Let's make sushi tonight! This is a great hands on dinner project that everyone no matter what age can get involved in!
Start out by making a big pot of sticky sushi rice, by following the directions on the bag you have. Once the rice is cooked gently toss it with 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar per cup of uncooked rice.
Prepare the vegetables, put the soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger in little bowls on the table. In front of each place-setting put a bamboo mat and a bowl of warm water. Have a roll of wax paper or plastic wrap ready. And let the fun begin!
Gather everyone at the table. Cover a bamboo rolling mat with wax paper or plastic wrap. Lay 1 sheet of nori, shiny side down, on each mat. Now everyone can wet their fingers with water (to prevent the rice from sticking) and gently spread about 2/3 cup of the rice evenly all over the nori, except leaving an inch of the far end of nori bare.
Place a thin row of vegetables across the middle of the rice patch. Sprinkle the rice with sesame seeds. If you like wasabi put a little smear of it along the middle as well.
Grab the edge of the mat closest to you, keeping the fillings in place with your fingers, and roll it into a tight roll, using the mat to shape the cylinder. Pull away the mat. Cut each roll with a serrated knife into 6 pieces.
Dip into the soy sauce, add a little wasabi pop it in your mouth!