Rating: 4.27 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Delicious nori rolls that look great too. Even people who haven't eaten Japanese before liked these. Impress your friends!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan cover rice with water and let stand for 30 minutes.

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  • In a shallow dish combine soy sauce, honey and garlic. In this mixture marinate tofu for at least 30 minutes.

  • Bring water and rice to a boil and then reduce heat; simmer for about 20 minutes, or until thick and sticky. In a large glass bowl combine cooked rice with rice vinegar.

  • Place a sheet of nori on a bamboo mat. Working with wet hands, spread 1/4 of the rice evenly over the nori; leave about 1/2 inch on the top edge of the nori. Place 2 strips of marinated tofu end to end about 1 inch from the bottom. Place 2 strips of cucumber next to the tofu, then avocado and carrot.

  • Roll nori tightly from the bottom, using the mat to help make a tight roll. Seal by moistening with water the 1/2 inch at the top. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Slice with a serrated knife into 1 inch thick slices.

Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 8.1g; carbohydrates 53.6g; fat 4.8g; sodium 734.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
This recipe is just EXCELLENT! It was my first time making any kind of sushi and I was very happy with the results. I am a vegan so I substituted brown rice syrup for the honey and I also used short-grain brown rice. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(22)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2013
To the person who said not to wash your rice: Japanese always wash their rice (multiple times) as sushi rice is not supposed to be "sticky" but holds together just enough for preparing the recipe. Also, real sushi rice is a mixture of rice combined with seasoned rice vinegar before it is spread over the nori which gives it it's consistency for sushi. This is OK for an "Americanized" version of sushi. Read More
(6)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
This recipe is just EXCELLENT! It was my first time making any kind of sushi and I was very happy with the results. I am a vegan so I substituted brown rice syrup for the honey and I also used short-grain brown rice. I will definitely make this again! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2004
Pretty good. But please don't rinse your rice! Sushi rice is supposed to be sticky! That's like a Japanese person recommending that you leave the baking powder out of your biscuits so "they're not too fluffy"!!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2009
There are soy sushi wrappers available for people who don't like the taste of nori. You can find them in asian stores sometimes and online (amazon.com has some). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/02/2013
To the person who said not to wash your rice: Japanese always wash their rice (multiple times) as sushi rice is not supposed to be "sticky" but holds together just enough for preparing the recipe. Also, real sushi rice is a mixture of rice combined with seasoned rice vinegar before it is spread over the nori which gives it it's consistency for sushi. This is OK for an "Americanized" version of sushi. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
07/12/2006
It just wasn't for me. My husband said if I had ever tried and liked real sushi I would have liked it he thought it was good and authentic. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
VERY nice! I had a Japanese treat right at home and this gave me the courage to try other veggies as well! Thank you! Read More
(3)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2007
This was my first time making and eating nori rolls...it was a lot of fun! But I've found I'm not too keen on nori. That aside I think anyone enjoying nori would like this recipe. Although the rice vinegar also seemed a little strong. I might suggest the newbie forego the rice vinegar for the first bite. Fun recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2006
perfect recipe to get me over my fear of making sushi! colourful flavourful and easy. looks beautiful too. made with crabmeat and tamari sauce. PLEASE dont forget to serve with pickled ginger! tasty! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2011
Delicious. Read More
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