Temaki (Hand-Rolled) Sushi

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Temaki sushi, also known as hand-rolled sushi, is a popular Japanese dish made by wrapping sushi rice and various fillings in a sheet of nori (seaweed) to form a cone shape. It’s a fun and interactive way to enjoy sushi at home, allowing each person to customize their own rolls with their favorite ingredients.

Temaki (Hand-Rolled) Sushi

Temaki (Hand-Rolled) Sushi Pin Recipe
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Prep Time 20 min Total Time 20 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 1 Calories: The calorie count varies depending on the ingredients used. Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Start by preparing the sushi rice according to the package instructions or using your preferred method.
  2. Lay a sheet of nori on a clean, dry surface, with the shiny side facing down and the longer edge closest to you.
  3. Wet your hands lightly with water to prevent the rice from sticking, then grab a small handful of sushi rice and spread it evenly over the bottom two-thirds of the nori sheet, leaving a small border along the edges.
  4. Arrange your desired fillings diagonally across the center of the rice, leaving some space at the bottom for folding.
  5. To roll the temaki, fold the bottom corner of the nori sheet over the fillings, then roll it up tightly into a cone shape, tucking in the sides as you go.
  6. Use a small amount of water to seal the edge of the nori and keep the roll closed.
  7. Repeat the process with the remaining nori sheets and fillings, adjusting the ingredients as desired.
  8. Serve the temaki sushi immediately, accompanied by soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger for dipping.


  • Use high-quality sushi rice for the best flavor and texture. Be sure to rinse the rice well before cooking to remove excess starch.
  • Prepare a variety of fillings such as fresh vegetables, cooked seafood, and sushi-grade fish to cater to different tastes.
  • Keep the nori sheets dry until ready to use to prevent them from becoming soggy.
  • Encourage creativity by setting out a selection of condiments such as soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger for dipping and garnishing.

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