Learn how to make sushi rolls (maki rolls) with this easy homemade sushi recipe. The fillings and toppings here are 100% up to you, so choose whichever ingredients you love best!
Guys, have you ever tried making homemade sushi rolls? ♡
It’s actually much easier than you might think. And of course, the best part of making your own sushi rolls is that you get to decide exactly what goes in them. Yyyyyum.
Since all of our favorite sushi restaurants have been closed these past three months, Barclay and I have gotten in a rhythm of making ourselves a big batch of homemade maki rolls here once a week. (Sushi Sundays!) And I have to say — it has been so fun! We prefer to keep things super no-frills around here, and usually just make our sushi with a few simple fillings plus a drizzle of spicy mayo. But holy yum, these simple rolls have totally satisfied our sushi cravings during these weeks of staying at home. And now that we have our assembly-line routine down, the two of us have found that we can make a big batch in just 30 minutes or so. Not bad!
Now I will be the first to admit that our techniques for making maki rolls are not 100% authentic or traditional. But that’s kind of the point — we just use the equipment that we already have and keep our ingredient list super-minimal, and this recipe works really well for us! And best of all, it yields so much delicious sushi. ♡♡♡
So if you are also missing your favorite restaurant sushi right now, I thought I would offer a quick tutorial on how we make homemade sushi here in our house! This recipe itself is not hard, but it does require a bit of extra time to prep all of those ingredients and make the maki rolls. If you have a buddy (or in my case, a very enthusiastic sushi-loving husband) in the kitchen to help, the process can go much faster. But however you make them, I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly, easily and affordably you can make your very own homemade maki rolls. Plus, it’s just fun!
Here’s everything you need to know…