Temaki Sushi

Diy Hand-Rolled Sushi

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Serves:

    4–6

Appears in

Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

  • About
Preparation: 30 Minutes

This is a fantastic way to share food with your friends and family. All you need to do is prepare plenty of sushi rice and purchase the best-quality ingredients you can afford. There’s no hard work involved, yet it’s an impressive meal, and people love making their own sushi.

Ingredients

Fresh

  • 2 quantities of cooked Sushi Rice, cooled to room temperature
  • 600–800 g (1 lb 5 oz1 lb 12 oz) mixture of your favourite sashimiyellowtail, salmon, sea bream, tuna or cured mackerel fillets, boiled prawns (shrimp), crab and salmon caviar are all good options (for cutting sashimi)
  • ½ cucumber, cut into thin strips
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • shiso (perilla) leaves or baby cress, to serve

Pantry

  • 2 nori sheets, cut into quarters
  • wasabi and soy sauce, to serve

Method

Have a nori sheet in your hand and put 2 tablespoons sushi rice on top. Top with 2–3 fillings, such as salmon, avocado and shiso.

Wrap the nori around the rice and filling to form a cornet shape, or simply fold it in half.

Dip the sushi into some soy sauce, then pop it into your mouth and repeat!

There are no strict rules on what to use for fillings. Be creative and make your own favourite combinations: tuna mayonnaise, Miso Pork, Teriyaki Chicken and Rolled Omelette are all child-friendly options. Thin strips of Teriyaki Tofu Steak is a great option for vegetarians.