after reading a few tutorials and watching some videos on how to roll sushi, i got overly confident and bought a sushi mat (which proceeded to sit in the back of a drawer in our kitchen until i found it this past weekend). i failed miserably at my first attempt, but luckily, sushi tastes just as good out of a bowl as it does in those neat little pieces.
as you can see, my second attempt was more successful. i used brown rice as the base and cilantro, avocado, and cucumber for the filling. now that i've "conquered" sushi, i want to experiment with different fillings, like smoked salmon and cream cheese!