How to Make Sushi - How to Make Sushi Rolls - (Thin Roll Out-Thin Roll Thick Roll Out-Thick Roll Ship Roll Hand Roll)
How to Make
Sushi Rolls (3)
How to Make
Thick Rolls (Futomaki)
Face the shiny side of the nori down, and the length (the longer side)
of the nori facing you.
Apply the sushi rice as so. Leave about an 1/2 inch of open strip on
the top. The thickness
of the rice should be about half an inch.
Notice the small wall on the edge of the sushi rice on the edge of the
should be about 1/2 inch thick and 1/2 inch high . This area
of nori on the top, so the cut section of the sushi roll
will have the
nori shaped as a
circle and not a helix or a pattern like the number '6' or '9'.
Place the ingredient(s) spread
out widely as possible on the sushi rice.
Roll the sushi with the sushi mat. There are two steps of gripping involed in rolling
sushi. First, merge
both ends of the sushi rice and tuck in the tip of the sushi rice over
the open strip of nori and grip lightly. (See How to Make Thin Sushi Rolls (image 6) for
the position of the sushi roll and the sushi mat for this first grip. Release and flatten out the
sushi mat with the sushi roll remaining on it. Now "roll" (by pushing) the sushi roll away
from you on the opened sushi mat so the remaining open strip of nori faces down. Once
again, use the sushi mat and grip tightly (right image).
Let the sushi roll rest on the remaining nori strip so it seals. Wet
slice into 8 pieces.
Also see: Sushi Roll Recipes