This sushi roll contains fresh juicy cucumber which when combined with the salty Nori sheet and Soy sauce is really refreshing.There is a range of fillings which can be used like tofu, carrot or peppers but I decided to keep it simple. The good thing about making your own sushi is that you can decide on your own fillings and the have the option of variation. This I find difficult when I try to buy sushi since there is rarely any vegetarian options but then again maybe I should go to a proper sushi restaurant instead of store bought versions!
- 1 Nori sheet
- 1/4 Cucumber, peeled, deseeded and chopped
- 50g Sushi Rice
- 20g Toasted Sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Caster sugar
- First make the sushi rice.
- Rinse the rice 3-4 times and place in simmering water for approx 20 mins until soft and sticky.
- Then make the sushi rice seasoning, mix the vinegar and sugar together and add to the rice.
- Place clingfilm on a bamboo sheet and lay out the Nori sheet on top.
- Spread out a thin layer of sushi rice on top about 3/4 the length of the Nori sheet.
- Place the chopped cucumber down the centre in a straight line.
- Gently roll the clingfilm tucking in the Nori sheet as it rolls.
- Dampen the edge of the Nori sheet to seal the roll.
- Wrap the clingfilm around and twist the ends.
- Leave in fridge to cool down.
- Cut into slices using a wet knife.
- Serve with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds and soy sauce.