough pieces.
10. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit in the fridge for 1~2 days. You can skip this steps if you want to use them on the same day.
11. Start boiling a large pot of water. Boil the noodles for 2~3min until you get the texture you like. Serve with hot soup!
If you want to use the noodle for YAKISOBA, first steam the noodles for about 5~6min and boil for 1~2min. Wash with cold water to remove the slimy bits from the noodles.
2. Pour the milk into the bowl little by little, and mix. Add sugar and mix.
3. Transfer the milk mix into a small pan and heat up to 75~80℃ over medium heat, turn the heat to low and simmer for 3min.
4. Using a fine mesh filter (your usual sieve will do), strain the milk into a heat-safe bowl, then add inverted sugar syrup, glucose powder, vanilla paste and condensed milk. Mix well to melt. Let it cool down completely.
5. Once the milk mixture is cooled completely, add heavy cream and mix.
6. Transfer it into your compressor ice cream maker and let it run according to manufacturer's instructions. It should take 40~60min, depending on how cold the mixture. In case, you should let it run until the mixture turns thick and creamy.
7. Transfer the ice cream to a storage container, and let it freeze until you eat!