Maki sushi is a term used to describe any type of rolled sushi. A sushi roll consists of a layer of vinegared sushi rice that is spread onto a toasted sheet of nori seaweed, filled with a variety of tasty ingredients, then carefully rolled into a cylinder and cut into smaller pieces.
Maki sushi comes in three different sizes. These are as follows:
Thin rolls (hoso-maki) – This type of sushi roll is made using half a sheet of toasted nori, 1/2 cup of sushi rice and one ingredient. A thin sushi roll is the trickest kind to make and takes a lot of practice.
Medium rolls (chu-maki) – This sushi roll uses an entire sheet of nori, a cup of sushi rice and two or three ingredients.
Thick rolls (futo-maki) – This one is a biggie! A cup and a half of sushi rice is spread onto a full sheet of toasted nori and topped with four or more ingredients.
ome Whacky Maki Recipes
Get out your nori and sushi rice and try some of these tasty sushi recipes. Check back often. I’ll be adding a whole lot more!
Spicy tuna roll
Tonkatsu Sushi Roll (Pork Cutlet Roll)