How to Make a Sushi Roll at Home

How to Make a Sushi Roll at Home

I discovered sushi few years ago. I was at a friend’s birthday party and she had a beautiful display ! I am not a fan of raw fish but the display was so good that I was tempted to try one. It was a real treat. I ate 5 in a row!  I  had to limit myself . I did not want to break any party etiquette. The next day, I checked all the sushi restaurants in my area and started testing them. We eat this dish at least once a week. I always admire the person who prepares them. I find it is an art that requires patience! I don’t have those skills (or at least I thought so). Until one day, again in a party, I stumbled on another fan. I was so excited to talk with him. I asked him if we can make them easily at home. He said yes and wrote down the step by step. I prepared them the next day. I am lucky enough to have a grocery store who has all the ingredients needed to  prepare this delicious recipe.

Ingredients to make sushi

For the Rice

  • 1 cup of Sushi Rice. You cannot use your regular rice.
  • 3 tablespoon of Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • Dried seaweed (also known as nori)


  • ¼ tuna. You can use salmon, cooked shrimp.
  • Vegetables: cucumbers, carrots, avocados. Cut them into thin long stripes


  • Patience!
  • How to Make a Sushi Roll at Home


    • Cook rice
    • Heat vinegar in microwave for few seconds
    • Mix sugar and vinegar
    • Combine vinegar mixture with rice
    • Put the rolling mat on an even surface.
    • Put the nori sheet on the the rolling mat.
    • Spread rice on the nori sheet, covering ⅔ of the sheet.
    • Place the filling in the center
    • Roll the sheet with the help of the mat. This is the hardest part. I screwed the first ones because I put too much rice, too much filling!! You need to roll slowly, gently squeezing the roll.
    • Open the mat and take out the roll
    • Cut into small pieces. I serve with Wasabi sauce or Soy sauce.
  • How to Make a Sushi Roll at Home

This recipe is very easy. You can serve it as an appetizer in a party, or as a main meal if you make many rolls! The first rolls may not come as good looking as you want but the more you practice, the better the outcome will be. I should have started making them years before. It takes maximum 30 minutes to prepare this recipe.

 What’s your favorite Sushi Roll?

original source of the recipe: unknown

11 thoughts on “How to Make a Sushi Roll at Home”

  1. To make them easier to cut you need a very sharp knife and to wipe off/clean off the knife after each cut. Also if you don’t have a mat, seran wrap (sp?) works well too! Just thought I’d share.

  2. Oh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE sushi. The one time I tried making it, it was a disaster, but it was really hard to find recipes that were helpful back then (prob a decade ago now, lol.) It seems easier to find all the ingredients these days, I should probably try again (salivating at the thought of sushi for dinner, lol.)

  3. I love sushi rolls, but have never learned to do them myself at home, I’ve always wanted to though, I’m glad I came across your post

    1. I have lots of sushi shops around. But I find it is expensive. I have a tween who can 10 on a row so making them at home is budget friendly.

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