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How To Instantly Upgrade Supermarket Sushi



When it comes to supermarket sushi, you can still get that chef-made taste — without paying the restaurant price!

Supermarket Sushi

Supermarket Sushi

Supermarket sushi can be an attractive option when you're craving affordable seafood — but oftentimes, it leaves something to be desired.

Even though it may seem tastier than other pre-prepared meals in the aisle, store-bought sushi falls flat in comparison to what you can get at your local Japanese food joint. After spending several hours in the fridge, the rice tends to harden and the fish no longer tastes as fresh as you want it to.  But with this easy hack, you can still enjoy the flavors of your favorite cuisine without breaking the bank!

The Hack

The Hack

According to a Japanese news source, you can improve the taste of your supermarket sushi using nothing but your microwave. Simply pop it in for about 30 seconds — you might want to lower the power setting so as to not overheat it. The idea is not to cook the fish, but to revive the texture.  

All it takes is half a minute to enhance the flavor of the sushi toppings and make the rice soft and fluffy once again. You might even be able to convince your taste buds that it was made fresh by a master sushi chef!


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  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups cooked sushi rice
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp seasame oil
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • Salt
  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 lb salmon, diced


  1. Combine the rice vinegar and sugar.
  2. Stir though the cooked sushi rice, and with wet hands, shape into balls.
  3. Press the balls into ramekins lined with parchment paper, and press the rice up the sides of the ramekins into cup shapes.
  4. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, combine the soy sauce, cilantro, sesame oil, chili paste and salt in a bowl.
  6. Combine the mango, avocado and salmon.
  7. Pour the soy mixture over the salmon mixture, and stir through until evenly coated.
  8. Remove the rice cups from the refrigerator, and peel off the parchment paper.
  9. Distribute the salmon mixture between the rice cups.
  10. Garnish, serve and enjoy!

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