Cooking Tips : How to Roll Sushi

Uploaded by cookingguide on 27.10.2008

To make a sushi roll first you need to start off with some ingredients. You want to make
sure that you have your seaweed, your filling, your rice, a bowl of water, and a towel ready
to go. And you should also have a bamboo roller covered in plastic wrap. The plastic wrap
will help keep everything from sticking to it. First we are going to put down our seaweed
wrap and the way you can tell between a good piece of seaweed is darker a color it is the
better quality it is. Okay, next I am going to take some rice and the rice should be sticky
rice. You want to make sure that you do make the sushi rice. It does make a big difference.
And I am just going to press it into my seaweed. And because it is sticky that is what your
bowl of water is for. You are just going to rinse your fingers off, grab more rice, and
press it in. Okay, once you have your rice all put together you want to make sure that
you do leave a little bit of space right here so when we roll it up it has something to
stick to. Next I am going to add my fillings into the roll. And here we are just going
to do a very simple cucumber roll. Okay, now it is time to roll. So what I am going to
do is I am going to take my bamboo mat and I am going to use that to fold over my roll.
From here you are going to use your bamboo mat and pull it tightly as you roll it. Once
you have the first roll you are just going to use your bamboo mat to continue to roll.
As you roll make sure each time that you are pressing tightly so that everything holds
And that is your sushi roll. From here to make sure you get even cuts what you want
to do is first cut it right down the middle. And to have even pieces from there go ahead
and take that and we are going to cut it down the middle again. From here you can continue
to cut to desired thickness. And that is how you make a sushi roll.