How to Roll Sushi

24 Jul 2013
By Ahlanlive.com

Make chicken teriyaki maki like a pro with these easy steps from Chez Sushi

MAKES 1

 

INGREDIENTS

Sushi rice

1 nori sheet

1 spring onion, finely chopped

½ small chicken breast

Soy sauce, to taste

Sweet mirin, to taste

Sugar, to taste 

Mixed salad leaves

½ small cucumber, sliced lengthways

Sesame oil

FOR THE SUSHI RICE

2 cups rice

2 tbsp vinegar

2 to 3 tbsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

 

METHOD

1. To make the sushi rice: boil the rice with the vinegar, salt and sugar until cooked through and slightly sticky. A rice cooker is best. Set aside to cool. 

2. To prepare the teriyaki chicken: slice the chicken breast and marinate it in a mix of soy sauce, sweet mirin and a pinch of sugar for a couple of hours in the fridge, then cook in a frying pan over medium heat. Set aside to cool.

 

STEP ONE  

Spread the rice evenly onto a nori sheet and press down into a compact layer.

 

STEP TWO

Sprinkle with finely chopped spring onions and turn over.

 

STEP THREE

Top with the mixed salad greens, chicken and cucumber, and drizzle with sesame oil.

 

STEP FOUR

Roll using your sushi mat to retain the cylindrical shape and press down to seal the edges.

 

STEP FIVE

Wet your knife to prevent sticking and slice into even pieces, discarding the ends.