Not too long ago a sushi craze took over the blogosfphere. I saw many posts on how to make my own sushi and that made me crave it so so much (I’m looking at you Ibbs & Emily!)
Now, as much as I love sushi, l wanted to make Temaki’s.
While in London people stop for greasy fried chicken and garlicky kebabs after a drunken night out, in my home town in Brazil people went for Temaki’s. They even have designated shops that just sell this delicious (and healthy) hand roll!
As much as I love going out for sushi and temaki, making my own just brought it to a whole new level. I felt quite smug that I was able to achieve the cone shape (as you can see, I’m easily pleased).
While I in no way claim to be a pro-sushi maker, I have to say these turned out really really good. I made them as a packed lunch to take to work and spent the entire morning counting down the minutes until I could eat them! To be fair, I get that quite often with my packed lunches…
It’s also a great way to use up leftovers! I didn’t have to cook anything I didn’t already have stashed away in Tupperware in the dark corners of my fridge.
Oh ye, I’ve started meal prepping now! Have I not told you? I’m converted.
Anywho. Since I did not have any cooked fish at this occasion, it’s a pure veggie roll, but if you’re a meat-eater, then simply add whatever form of protein you like! Also, those nori sheets? Always good to have handy. You can add to salads or use as low-carb wrap option.
To make 4 rolls, you will need:
Hold your nori sheet with one hand. With the other, scoop up a ball of rice and spread it on your roll. Layer on your other ingredients, and roll*! To bind the side, simply dip your finger in water and run it along the corner.
*Fold the bottom left corner to the top right. Roll your temaki to the right tightly until it is snugly bound and a cone is formed.
I didn’t have any wasabi lying about, but I definitely urge you to add some – if you like it spicy of course! It never ends well when someone has a bit too much wasabi in their mouth. Never.