Can sushi rice be used the next day?


There are many people who store cooked rice for the next day. It’s a really bad idea to save sushi rice for the next day.

Sushi differs from other rice dishes such as the dish meatballs and Curry.
Sushi is not a dish that is cooked on a pan or in the oven and, this means that the quality of the ingredients used for sushi should be as good as possible.
If sushi rice is more than 1 day old or that vegetables have become a bit slack, then it can be tasted when used for sushi. You will make sushi of a poorer quality.

What happens to sushi rice when stored for the next day is that they become drier and looser in consistency while the rice kernel itself becomes harder.
Besides the fact that it is harder to make sushi with day-old sushi rice, it can also be tasted if the sushi rice is not freshly made.
This is not necessarily the case with day-old rice which is used for Meatball and Curry, as it is the sauce that hides the rice and its taste.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

In Japan, do Japanese Sushi Chefs use Avocado for sushi?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
In Japan, I have never seen Japanese chefs use avocado in sushi.
Avocado is a fruit that I have not seen in local greengrocers and supermarkets meaning that it is not sold to private individuals.

What characterizes Japanese cuisine is that chefs use ingredients that are in season. This also applies to sushi restaurants. When Japanese chefs make sushi rolls, they also use fish and vegetables that we do not know in Europe or USA.

This is the Japanese definition of sushi.
If you ask sushi chefs in Japan, their answer will always be to use fresh materials of high quality it is up to the sushi chef to transform the raw materials into tasty pieces of sushi for the delight of the guests.

On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi with the most popular raw materials for sushi in Denmark. You get the best tips on how to succeed every time with your sushi.

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How fresh can seafood be?


Seafood can be so fresh that it is still at body temperature when eaten.

Japan is a country surrounded by sea. Fresh fish and rice have been the most important raw materials in Japanese cuisine for centuries.

Japanese food culture is still based on raw materials being as fresh as possible. There are several reasons for this.

The Japanese population has grown up with shellfish being no more than a day old before it is cooked into tasty dishes. This applies to both fish bought from a fishmonger or in a supermarket.

Japanese cuisine has several iconic dishes where fish and shellfish are eaten raw, such as sushi.

The Japanese have the opportunity to buy raw materials that are either caught or harvested the same day.

The Japanese are very focused on eating healthy and fresh ingredients of the highest quality. It gives joy in life, but also healthy health. It is no coincidence that the Japanese are the population in the world that live the longest.

On the Sushi Course for Beginners, you learn to make tasty sushi step by step with a focus on how to get the most value without compromising on quality.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

How quickly do sushi nori lose their crispiness?

There are 3 countries that grow seaweed for sushi and that is China, Korea and Japan. There is a big difference in taste. The three countries are good at growing sushi seaweed. You should always buy sushi nori based on what you think has the best taste.

The manufacturer of sushi nori packages the seaweed in a way so that when you open the newly purchased package, the seaweed will be crispy.
As soon as a sushi chef applies rice and other ingredients to the seaweed, the sushi seaweed will still be crispy in texture. When the sushi chef has made the sushi roll, it begins to become smoother and softer in texture without affecting the taste or quality.
Instead, the sushi roll will be more firm as the individual ingredients fall into place in the roll itself after a very short time.

Sushi rolls should always be eaten at room temperature, that way you will get the full flavor experience.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

What kind of sushi do the Japanese choose when they order sushi?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher

What kind of sushi the Japanese choose when they eat sushi depends on whether they eat sushi in a restaurant or order sushi as take-away.

If it is about a dinner that is enjoyed in a restaurant, the Japanese prefer to eat nigiri sushi. Sushi restaurants in Japan often have 15-20 different fish on the menu, which is a nice opportunity to taste many different fish and shellfish in one evening.
In Japan, it is very normal to eat 13 pieces of nigiri in one evening. Dinner usually ends with an omelet.

When it comes to take-away the Japanese prefer sushi rolls. The mainly chooses the small and the large rolls, where the seaweed is on the outside of the roll. The selection is large and the rolls are available with fillings ranging from pickled plum to shiitake mushrooms. Insite out rolls, where the seaweed is inside the roll are not very common in Japan.

On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make several different tasty sushi.

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Would you like Sushi for New Year’s Eve?


Even though there are still a few months to New Year’s Eve. You shouldn’t wait too long to plan dinner for the evening if it is to be homemade.

It is possible to save on dinner on New Year’s Eve by cooking the food yourself. Some would probably say that homemade sushi is not the same as buying sushi.
It depends on where you learned to make sushi. If you learn the techniques behind sushi from a Japanese trained sushi chef, you are well on your way. Because then you can have a few more months to practise to get even better.

Sushi course for beginners is perfect for you who want to make sushi as a starter or a whole dinner. There are advantages to making your own sushi dinner.

You can make sushi exactly as you like with your favorite vegetables and fish.
You know how to get the most for your money when you buy fish from a fishmonger.
You know how to handle fish also in accordance with the Danish Food Agency.
You know which Japanese ingredients are best for sushi.
You know how to make different kinds of sushi, which are suitable for everyday life and parties.

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What kind of sushi do the Japanese prefer to order as take-away?


Well, both nigiri sushi and the large futomaki sushi rolls are popular among the Japanese. When it comes to take-away, many choose sushi rolls. However, it is not just any sushi roll.

There are many people who buy the large futomaki rolls. In the large rolls, there is room for several different types of filling. With just a few futomaki rolls you embrace the entire food pyramid.
Due to the size of the pieces, they are also easy to transport, they do not tip over so easily.

Nirigi sushi is very popular among the Japanese who are interested in eating several different fish during a meal.
Most often, nigiri sushi boxes are sold with 8 pieces of sushi.
3 of the pieces will be with 3 different kinds of fish. One will be with squid.
The last 2 will most often be vegetarian; it can be Japanese omelet and tofu.
A mixed Japanese nigiri box ensures that proteins come from several different sources without compromising on the healthy fish oil.

On the Sushi Course for Beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi that can be enjoyed on a daily basis and on special occasions.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

In Japan, nori seaweed is not only used for sushi!


Japan is surrounded by open sea and, many thousands of years ago, seaweed was considered the most important vegetable. It still does today it is an indispensable ingredient in the Japanese kitchen.

Outside of Japan, most people are familiar with sushi nori. It is a dried type of seaweed that is used in several different ways when making sushi. The seaweed is dried in such a way that vitamins and minerals are retained while still being crisp in texture.

In Japan, sushi nori is not only used for sushi. Sushi nori are used in many different dishes, from large pieces that are added to noodle soups to thin strips that are sprinkled over a salad. There are many options.

On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi with sushi nori.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Enjoy the bright evenings with homemade sushi!


The next many months are the most beautiful period of the year in Europe.
The leaves have sprouted, the weather has become warmer and the bright evenings offer cosiness, lovely food and cool white wine in the garden, on the balcony or in the courtyard.

Sushi is a dish that can be eaten all year round.
On hot summer evenings, it is refreshing to eat tasty food that is not so heavy in the stomach, which embraces the food pyramid and can be enjoyed with white wine and bubbles.

Sushi is a dish which should be enjoyed on weekdays and on weekends. Here, most people will probably think. Yes yes, it will be just too expensive.

I am not talking of buying sushi. I am thinking of homemade sushi, it can do something too.

In the Sushi course for beginners, you will learn the Japanese techniques used to cook perfect sushi rice, prepare fish and vegetables and not least step by step, to make delicious and tasty sushi.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Where to buy black sesame seeds?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
There are more and more people who have noticed black sesame seeds when ordering sushi rolls.

Abroad, black sesame seeds are very common. Several of the Danish sushi restaurants also use black sesame seeds and light sesame seeds mixed together and sprinkled over the sushi rolls.

There is not the big secret behind black sesame seeds. This is not a new variety. It is light sesame seeds that have been colored. Unfortunately, I do not know how they have been colored. Or what has been used to color the sesame seeds.
The taste is the same whether you use light or black sesame seeds.

The reason why some sushi restaurants use a mixture of light and black sesame seeds is because it is decorative and looks great on sushi rolls.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.