How to Make a Sushi Roll

Sushi rolls used to be expensive delicacies for fancy parties only. Now they're for everything from weddings to midnight snacks. Here is a fun way to make the little Japanese sushi rolls everyone loves!

Ingredients

  • Several sheets of Yaki Nori (dried seaweed)
  • A bag of short grain sushi rice
  • Vegetables such as cucumber or carrot - feel free to get creative and use new types of vegetables
  • Fish of some sort, such as tuna, salmon; or, if preferred, you can use steak or chicken
  • Mirin (rice wine)
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame seeds (for inside out sushi)

Steps

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    Cook your rice in your rice cooker. Most packages of nori have instructions for seasoning.
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    Chop and prepare your vegetables and fish.
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    Put the nori on the bamboo mat shiny side down.
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    Remove the rice from the rice cooker and put it into a bowl.
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    Add seasoned rice vinegar to moisten the rice (but not too wet).
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    Wet your hands, then spread the rice on the nori leaving about an inch of nori without rice at the top.
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    With your thumb make a line in the middle of rice.
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    Fill in the gap with your chosen ingredients.
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    Roll the sushi with the bamboo mat.
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    Wet your knife then cut the roll into the desired size.
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    Enjoy!

Steps For Inside-Out Sushi

  1. Cook your rice in your rice cooker. Most packages of nori have instructions for seasoning.
  2. Chop and prepare your vegetables and fish.
  3. Put the nori on the bamboo mat, shiny side down.
  4. Remove the rice from the rice cooker, put it into a bowl.
  5. Spread the rice on the nori then flip it over.
  6. Place your filling on the bottom of the nori.
  7. Roll the sushi, then cut into the desired length. Now enjoy!


Tips

  • Remember to wet your hands often to avoid getting rice stuck to your hands
  • Remember to wash your hands.

Warnings

  • Consumption of raw fish may cause food-borne diseases.
  • Be careful when cutting your sushi roll.

Things You'll Need

  • A rice cooker
  • A bamboo sushi mat
  • A bowl of water
  • A knife


Article Info

Categories: Sushi