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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Homemade Sushi Rolls - Hosomaki

Sushi rolls have always been my nephews' favourite and is a long outstanding request which I couldn't fulfil until now.

There are various types of sushi rolls and it is impossible to make all at a time unless you want a variety.  If  so, the quantity required of each ingredient is very small.  This is the simplest sushi roll even for a beginner.  It may not be as delicate as those made by the sushi chefs but should be satisfying cos' it is really economical to make your own and you can choose the fillings you prefer.

Hosomaki are thin sushi rolls with 1 or 2 fillings.  They can be vegetarian or have some seafood fillings such as crab meat strips, canned tuna or fresh salmon.  Most common Hosomaki are Tekkamaki [tuna filling] and Kappamaki [cucumber/zuchini strips].
Ingredients for Filling
1 Zuchini - washed, seeds removed and cut strips
some crab meat sticks - steamed for 10 minutes - set aside to cool
1-2 eggs mix with salt to taste - fried into a thick omelette and cut thick strips
1 packet Nori seaweed sheets - 10 sheets in a pack
sushi mat [if you have it] or cling wrap
Notes: you can choose any combination of filling or use canned tuna [drain of the liquids]

Mayonnaise Paste
mayonnaise mix with some condensed milk and lime juice - transfer to a piping bag [tied up] refrigerate until required
  1. Cut a piece of nori sheet into half.  Place it over a sushi mat.  Spread a very thin layer   of sushi rice over the nori sheet.  Leave about 1/2" at the end of the nori sheet  without rice.  
  2. Place a strip of zuchini and a strip of carrot [you can omit the carrot].  Pipe some mayonnaise over the zuchini strip.
  3. Roll up sushi roll using the sushi mat and press tight as you roll.  Make sure the sushi rice is well sealed into a firm roll.
  4. Do the same until the rice is used up.  Slice sushi rolls [clean and wipe the knife dry if rice sticks to it as you cut] before serving.


Esther@thefussfreechef said...

Hi Kimmy, its so much cheaper to make your own isnt it. My son loves sushi, so just last week we made a big batch of sushi at home together and it was a lot of fun, although a lot of preparation on my part too!

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I love sushi! But I think I will continue to eat from restaurant :) At home quite hard to make many varieties. Saw your sushi vinegar recipe and realise that it is so easy. No need to buy the ready made one.

kimmy said...

Hi Esther, another friend also made sushi rolls for her kids over the weekend but she spent quite a sum cos' she bought all the ready made filling ingredients and a very expensive rice.

kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, we used to get complimentary vouchers from SK's boss to enjoy sushi at their outlets. Make lah and share with us,lol...

Jeannie Tay said...

Very hard working of you, so much work but must worth the effort to see your family enjoying it huh!

Gloria Baker said...

look really delicious!!

kimmy said...

Hi Jeannie, yes it's worth the effort when I see the ppl enjoying. Probably will be making them soon cos' I have still 6 kg of the rice.

kimmy said...

Hi Gloria, must be yummy cos' my nephews and neighbours finished them very soon.

mui mui said...

Hi Kimmy,
I love homemade sushi because we can decide what type of filling we like to wrap in. Another thing is that is it so much cheaper :)
Yours looks super yummy!

kimmy said...

Hi Mui Mui, saw this at a food court. They were sold at RM 3 for 4 pieces with only a single filling either zuchini, egg or crab meat stick.

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