|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 2g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 37g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 5g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||5%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Sushi is any dish that consists of vinegared rice ("sushi rice") combined with other ingredients such as seafood and vegetables. When the sushi rice is wrapped in nori (seaweed) and rolled, it is a sushi roll.
Sushi rolls or hosomaki are basic but popular in Japan. Hoso means "thin," and maki means "roll." We say “thin” because there are also thick rolls, which are called futomaki. Due to the simplicity of ingredients and cooking technique, traditional edo-style sushi rolls, or hosomaki, consist of one main ingredient and are usually wrapped with nori on the outside. Hosomaki is suitable for home cooking as well as restaurant food.
The two most popular hosomaki are tekkamaki (tuna rolls), and kappamaki (cucumber rolls). Tekkamaki uses raw tuna, which has a pretty red color against white rice. The name tekka, "hot iron," is said to come from this color. You only need a little bit of fish for each roll.
Hosomaki are much easier to roll than thick sushi rolls, so they are perfect for practicing before you move on to sushi rolls like California rolls and dragon rolls. You may need a couple of times to practice rolling, but you’ll get the hang of it. We recommend you have extra rice and fillings to experiment and have fun making them.
4 sheets nori
4 ounces sushi-grade tuna
6 cups prepared sushi rice
Soy sauce and wasabi, for serving
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Cut nori in half to 4 x 7 1/2 inches.
Cut tuna into thin, long sticks—1/2 inch thick and 7 1/2 inches long.
Put bamboo sushi mat flat on work surface with bamboo slats left to right, so you can roll mat away from you.
Put a nori sheet on top of the bamboo mat (makisu) with one of the seaweed's long sides close to the front edge of the mat (the edge near you).
Spread about 3/4 cup of sushi rice on top of nori sheet.
Place tuna horizontally on rice.
Roll up bamboo mat, pressing forward to shape sushi into a cylinder. Roll from the front end of the mat, guiding with the sushi mat toward the other end.
Tighten rolls like roll cakes, pulling the mat to tighten and pressing the bamboo mat firmly.
Remove roll from mat.
Repeat until all rolls are made.
Wipe a knife with a wet cloth before slicing sushi. Cut rolled sushi into bite-sized pieces. Serve right away with soy sauce and wasabi.
How much sushi is enough for one person?
A good guideline for the amount of sushi needed per person is six pieces, or one roll, per person.
Why do sushi rolls fall apart?
When sushi rolls fall or break apart, it's usually due to putting too much rice and fillings in the nori. Also, double-check to make sure your nori is in one piece and doesn't have breaks in it.