View Full Version : Nori Sheets - dry and crispy?
11-12-2007, 01:05 PM
Maybe I'm doing something wrong. In the video it looks like Alissa just takes Nori sheets, throws stuff into them, and rolls them up, using a little bit of water to seal them. But when I tried this last weekend the sheets were really dry and crispy. The first batch tasted like I was chomping into dry sheets, and then for the second batch I dropped a little bit of water on them all, and it was marginally better. What am I doing wrong? Unfortunately the sheets are toasted -- I couldn't find dry sheets anywhere.
Tonight I'm planning on using cauliflower blended with garlic and then throw in some avocados. Oh shoot I forgot the mung beans... will have to run over to Whole Paycheck and get some.
In the meantime I'd love any feedback on how to make these nori rolls correctly.
11-12-2007, 01:19 PM
I took a raw foods class a couple weeks ago and leaned how to do it. You *should* have a shushi mat, but I used a paper plate with some success. You know how there are the lines on the not-so-shiny side of the nori? have those horizontal to you. Put your yummies in the THIRD rectangle (after the 2nd line). Do not put the yummies all the way to the edge. Using the mat/paper plate start rolling slowly. Tuck the edge of the nori under the goodstuff and keep rolling the plate. The plate should look like a bleached taco. :p Squeeze down on the plate and run your hands, still squeezing periodically from the middle to the edges to squish the treasures to the ends. Keep rolling and doing this til you get to the last rectangle. Wet the edge, seal the nori and let it SIT for a few minutes.
I can't ever cut it into pretty sushis-my knives are cruddy, but if you have a good knife you should be able to cut it without losing all the fabulous fillin's.
11-12-2007, 03:48 PM
There should be something moist in the filling to stop the nori from being dry, but not too wet or it will fall apart! What you could do is rub a slice of cucumber over the sheet to moisten it a bit.
11-12-2007, 04:11 PM
This is funny because my problem is that my nori rolls are too soggy. And I REALLY need to get my knife sharpened!
It was suggested that I put spinach or something dry like that on the nori before putting in the "rice".
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