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Sushi!
A tasty snack or meal. You can use the same ingredients i did, or use the things you like... just about anything will work!

Posted by ME! from Arkansas, Arkansas, United States • Published See ME!'s 3 projects »
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  • How to roll maki sushi. Sushi Roll - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies!

  • How to roll maki sushi. Sushi Roll - Step 2
    Step 2

    Thaw your shrimp. If you buy it like this its already cooked... but you dont want it to be frozen, so let it sit for a little while in warm water.

    Its a good idea to get the rice started cooking now too!

  • Step 3

    Prepare your veggies... slice in long thing strips for best results. If anything needs to be cooked do this now.. like saute the mushrooms or cook any other meat your going to use.

    *camera ate the cute little picture of all the sliced veg :-(

  • How to roll maki sushi. Sushi Roll - Step 4
    Step 4

    put rice on the paper and arrange filling long ways across the paper.

    Another CO+K sushi project said to keep a bowl of warm salt water to wet your hands on so the rice doesn't stick... great idea, will do that next time!

    We used the small hand roll sized paper and simply added another sheet to wrap around the finished roll so it would close and look nice. If your using full size paper youll want to only do rice about half way up.

  • How to roll maki sushi. Sushi Roll - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully roll the ends of the paper together... heres where the mat comes in handy. If your rolling by hand make sure you dont smush all the filling out of the ends!

  • How to roll maki sushi. Sushi Roll - Step 6
    Step 6

    Bring the edges together and squeeze gently and evenly to close the roll

  • How to roll maki sushi. Sushi Roll - Step 7
    Step 7

    Successes... Sort of!
    Our rolls were a little overstuffed..or the paper a little short. Either way a second strip of paper (warmed over the rice bowl or wetted a little by hand!) will cover that gap and hold it all together just fine.

  • How to roll maki sushi. Sushi Roll - Step 8
    Step 8

    Slice.

    I found gently sawing with a small serrated knife while taking care not to smush out the ends was the most effective way to cut these... doesn't work like on tv with the big knife and a dramatic *Chop*

  • How to roll maki sushi. Sushi Roll - Step 9
    Step 9

    Accessorise and serve!

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ME!
ME! · Arkansas, Arkansas, US · 3 projects
Cat- A sharp knife is very important. if the knife doesnt work try a straight razor blade to start the cut and get through the paper. Make sure whats in your roll isnt too hard to cut... my first batch was a disaster because i used fresh carrot.. impossible to cut, so i steamed them a tad for the second round and it worked just fine.
Something else that will help is make your roll while the rice is still warm, itll spread easier and the sushi paper will be soft and pliable from the steam. Once you have your long roll let it sit and coll for a bit till the rice is room temperature and the paper is a bit stiffer... makes it easier to saw through. If it still gives you problems you can just cut your roll in half and have big pieces of sushi!
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ME!
ME! · Arkansas, Arkansas, US · 3 projects
fairypants-
Sushi making kits are neat..but they are expensive, here anyway. The ones ive seen come with a mat, chop sitcks a few packets of soy sauce and some powder to mix wasabi. The mat i used in the picture is actually a place mat i bought at the dollar store... be creative and dont waste your money on a kit that isnt worth it.. if your going to spend that sort of money on your project spend it on higher quality ingredients, not pre packed kits! Your taste buds will thank you!!!
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1426 projects
Yum, I love sushi. I tried making my own last night but it all seemed to fall apart when I tried to cut the strips in to slices. Do you have any tips or do you think my knife just wasn't sharp enough? Happy
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queenfairypants
queenfairypants · Manchester, England, GB · 75 projects
Cool! I really want a sushi making kit and the how to will help me so much!

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