Many supermarket stores in the area I live started to sell Sushi Rolls. They actually have sushi making kitchen in the stores. Those Sushi Rolls are very tempting. The other day I saw Crispy Chicken Sushi Rolls. Believe it or not, I have never bought such Sushi Rolls as I always prefer Seafood ones. The Crispy Chicken Sushi Rolls were very expensive and I didn’t buy any. So, I decided to make them by myself. I made these Sushi Rolls with Chicken ‘Katsu’ and Teriyaki Sauce. They were so good and it was hard to stop eating them.
5 to 6 Rolls
3 cups (180ml cup) Short Grain Sushi Rice
72 ml Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon Salt
5 to 6 sheets Nori
Cucumber, Lettuce OR Avocado, etc.
400 to 500g Chicken Breast Fillets
Salt and Pepper as required
Plain Flour as required
Panko Breadcrumbs as required
Oil for frying
*Note: You can use store-bought Chicken Schnitzel.
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 tablespoon Mirin
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Water
1 teaspoon Potato Starch OR Corn Starch
Make Sushi Rice
- Wash Rice and cook as normal. Allow it to steam for 10 minutes.
- Make Sushi Vinegar by mixing Rice Vinegar, Sugar and Salt. Pour it over the HOT rice in the pot, then empty it into a large mixing bowl.
- Mix it well gently and thoroughly, fanning the Rice with a fan or piece of cardboard to help the rice cool quickly. Cover with a damp cloth to stop the rice drying out.
- To make Chicken ‘Katsu’, slice Chicken Breast Fillets in half and make them even thickness by flattening the thick parts using a meat mullet or something.
- Sprinkle some Salt and Pepper over and coat with Flour. Then dip in beaten Egg and finally coat with Panko Breadcrumbs. Fry until cooked through and golden.
- Place Teriyaki Sauce ingredients in a small heat-proof bowl, mix well, bring to the boil in the microwave, then mix it well.
- Thinly spread Teriyaki Sauce over Chicken ‘Katsu, then cut into 15mm thick strips.
- Cut the additional vegetables into sticks OR strips that are easy to roll.
How To Roll
- Place a sheet of Nori on Makisu (bamboo mat) . You can try with Plastic Food Wrap or Foil if you don’t have Makisu.
- Spread out cooled Sushi Rice on the Nori sheet. You need to leave some empty space at the end.
- Place some Chicken strips and vegetable, then start to roll. Lift the nearest end of Makisu and fold over rice and filling, matching the end of the spread Rice to the other end, then press. Pull the Makisu end up and roll it, pressing it a couple of times.
- Cut into bite sized pieces with a sharp knife. The knife becomes very sticky, so you need to wipe it frequently with a wet cloth or paper towel.