This is a sushi roll where the sticky rice is on the outside and the nori sheet and filling are on the inside. In this particular recipe we are using smoked salmon and green beans, but any filling will do the same job – use whatever you like.
Rolling it up is the same except that you use a piece of plastic food wrap instead of the traditional bamboo mat. As usual, if you make a mess of it, you just eat the evidence. 🙂
3 cups Basic sushi rice (see related recipe)
150g sliced smoked salmon
- Make Basic sushi rice (see related recipe). Cook beans in a saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute or until tender. Rinse under cold water. Drain.
- Place 1 piece of nori on sushi mat. Using damp fingers, spread 1/4 rice over nori.
- Cover rice with plastic wrap. Turn mat over so nori faces up. Slide plastic onto mat, nori-side up. Spread a thin layer of wasabi paste over the surface of the nori. Arrange 1/4 salmon and beans along one edge of the nori. Using mat, roll up firmly to form a roll, moving the plastic film so that it doesn’t get rolled into the roll :). Unroll mat, keeping plastic intact.
- Cut roll into 8 slices. Remove and discard plastic. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 32 pieces. Serve.
This is what the dish should look like at the end of your efforts. If not, then destroy the evidence by eating and try again. 🙂
Note: The brown stuff on the rice is Japanese 5 Spice, but you don’t need this, or can sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over rice before putting on the plastic.