For the last few days, I had been craving sushi. We had just moved into a new area and I had finally busted out my sushi making kit. Sushi making is a skill and an art. I think I have a ways to go in mastering this skill, with that said however, I think my maki roll turned out great. The real crab meat was definitely much better than the imitation crab that is often used.
1 cup cooked rice
2.5 tbsp of rice vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp dashi
1 nori sheet cut in half
1/4 cucumber sliced lengthwise and thinly
1 tbsp Japanese mayo
60 grams crab meat
To make the rice: combine rice vinegar, sugar, salt and dashi with rice then cover with cloth until ready to assemble sushi
To make the crab mixture: combine mayo with the drained crab meat
Assemble: press half the portion of rice onto nori sheet. flip over, add half of the cucumber and crab meat and a quarter of the avocado. roll the sushi on a bamboo mat. for the other avocado quarter, cut thinly and place at the seam of the roll. press and roll again. cut with a sharp knife.
makes: two rolls -one for yourself and one to share!
calories: 450 per roll