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Easy Maki Rolls

(Rice and Fish Nori Rolls)
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Easy Maki Rolls

Easy Maki Rolls - Asian delicacies to enjoy

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Health Score:
8,4 / 10
50 min.

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Nutritional values

Seaweed and fish contain high levels of iodine, a nutritious trace element that is essential for the production of thyroid hormones. In addition, one serving of this recipe provides almost the daily requirement of vitamin D, which helps keep bones strong. 

Always make sure to use the freshest fish possible. For the best results, purchase the fish the same day you plan to prepare this recipe.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie238 kcal(11 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat6 g(5 %)
Carbohydrates33 g(22 %)
Sugar added1 g(4 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D4.1 μg(21 %)
Vitamin E1.2 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin6.6 mg(55 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate83 μg(28 %)
Pantothenic acid0.9 mg(15 %)
Biotin4.4 μg(10 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.7 μg(57 %)
Vitamin C9 mg(9 %)
Potassium324 mg(8 %)
Calcium73 mg(7 %)
Magnesium64 mg(21 %)
Iron2.5 mg(17 %)
Iodine33 μg(17 %)
Zinc1.4 mg(18 %)
Saturated fatty acids1.3 g
Uric acid107 mg
Cholesterol15 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 ¼ cups Sushi rice
2 ½ Tbsps Rice vinegar
½ tsp Sea salt
1 tsp sugar
5 ozs Salmon
5 ozs Tuna
1 small Cucumber (10.5 ounces)
1 small Avocado (About 5 ounces)
½ small lemon
4 sheets Nori seaweed
1 tsp Wasabi paste
also: to taste soy sauce (Sushi ginger and wasabi paste)
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Kitchen utensils

2 Pots with lid, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Bamboo sushi mat

Preparation steps

Easy Maki Rolls preparation step 1

Rinse rice in a sieve with cold water until the water runs clear.

Easy Maki Rolls preparation step 2

In a saucepan, cover rice with 18 ounces of water; bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Let steam, covered, on the stove for 20 minutes.

Easy Maki Rolls preparation step 3

Bring vinegar, sea salt and sugar to boil. Transfer the rice to a large bowl and spread apart slightly to help it cool down. Season with the vinegar mixture to taste. Let cool completely.

Easy Maki Rolls preparation step 4

Meanwhile cut salmon and tuna into thin strips, about the width of a pencil.

Easy Maki Rolls preparation step 5

Halve cucumber and scrape out seeds with a spoon. Cut cucumber the same width and size as fish strips. Halve avocado, remove pit, and cut the flesh into strips. If desired squeeze a little lemon juice over the avocado to prevent it from turning brown.

Easy Maki Rolls preparation step 6

Fold 1 sheet of nori in half and tear in half crosswise. Lay a piece, smooth side down, on bamboo mat. Moisten hands and spread the sheet with a thin layer of rice, leaving a small border of nori uncovered so that the rice does not fall out while rolling. Press down gently. Add a thin stripe of wasabi paste. In the center of the rice, lay 1-2 fish and/or vegetable strips.

Easy Maki Rolls preparation step 7

Place the filled sheet of nori on the lower edge of the mat. Use the mat to help you roll, while holding the filling with your fingers. Lightly press the mat after the first turn. Moisten the top edge of the nori sheet with water, lifting the mat, and finish rolling the sushi.

Easy Maki Rolls preparation step 8

Using the rest of the ingredients, make another 7 rolls. To serve, (each roll will serve 1 person), cut crosswise into bite-sized rolls. Serve sushi cut side up, with soy sauce for dipping, pickled ginger, and extra wasabi paste.