How to Make Sushi at Home

by Crissa Toledo

Join me on my journey in making my favorite food of all at home. Sushi! 🍙🍣


  • 1 package of nori (roasted seaweed)
  • 1 very sharp knife
  • About 3 cups of sushi rice (short grain)
  • 1 bamboo mat
  • Sushi grade fish! (We used Salmon and Tuna)
  • Wasabi
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Other ingredients for filling
  • Optional cucumber
  • Optional avocado
  • Optional green onions
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Overview of all materials

    Step 2

    Close up of Sushi Rice and ginger brand

    Step 3

    Measure out however many cups of rice you want (about one cup per roll)

    Step 4

    Wash rice till it runs clear

    Step 5

    Put in pot with 1 1/4 cups of water per cup of sushi rice. Cook uncovered on high heat till water is boiling. Reduce heat to simmer then cover for 20 mins.

    Step 6

    Slice cucumber into very thin filling strips (remove seeds)

    Step 7

    Step 8

    Step 9

    Let rice cool

    Step 10

    Add two table spoons of rice vinegar per cup of rice

    Step 11

    Wrap bamboo mat in plastic wrap to prevent sticking between rice and mat

    Step 12

    Thinly slice your fish or filling

    Step 13

    Place on half of a nori sheet on bamboo mat

    Step 14

    Wet hands and place a handful of sticky rice in the center of the nori and spread evenly till it is about 1cm thick

    Step 15

    For an inside out roll (rice on the outside) flip the nori back over so you fill the nori side on the edge of the mat

    Step 16

    Roll sushi out with bamboo mat carefully squishing it into the shape of rectangular hump

    Step 17

    Also simple to add slices of fish on top of small sticky rice balls to make nigiri style

    Step 18

    Dress with sauces and garnish with green onions! TA da!!!

    Step 19

    Finished product