‘Maki-zushi’ (Sushi Roll) is made by wrapping up Sushi Rice and Fillings with Nori (Seaweed Sheet). ‘Ura (the reverse side) Maki-zushi’ is made by wrapping up Nori and Fillings with Sushi Rice. You need plastic food wrap as well as ‘Makisu’ (bamboo mat) to make these Inside-out Sushi Rolls.


Sushi Rice
Nori (Seaweed Sheets)

Filling Suggestions

Cucumber & Wasabi
Carrot (cooked in salted water)
Canned Tuna and Japanese Mayonnaise
Boiled Prawns
Takuan (Japanese Pickled Daikon)
Unagi Kabayaki (Grilled & Seasoned Eel)
Radish Sprouts
Smoked Salmon
Fresh Sashimi
Chicken Teriyaki
*Today I used Carrot, Cucumber, Omelette and Kanpyō

How To Roll
  1. Place a sheet of Nori on Makisu (bamboo mat). Spread out cooled Sushi Rice on the Nori sheet evenly. You may wish to sprinkle with some Toasted Sesame Seeds or finely chopped herbs over the rice.
  2. Place a sheet of plastic food wrap on the Sushi Rice and gently press down. Flip over so that Nori is facing upward, and place on the Makisu (bamboo mat).
  3. Place some filling on the Nori, then start to roll. Lift the nearest end of Makisu and fold over the filling, and roll tightly forward to the end, peeling off the plastic food wrap from the rice. Tightly wrap the sushi roll with the plastic food wrap.
  4. Cut the sushi roll wrapped in the plastic food wrap with a sharp knife into bite sized pieces. The knife becomes very sticky, so you need to wipe it frequently with a wet cloth or paper towel. *Tips: Slightly wet the knife makes cutting a lot easier.
  5. Remove the plastic wrap from sushi pieces, and arrange them on a serving plate.
  6. It is much easier to make thin Maki-zushi rolls than thick ones. To do this, you may have to cut your Nori sheets in half, and use one filling for each roll.