View Full Version : Sushi/nori question
09-21-2004, 10:29 AM
Ok..what's the trick to tight nori rolls? Mine fall apart!
09-21-2004, 10:40 AM
Hmm, are you using a roller? That always helps but it isn't necessary. The sushi I made in the pics were just rolled by hand so they weren't all that tight but still looked okay. You want to start with all the veggies at the very end, make sure the seed cheese if you are using some is over the veggies and not touching the nori directly as that will make the nori soggy (I usually cover everything in some spinach or lettuce before rolling). It's hard to describe how to roll but the way I do it is I have one hand on each side of the roll with each thumb on the outside of the nori while using my fingers and then thumb to roll. The key part to making a tight roll is to make sure and keep the rolling tight as you go (not just in the beginning). Also closing the roll with water to seal the edges makes it all stick together. Sometimes I also use a small amount of water while rolling but only if I know it will be a very small roll. Hope this helps, and let me know if you have any other specific questions...
09-22-2004, 10:11 AM
Thanks for the tip! I will try this, I'm not using a roll, and I WAS using nut cheeze on the roll itself...I'll let you know how it goes, thanks!
09-24-2004, 09:31 AM
Yeah I used to use the nut cheese on the roll itself too but I found when eating the sushi the nori got really chewy and was a lot different from how nori usually is. I think it's fun to make a sweet nut cheese for the sushi and then use fruit like raspberries or mango in it. Let me know how it goes the next time you make sushi!
10-18-2004, 06:19 AM
I have the same problem with my sushi rolls... I love them though, and here I go with my cling wrap again... if you want them tight, place the nori on top of a sheet of Cling wrap after you fill it up, use the cling wrap to help guide you... My husband is Japanese and I make him real sushi all the time... it's hard to describe, but when you try it, it makes sense.... good luck!
10-18-2004, 07:30 AM
Wow cool thanks for the tip! I have never tried using cling wrap before and since I don't have a sushi roller here I think it would be great to try!
10-20-2004, 04:54 AM
A Korean friend of mine invited me over for a sushi-making lesson one day a year or so ago, and I realized I wasn't rolling mine nearly tightly enough. Also, I was trying to put too much stuff in there! LOL She rolled hers slowly and very tightly, plus she wears plastic gloves (see-thru kind), which helps keep her hands from sticking. Since then I focus on getting the roll tight right at the beginning when you first fold the nori over the ingredients. Tuck that nori right over the veggies, pull it tight, then start rolling!
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