|Sushi rice||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Fish strips/Crab meat strips||2|
On a bamboo mat, place a sheet of nori. Spread and flatten the rice on top of the nori making sure that there are no spaces being left.
Simply lay down the raw fish or crab meat on the middle. The kinds of raw fish that are usually placed in maki are tuna (tekka) and salmon. Make sure that the fish that you will use is fresh and has a sashimi grade quality.
With both hands, hold on to the ends of the bamboo mat. Roll the nori and rice making sure that the ingredients are tightly held inside it.
Remove the bamboo mat carefully to ensure that the nori will not break or be torn. Cut the rolled maki by one inch with a sharp knife and place on a plate.
Another kind of maki that you can do would be the futomaki. Futomaki are thicker makis that contain more than one type of ingredient in its rice and nori roll. These are usually filled up with vegetables making each bite flavorful. Here is what you will need to make your futomaki.
1 cup of sushi rice
2 sheets of nori
2 strips of raw fish
2 strips of crab meat
1 cucumber cut in strips
1 avocado, mashed
Similar to the hosomaki, prepare the nori and rice layers on the bamboo mat. Place the fish, crab meat, cucumber, and avocado in the middle. They can be served well with a miso soup.
Roll the rice and nori while holding the ingredients tightly. Make sure that you do not squeeze the rice roll too much because it may cause the ingredients to slide out of the roll.
Remove the futomaki from the bamboo mat and slice them evenly with approximately one inch width.
Your Maki platter would surely look extremely delicious with a variation of different types of maki. You can add other types of sushi in addition to your hosomaki and futomaki such as the California Maki. Its also a great side dish for any kind of Teriyaki recipe.