How to Roll Sushi
Making your own sushi at home is a fun and easy task! Sushi is a Japanese treat that comes in all shapes and sizes with a huge variety of ingredients, but the most recognisable form is as Makizushi - maki means "to roll" and zushi meaning sushi, or vinegared or soured rice.
Sushi originally comes from somewhere along the Mekong river in south-east Asia but spread to Japan by the end of the Yayoi period in the second century CE. By the time of the Ashikaga shogunate, sushi became a staple Japanese food and has remained as such ever since. The wide variety of different tasty recipes has meant there are thousands of different types and flavours available to those who are willing to try new food.
As we’ve talked about in our ultimate guide to sushi, sushi nowadays is made with a wide variety of ingredients and styles. Thinner sushi rolls are known as hosomaki, typically containing only one filling ingredient; by contrast, futomaki are fatter sushi rolls containing multiple ingredients to bring out delicious flavours combinations. Some sushi is made with sashimi, raw fish, though some sushi uses smoked salmon (Seattle roll), deep fried (tempura sushi), with vegetarian options, or with meat like beef.
You can roll your own sushi in five steps:
Place Down Your Roll
Add Your Ingredients
Squeeze Your Sushi
Roll Your Sushi
Cut and Eat!
How has sushi rolling gone for you? Let us know in the comments below or get in touch on social media! And if you need any ingredients, take a look at our Japanese supermarket online – we have a wide variety of high quality ingredients to suit your needs.