Hand-wrapped little sushi

Hand-wrapped little sushi



  • 5 sheets nori (seaweed)
  • 2 cups sushi rice
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 185g can tuna
  • handful of rocket leaves


Place rice and 3 cups of water in a saucepan, cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and leave for 10 minutes covered.

Spread rice into a container and allow to cool, then sprinkle with vinegar. Stir thoroughly.

Use scissors to cut each sheet of nori into quarters. Hold a piece of nori in the palm of your hand. Spoon some rice on half the sheet, press down with wet fingers to a depth of 0.5cm. Arrange 2 teaspoons of tuna and a couple of rocket leaves on top of the rice.

Start rolling up from the end with fillings. Wet the strip at the end and push gently to seal the edges.

Place on a serving platter, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until required.

Serve with soy sauce.


  • My friend was reasonably horrified when I told her I was making sushi (I can see her point, there is a very good sushi shop locally). But it really is not difficult, very healthy and the kids love making a mess (helping) rolling the nori. Go on, give it a try.
  • I had some leftover Honey soy chicken that was scrumptious in the sushi.
  • Make these for dinner, wrap any leftovers in plastic wrap and they will keep in the fridge for lunchboxes the next day. Dont forget a cooler brick to keep them fresh until lunch time.
  • Hang on to those little fish you get from the Sushi takeaway stores as they are very handy in tempting children to at least play with the sushi.

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