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How To Make Delicious Arabian Sushi

I am going to talk about a recipe that is a fusion of Japanese, Arab and American cultures. Sound interesting, does it not? Well, let me spill out the beans, it is Arabian Sushi which is the brainchild of an American Chef who learnt the Japanese way of life and presently resides in Dubai. The presentation is Japanese and the fillings are Arabian.

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Arabian Sushi-


·       3 cups Japanese rice (Nishki or Carlose)
·       ¾ cup water
·       1/3 cup rice vinegar
·       3tbsp sugar
·       1tsp salt
·       8 nori sheets

The fillings can be Middle Eastern as per your preference.

·       Rinse the rice until the water becomes clear. Drain water and keep aside for 20 minutes. Then cook the rice in a cooker and leave it for 15 minutes.

·       Mix rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Put it on low heat until the sugar dissolves. Allow it to cool down.

·       Spread the rice on a large plate and sprinkle the vinegar mixture over it.

·       Center a nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat and wet your hands. Spread a thin layer of rice on the sheet with your hands.

·       Arrange the ingredients of your choice in a line down the middle of the rice. Lift one end of the mat and roll it over the ingredients, pressing gently. Make a complete roll. Repeat with the remaining sheets.

Suggested fillings

·       Shawarma maki- shawarma chicken, cos lettuce, humus, garlic mayonnaise, Arabian pickle, tomatoes.
·       Falafel maki- falafel, cucumbers, tomatoes, tahini pickle, sesame seeds.
·       Beetroot maki; beetroot moutabal, roasted beetroot baton, black sesame seeds, daikon juliennes.

This recipe is taken from The Ritz- Carlton DIFC

Hope you try this recipe and make it more enriching with your creativity.

Enjoy and take care,

Photos courtesy of
Clint Edward Gulf News

Ritz Carlton DIFC


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