What Is The Best Way To Store Sushi Rolls?

By Jay White

January 28, 2019   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

Sushi is a great combination of healthy food ingredients. Apart from that it’s low in calories, it also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids which can potentially keep your heart healthy. Those acids may lower blood cholesterol level and keep your heart’s normal rhythm.

Of course, moderate intake is the key.

Whether you’ll be having freshly prepared or frozen sushi rolls, you need to know how to keep them. That way, you won’t have to worry about bacteria getting into your food and making you sick.

Different Food Ingredients

Traditionally, sushi rolls were made from the freshly caught fish, crabs or shrimp wrapped in a salty, crispy, sweet and spicy seaweed wrap while the patron looked out over the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese culture is best known for its creative sushi rolls. The modern sushi versions has become very popular.

Sushi rolls can include a wide range of ingredients, but most have rice, vegetables and seafood. Because of the raw fish ingredients, the food should be consumed the same day, if possible. Fish goes bad quickly.

Most sushi rolls only last about 1 day. Thus, if you have any leftover sushi, you should be very careful in storing it. You cannot refreeze it – never refreeze fish or meat. The bacteria will only continue to grow once you thaw it out.

The other problem with sushi is the variety of ingredients. When dry and wet ingredients are stored together, they end up creating a soggy mess. It is similar to cereal in milk kept overnight. For these two reasons you must take the following precautions when storing day-old sushi.

Plastic Wrap and Airtight Container

The best way to store old sushi rolls is to ring out any excess water. Then, wrap the roll tightly in plastic wrap. Seal it to prevent any air from reaching the food.

Finally, place the plastic wrapped sushi roll in an airtight container. The best type is the one you can “burp” to remove any air. Put the container in the refrigerator. The temperature should be just a little above freezing. You should eat the sushi roll within 24 hours to be safe.

Jay White

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