Popular sushi rolls recipes

Tiger Sushi Roll

Known to some as shrimp tempura roll, this includes a shrimp tempura with vegetables like avocado and cucumber. The name comes from the yellow shrimp tempura and often times it is served with the eel sauce that gives that tiger print (black and yellow).

Dragon Roll

The dragon roll is called so because of the sheet of eel that is used in the sushi roll. An eel is a ray-finned fish who’s structure and skin slightly resembles that of a dragon.

California Roll

The original inside-out roll (meaning the rice is outside the seaweed wrapper), the California roll is one of the most famous types of sushi on the planet, and for many, the first sushi roll they ever eat.

The most popular sushi types

Nigiri

Nigiri consists of thinly sliced, raw fish pressed on top of sushi rice. There are some forms of nigiri that have cooked or seared fish, if you can't bring yourself to eat it raw.

Sashimi

Technically, sashimi is not sushi, even though it is still categorized as sushi. Whereas sushi is fish served with a ball of rice, which might have some extra ingredients, sashimi is just a raw fish, which is sliced and served as is.

Nare Sushi / Narezushi

The dish consists of fish pickled in rice and salt and fermented sometimes for years. Small portions of the fermented rice may be served with the sushi.

Essential sushi cooking tips

Season rice

If you don’t already own rice vinegar, feel free to opt for the pre-seasoned variety to save yourself a step. If you already have a bottle of rice vinegar or have white vinegar on hand, simply season with salt and vinegar to taste.

You need to have a proper knife

A sharp knife is crucial, ideally one with a long blade for slicing fish and cutting sushi rolls. There's no need to race out and buy an expensive Japanese sushi knife; if it's sharp, it'll do the job.

Choose wisely

The first thing you should do is choose the right variety of rice: it should be short grain and have the right consistency once it is cooked, firm but not mushy.

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