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Temaki Sushi (Hand Roll)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: sashimi, sushi roll
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Temaki Sushi
Author: Nami
Make sushi at home with simple hand rolled sushi called Temaki Sushi. Everyone in the family (or at the party) will have fun rolling the nori sheets around sushi rice and their favorite fillings!


For Fillings:


  1. Gather all the ingredients.

    Temaki Sushi Ingredients
  2. If your raw fish comes as a block, slice the raw fish into long sticks. Or you can ask a fish monger at a Japanese grocery store to cut the raw fish for Temaki Sushi. They will cut fish into long sticks, instead of sashimi-style cut.
    Temaki Sushi 1
  3. Cut nori in half.
    Temaki Sushi 2
  4. Before you start, make sure your hands are dry in order to keep nori dry and crispy. Place the seaweed on the palm of your hand (shiny side down) and put a thin layer of rice on left third of nori.
    Temaki Sushi 3
  5. Place fillings (shiso leaf, cucumber, raw fish and daikon radish sprouts) vertically across middle of middle of the rice.
    Temaki Sushi 4
  6. Fold the bottom left corner of nori over and begin folding into cone shape.
    Temaki Sushi 5
  7. Keep rolling until cone is formed. Put a piece of rice at the bottom right corner to use as glue and close tightly. Continue with the other half of the nori.
    Temaki Sushi 6
  8. Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce as condiments.

Recipe Notes

Cook Time/Prep Time: This does not include the time to prepare sushi rice.

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