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Chicken Teriyaki Sushi Roll

Sushi is traditionally Japanese food, but it is currently enjoyed by cultures around the world. I have not seen many sushi outlets in India and have seen none in my city. Sad! 😦 So, I decided to make sushi by myself at home! Trust me, its really easy to make and is very less time consuming.
Here’s what you need :
Ingredients :

Sushi Rice ( 250 gms/ 2 cups )
Rice Vinegar, Salt, Sugar
Nori/ seaweed Sheets ( 1 per sushi roll )
Pickled Ginger
Soy Sauce
Wasabi Paste
Bamboo Mat for rolling/ You may also use bare hands.
Chicken Teriyaki ( You may use any filling of your choice, I had some chicken teriyaki leftover from the day before and therefore used it
Recipe here : )

*For people in Dehradun, you will find all the ingredients at Fresh N Easy, Crossroads Mall.
Directions :
To make the sushi rice :
Wash the sushi rice in cold water and drain the water after that.
In a pan add 2 cups of sushi rice and 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Once the water starts boiling, turn off the heat. Place a cloth kitchen towel over the pan and put the lid on. Fold the leftover kitchen towel so that it does not hang. Turn on the heat again and cook the rice for 15 minutes on the lowest possible setting. When the rice is cooked, take them out into a non-metal container and give them a stir so that they cool faster. Now add 3 tablespoons of rice vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt and mix well.
 For the sushi roll :
On a bamboo mat, place one sheet of nori. Place 1/4 of the rice over the sheet and wet your hands with water. Now spread the rice evenly over the nori leaving about 2 cm space above and below.
 Add your filling ( Chicken Teriyaki in my case ) and start rolling the sushi.
Bring up the back end of the mat, pull it over and then compress.Then let go, push forward and compress again. Let go one more time push forward and compress again.
You will get a nice, smooth sushi roll.
Now using a sharp wet knife and cut about 6-8 pieces from this roll. And that’s it! Sprinke some sesame seeds over the sushi and serve with some wasabi paste, pickled ginger and soy sauce.

If you do not want to use Nori or seaweed as not everyone will like its taste, use a thin omlet instead as I have also done here.
Beat 2 eggs with salt and pepper. Grease a non-stick pan with olive oil and add the egg mixture. Spread evenly to form a thin layer.Turn when the egg stops sticking from below and cook the other side. Use this omlet as the base instead of Nori and then add the rice, chicken teriyaki filling and roll as before!Drizzle some sweet chilli sauce over it and serve with some wasabi paste, pickled ginger and soy sauce as before!

Teriyaki Chicken