Just roll with it

    50 min

    Create a healthy and filling lunch with this simple recipe for vegetarian uramaki sushi (inside out rolls). Perfect for people on the go, these delicious morsels can be rolled up and packed into a bento box for a sophisticated grown-up lunch. And what’s more, the recipe can be adapted to include any leftovers taking up space in the fridge! The Yutaka® brand is the leading Japanese range in 16 countries across the globe. The exciting range includes sauces, sushi ingredients, soups, rice, noodles and “easy to use” meal kits – allowing the ardent foodie to create healthy, flavoursome and attractive Japanese cuisine at home.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 300g Yutaka® premium sushi rice
    • 390ml water
    • 60ml rice vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 2 sheets nori (dried seaweed sheets), cut in half
    • 20g white sesame seeds, toasted
    • 20g black sesame seeds, toasted
    • 1/4 cucumber, cut into thin sticks
    • 1/4 red pepper, cut into thin sticks
    • 1/2 avocado, cut into strips
    • 10g wasabi paste
    • 60ml soya sauce

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Wash the rice in a strainer under running water and leave to drain. Add the rice and 390ml of water in a heavy saucepan, place the lid on and bring it to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, remove from the heat and leave for 10 minutes to steam.
    2. Make the sushi vinegar by mixing the rice vinegar, sugar and salt and pour over the rice, cutting the rice sideways gently so that the rice grains aren’t broken. Leave to cool down.
    3. Cover a bamboo mat with cling film to stop the sushi rice sticking to the surface and place the nori along the edge of the mat nearest to you.
    4. Wet your hands, place an apple sized handful of sushi rice on the nori, spread evenly until the nori is completely covered and press down firmly.
    5. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the sushi rice, then turn the nori and rice over carefully so the nori is facing upwards and the rice is facing the mat.
    6. Place three of your favourite fillings in a line, 2cm from the edge of the nori. Hold the bamboo mat and nori with rice and start rolling from the edge nearest the filling, pressing the rice down with the bamboo mat as you go.
    7. Cut the rolls into 8 pieces for each roll and pack the sushi into a bento box. Serve with wasabi and soya sauce.


    When cutting the roll into pieces, wipe off a knife with a wet towel. It helps to cut the roll cleanly! Recipe created by Atsuko Ikeda, of Atsuko’s Cookery School in 2014

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