Japanese Sushi Rolls

I have already posted a recipe explaining how to make vegetable sushi rolls.

Rolls are very easy and can be prepared with a variety of ingredients: fish, vegetables,  eggs. They can be thin  (hosomaki)with one or 2 ingredients, or thick (futomaki) with 3 or 4 ingredients.

Today I am going to show you how to prepare the hosomaki rolls (the thin one) by combining together salmon, tamago, crab and Eel.

Ingredients 材料:

  • Sushi Rice – 寿司米饭
  • Salmon – 三文鱼
  • Crab – 蟹肉
  • Broiled Eel – 烤鳗鱼
  • Tamago – 蛋卷
  • Nori (dried seaweed) – 紫菜(干的海苔)
  • Mayonnaise – 蛋黄酱

Put a Nori sheet on top of bamboo mat. Spread the sushi rice on top of the Nori sheets (get your hands wet so the rice wont stick on your fingers). 在紫菜片上铺入寿司饭(湿润双手,以至不让米饭沾到手指)。

Place 1 tbsp of mayonnaise lengthwise on the rice.纵向地搽上一茶匙蛋黄酱于米饭上

Place the crab and tamago. 再放入蟹肉,甜蛋卷.

Roll up the bamboo mat pressing with your finger from the center towards the end of the roll. Press the bamboo mat firmly. 将竹席卷起,双手手指同时也要轻力按压住中间,卷到底即可。然后压紧实竹席。

Cut off the edges then further into bite-sized pieces. 将两边切掉之后,再将其切成一口大小的小件即可。

Do the same with eel and tamago (without mayonnaise this time)


Or just with salmon 或者只用三文鱼。

On the nutritional standpoint, sushi is a very healthy food:

Salmon Roll (4 pieces):

  • Calories: 204
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Protein: 7.4 g

Eel Roll (4 pieces):

  • Calories: 232
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Protein: 10 g

Crab Roll (4 peaces):

  • Calories: 200
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g

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