Sushi Palate Sushi Recipes: Your Guide to Homemade Sushi

🍣 Hand Roll Sushi Recipe

Learn how to make delicious hand roll sushi at home with this easy recipe from Sushi Palate. Get step-by-step instructions and tips for the perfect sushi roll.

Hand Roll Sushi

You will need:

  • 2 cups of sushi rice2 cups of sushi rice
  • 2.5 cups of water2.5 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar1/4 cup of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt1 teaspoon of salt
  • 10 sheets of nori (seaweed)10 sheets of nori (seaweed)
  • 1 cucumber, julienned1 cucumber, julienned
  • 1 avocado, sliced1 avocado, sliced
  • 200g of sushi-grade fish (tuna, salmon, etc.), thinly sliced200g of sushi-grade fish (tuna, salmon, etc.), thinly sliced
  • Soy sauce, for dippingSoy sauce, for dipping
  • Wasabi and pickled ginger, for servingWasabi and pickled ginger, for serving


  1. Start by rinsing the sushi rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Combine the rinsed rice and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. While the rice is cooking, heat the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Set aside.
  4. Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl and gradually fold in the vinegar mixture. Let it cool to room temperature.
  5. Place a sheet of nori on a sushi mat, shiny side down. Wet your hands and spread a thin layer of rice on the nori, leaving about 1 inch at the top.
  6. Place a few pieces of cucumber, avocado, and fish on the rice. Start rolling from the bottom, using the sushi mat to apply even pressure. Keep rolling until you reach the top of the nori, then wet the top edge with a little water to seal the roll.
  7. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  8. Serve the hand roll sushi with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.


You can experiment with different fillings according to your preference. Just remember to slice them thinly so they are easy to roll.

There's something incredibly satisfying about crafting your own sushi at home. The artistry, the fresh ingredients, the joy of sharing your creations with friends and family – it's a culinary experience like no other. With our step-by-step guide to making Hand Roll Sushi, you'll be rolling like a pro in no time. But don't stop there! Sushi Palate is your one-stop resource for all things sushi, and we're here to help you explore this delicious world.

Hand Roll Sushi, or Temaki, is a popular choice for beginners due to its simplicity and versatility. You can experiment with different fillings, from traditional sushi-grade fish to crunchy vegetables or even tropical fruits. If you're looking for inspiration, check out our recommendations for beginner-friendly sushi rolls.

One common challenge for sushi novices is achieving the perfect roll. If your homemade sushi doesn't hold together as you'd like, don't worry. We have an entire guide on how to roll a tight sushi maki that can help you master this essential skill. Remember, practice makes perfect, and each roll you make is a step towards sushi mastery.

But sushi isn't just about the traditional roll. There are many other ways to enjoy this versatile dish. Have you ever tried a sushi bake? It's a deconstructed version of a sushi roll, baked in a casserole dish and served with seaweed on the side. It's a fun, easy way to enjoy sushi at home, and we have a fantastic guide on how to make a tantalizing sushi bake that you'll love.

Whether you're a sushi novice or a seasoned pro, we're here to help you explore, learn, and create. So grab your sushi mat, gather your ingredients, and let's start rolling!