Philadelphia Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/116/297134999_a7d7f4de6d_o.jpg" alt="Philadelphia Roll" /> </span> <p>I first tried this roll at a sushi restaurant called Maki Maki, although it can probably be found at most sushi restaurants. </p>

Inari-zushi

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/102/294376933_3dc6ae5963_o.jpg" alt="Inari-zushi, topped with tamago and green onion" /> </span> <p>Inari-zushi is a packet of fried bean curd, filled with rice. It tastes better than it sounds, I swear! :) This was the only type of sushi that I ate all throughout my childhood, up until I was a teenager. Children generally love inari-zushi, as can be seen by the abundance of names that kids have for them. A

Firecracker Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/106/292873259_1f375f3869_o.jpg" alt="Firecracker Roll" /> </span> <p>This roll is like a little explosion in your mouth. Red bell pepper gives a little spicy crunch, while the cream cheese and cilantro cool it down.</p>

Crunchy Shrimp Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/84/282011044_60740d5d77_o.jpg" alt="Crunchy Shrimp Roll" /> </span> <p>I love, love, LOVE this roll! This is probably my favorite type of sushi ever.</p>

New Zealand Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/103/282013132_19b52f6559_o.jpg" alt="New Zealand Roll" /> </span> <p>The New Zealand Roll is similar to the <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2006/10/31/california-roll/">California Roll</a>. The only differences are that the roll is made with the <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2006/10/21/sumeshi/">sumeshi</a> on the outside and covered with <a href="http://sushiday.com/glossary#kiwi">kiwifruit</a> slices. </p>

California Roll

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/106/282006099_4d406dd06c_o.jpg" alt="California rolls" /> </span> <p>California Rolls are the most popular and most well known sushi rolls in the United States. The California Roll isn't exactly a traditional roll, but I am by no means a sushi traditionalist - I love them!</p>

Kappa Maki

Kappa Maki

This is by far the easiest sushi roll to make. Not only is it vegetarian, it is also vegan, so just about anyone can eat it! Makes 6 rolls, or 36-48 pieces. Ingredients 6 sheets of nori 3 cups of sumeshi 1 medium cucumber Cooking Directions Cook sushi rice. Wash cucumber thoroughly. If desired, peel

How to Roll Maki Sushi

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/107/282013138_2e733663b0_o.jpg" alt="Placing the fillings on the nori" /> </span> <p>It takes a bit of practice to roll sushi perfectly, so don't worry if you don't get it right on the first try. (I sure didn't!) Just keep trying, and keep in mind - even if they don't look great, they are still edible! Mistakes taste just as good as perfectly rolled sushi.

Preparing the Rolling Mat

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/1/116/281988784_d37be87ddb_o.jpg" alt="A bamboo sushi mat on a blue cutting board" /> </span> <p>The sushi rolling mat is a small mat made of bamboo which is used to roll and squeeze maki sushi into tight rolls. Preparing it will help keep the mat clean, so you don't have to try to clean all of the rice off of it (which believe me, is quite a pain!)</p>

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