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    The 15 BEST Sushi Recipes (How to Make Sushi)

    Sushi is such a fun and popular food, but making it can seem intimidating for beginners. We compiled this list of great Sushi Recipes to show you how easy it can be!

    The word “sushi” specifically refers to prepared vinegared rice. From there, you can make a lot of different sushi varieties.

    We’ve included some of the popular rolls found in sushi restaurants, as well as some really interesting traditional Japanese preparations that aren’t well known in the west.

    Go through all of these great sushi recipes, you’ll never wonder “how to make sushi?” again. Have fun, and don’t forget the wasabi!

    The 15 BEST Sushi Recipes (How to make sushi).

    The Best Sushi Recipes

    1. Spicy Tuna Rolls

    We’re starting this list with a sushi house classic, spicy tuna rolls. Sashimi grade tuna is tossed with sriracha for a bit of kick, then rolled with nori and rice and topped with spicy mayo. YUM!

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    2. Shrimp Tempura Roll

    Here’s another very popular roll. Crispy tempura fried shrimp rolled up along with avocado into a super tasty sushi roll. One of our favorite sushi recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    3. Nigiri

    Nigiri is one of the easiest forms of sushi to make, and is perfect for beginners. A ball of sticky rice is topped with your favorite sushi grade fish. Too easy!

    Get the Recipe @ femalefoodie

    4. Chirashizushi (Scattered Sushi)

    Chirashizushi, or scattered sushi, is your favorite sushi ingredients scattered over a bed of rice. It’s a quick and satisfying meal, similar to the popular poke bowls.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    5. Rainbow Roll

    Rainbow rolls are kinda like inside out sushi rolls. Your basic roll gets topped with salmon, avocado and mango. How fun!

    Get the Recipe @ masalaherb

    6. Temaki

    These hand rolled temaki feature your favorite sushi ingredients all wrapped in nori leaves. They make a fun party food, just arrange your ingredients on a platter and everyone can make their own perfect roll.

    Get the Recipe @ justonecookbook

    7. California Rolls

    California rolls are one of the most popular sushi rolls in America. Imitation crab, cucumber and avocado are wrapped up in nori and rice. It’s a simple recipe perfect for beginners.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    8. Sashimi

    If you’re going low carb, eat sashimi! Though technically not sushi because it lacks rice, it’s simply sliced sashimi grade fish served along with soy sauce, wasabi and picked ginger. So easy, yet so delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ internationalcuisine

    9. Temari Sushi

    Temari sushi is fun little hand rolled balls of sushi ingredients wrapped around rice. They take a little work, but they’re a fun dish you can really get creative with. Just imagine serving a platter of these cute balls at your next get together!

    Get the Recipe @ pickledplum

    10. Sushi Bowls

    Enjoy your favorite sushi in easy bowl form! Just gather all of your favorite sushi ingredients and arrange them in a bowl. Don’t forget the wasabi and soy sauce!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    11. Sushi Burrito

    These burritos are a fun way to eat sushi. They originated in California, but now they’re gaining popularity everywhere. This recipe shows you how to make them in your own kitchen.

    Get the Recipe @ thewoodenskillet

    12. Sushi Tacos

    Sushi tacos are another fun meal. The nori wraps are lightly fried with tempura batter to make them crispy, then they’re stuffed with a spicy salmon filling. This sushi recipe is sure to impress!

    Get the Recipe @ coupleeatsfood

    13. Inari Sushi

    Inari sushi may not be well known in the west, but it is very popular in Japan. A pouch of fried tofu is filled with rice. How neat!

    Get the Recipe @ pickledplum

    14. Las Vegas Roll

    A unique twist on sushi rolls, this Las Vegas roll features salmon, avocado and jalapeño. After assembly, it gets deep fried in tempura batter.

    Get the Recipe @ howdaily

    15. Spam Musubi

    Spam Musubi is one of the most popular foods in Hawaii. A slice of fried Spam sits atop sushi rice and all is wrapped together with nori. What a unique way to wrap up our list!

    Get the Recipe @ favfamilyrecipes


    So there you go, fifteen great sushi recipes for you to make in your own home. They’re all fun to make and super tasty.

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    30 BEST Sushi Recipes (How to Make Sushi)

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes

    This great collection of Sushi Recipes will show you how to make sushi like a pro! Here's a quick rundown on how to make sushi rice:


    • 2 cups Japanese short-grain rice (“sushi rice”)
    • 2 cups water
    • 4-inch square of kombu (optional)
    • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp sugar
    • 2 tsp salt


    1. Wash the rice with cold water until the water runs clear.
    2. Place rice, water and kombu in rice cooker and cook the rice according to cooker instructions.
    3. While the rice is cooking, heat the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small pan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.
    4. Once rice has finished cooking, transfer to a large mixing bowl. Gently fold in vinegar mixture.
    5. Allow rice to cool at room temperature and place a damp cloth over the bowl to avoid the rice drying out.


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