How to Make Sushi Rolls Easily!

How to Make Sushi Rolls Easily!

Did you know that making delicious sushi rolls (called makizushi in Japan) at home is totally achievable, AND saves you lots of money compared to eating out? And thanks to the Sushinoko Instant Sushi Seasoning, it all just got easier. A best-selling Japanese grocery store classic since 1963, this is a powdered vinegar seasoning free of MSG, additives and gluten. Just mix with your rice, grab your favorite fillings, and start rolling! (We've got all the tools you'll need here)
Ready to start? We’ll show you how to make delicious salmon rolls and California rolls yourself. Check out the video, and cooking instructions below.


Serving: 16 sushi roll slices (8 Salmon roll slices, 8 California roll slices)

Salmon Rolls

  • 7 oz (200grams)  Sushi-grade salmon
  • ½ Persion/Japanese Cucumber

California Rolls

  • 4 Imitation Crab sticks
  • ¼  Avocado
  • ½ Persian/Japanese Cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon White Sesame

For serving

  • Soy sauce
  • Wasabi
  • Gari (pickled ginger)
  • Chopsticks



Making Sushi Rice
1. Cook Japanese short-grain rice
2. Once rice is cooked, transfer to sushi oke (or a large bowl)

3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of Sushinoko Sushi Seasoning over cooked rice
4. Mix thoroughly using rice paddle.

5. Taste, and add more Sushinoko Sushi Seasoning if you would like. 
6. Leave rice to cool while preparing filling ingredients. Cut cucumbers, remove seeds, and slice into strips. Cut salmon, imitation crab, and avocado into strips. (You can wait to cut avocado until right before using to prevent browning). 

Prepped sushi ingredientsSalmon rolls
7. Place a sheet of nori seaweed on sushi roller

8. Spread a layer of rice on the nori.
9. Place slices of salmon and cucumber on the rice.
Salmon Sushi Roller
Roll using the sushi roller. 
Sushi roller
California rolls
Place plastic wrap on sushi roller and spread rice onto plastic wrap. 

12. Place a sheet of nori seaweed on top of rice.

13. Place slices of imitation crab, cucumber on the nori seaweed.

Spread mayonnaise on the fillings and top off with avocado
Making California Roll
Roll with the sushi roller.
Making California roll
16. Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle with white sesame
Sprinkling white sesame on california rolls
Slice rolls.
Slicing sushi rolls
18. Serve immediately and enjoy with soy sauce and wasabi! For an elegant way to display your sushi creations, we recommend the Hinoki Wood Sushi Bar Set.

P.S Ready to try making more kinds of sushi? Try making "Oshizushi" pressed sushi with our sushi molds!

Want more rice recipes? Check out our tutorial for making onigiri!

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