Maki Sushi Rolls Recipe

Recipe Category: Rice

Maki Sushi Rolls Recipe

Ingredients

  • sushi rice or shari (vinegared rice), room temperature.
  • 5 sheets of nori
  • small bowl of water with a dash of white vinegar in it
  • wasabi paste
  • choice of fillings (fish, vegetables, meat)

Method

  1. A rice cooker can also be used
  2. Cut a sheet of nori crosswise into two pieces if using one filling ingredient, or leave whole if making roll with more than one filling
  3. Cut a sheet of nori crosswise into two pieces if using one filling ingredient, or leave whole if making roll with more than one filling
  4. Place one half of the nori shiny-side down on the surface of the bamboo rolling mat
  5. The rolling mat should be dry and placed on a dry surface such as a cutting board
  6. The rolling mat should be dry and placed on a dry surface such as a cutting board
  7. Moisten your hands in vinegared water and make a loosely formed ball out of about a half of a cup of prepared vinegared rice
  8. Moisten your hands in vinegared water and make a loosely formed ball out of about a half of a cup of prepared vinegared rice
  9. Place the ball on the nori and spread it out carefully without smashing it into the nori
  10. Keep about ½ inch free of rice on the far end
  11. At the end closest to you, dab a thin line of wasabi on the rice then place ingredients on top
  12. Moisten strip of nori not covered with rice at other end
  13. Lift the end of the mat closest to you
  14. Roll by pressing the mat firmly on the nori
  15. Be careful not to roll the mat into the sushi
  16. The nori will stick to itself when the roll is complete
  17. Let the roll rest for a minute or two then slice into even pieces with moistened knife

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