Temaki is a super easy type of sushi to make. It is similar to maki sushi and tastes pretty much the same, but is so much easier to make! This would probably be great for sushi parties – you don’t need a bamboo rolling mat to make it, and if you have all your ingredients and the nori cut up before you start, you don’t even need a knife! (Which makes this great to make with kids!) This can be made with most of the same ingredients you make maki sushi with, so go crazy and let me know what you come up with!
Rolling the Temaki
- Cut each piece of nori in half, horizontally.
- Lay a half-piece of nori on your preparation surface (I used a cutting board), shiny side down.
- Place about 1/4-1/3 cup of sumeshi on the nori.
- Wet your hands with water so the rice won’t stick to your hands. I find it’s useful to have a small bowl of water sitting next to my work area so I don’t have to keep running between the sink and my work area to keep my hands wet.
- Spread the rice over the right half the nori with your hands, leaving the left half of the nori uncovered.
- Place your desired fillings diagonally on the sumeshi-covered part of the nori, so that they are pointing towards the top right corner of the nori.
- Roll the nori into a cone, with the center of the bottom of the nori as your point. Start by rolling the bottom right corner over the fillings, then continue rolling it into a cone by wrapping the left side of the nori all the way around. Use some water or a piece of rice to close the last corner of the cone.
- Repeat with the remaining nori and fillings. Enjoy!