No14 [Cooking] Ura-maki (Roll sushi)










Ura-maki (Roll sushi)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make your own sushi at home? It is easier than you think. Ura-maki is a type of sushi roll, a medium sized cylindrical piece with one or more fillings. Ura-maki means “inside-out roll” and as the name suggests the seaweed is rolled inside with the ingredients and a layer of rice is on the outside. It can be made with any fillings of your choice, the most popular being tuna, salmon, crabmeat, avocado and cucumber.

For 6 pieces of Ura-maki
– Yutaka sushi rice
– 1/2 yutaka sushi nori (seaweed)
– A 20cm strip of fresh sushi grade salmon
– 2 avocado slices
– 1tbs toasted sesame seeds
– Yutaka wasabi paste
– sushi rolling mat

How to prepare:
1. Cover the rolling mat with the cling film. This will prevent the rice from sticking to the mat. Place a nori sheet on the mat.
2. Spread the rice evenly on top of the nori. Sprinkle over toasted sesame seeds and quickly turn on the sheet.
3. Place strips of fresh salmon and 2 slices of avocado in the middle of the nori. You need to have an equal amount of filling over the whole length of the roll. Add a little wasabi paste to your liking.
4. Position your thumbs under the edge of the mat closest to you and start lifting it. While folding the mat, hold the ingredients with your fingers to make them stay in the centre. Finish rolling and squeeze the roll to form a tube shape.
5. Put the roll on the cutting board and cut it in half first. Put the two halves together and cut them into 3 pieces, making 6 pieces of sushi roll in total.