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🍣 Simple Maki Sushi for Beginners

Learn how to make simple maki sushi for beginners with this easy recipe. Find step-by-step instructions and tips for the best results. Become a sushi connoisseur with Sushi Palate.

Simple Maki Sushi for Beginners

You will need:

  • 2 cups sushi rice2 cups sushi rice
  • 4 sheets nori (seaweed)4 sheets nori (seaweed)
  • 1 cucumber, julienned1 cucumber, julienned
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 200g fresh sushi-grade salmon, thinly sliced200g fresh sushi-grade salmon, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Soy sauce, for servingSoy sauce, for serving
  • Pickled ginger, for servingPickled ginger, for serving
  • Wasabi, for servingWasabi, for serving


  1. Start by rinsing the sushi rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Cook the rice according to the package instructions.
  2. While the rice is cooking, combine the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Set aside to cool.
  3. Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl and gently fold in the vinegar mixture. Allow the rice to cool to room temperature.
  4. Place a sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi mat. Wet your hands and spread a thin layer of rice evenly over the nori, leaving about 1 inch free at the top.
  5. Arrange a row of cucumber, avocado, and salmon along the bottom edge of the rice-covered nori.
  6. Roll the sushi tightly using the bamboo mat, applying a little pressure. Wet the top edge of the nori to seal the roll.
  7. Use a sharp knife to cut the roll into bite-sized pieces. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  8. Serve the maki sushi with soy sauce, pickled ginger, and wasabi.


You can experiment with different fillings based on your preference. Just make sure the ingredients are fresh for the best taste. Also, remember to wet your knife before cutting the sushi roll to prevent the rice from sticking.

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Creating sushi at home may seem daunting, but with a little practice and patience, you'll soon be rolling maki like a pro. If you're wondering is making sushi at home a challenging task?, the answer is simple: not at all! With our comprehensive guide, you'll be well on your way to creating delicious homemade sushi.

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Our recipe uses traditional maki ingredients like sushi-grade salmon, cucumber, and avocado. However, sushi is a versatile dish that allows for a lot of creativity. You can experiment with different fillings based on your preference. If you're interested in learning more about the different types of maki sushi, you can delve deeper into our article on maki sushi taste, ingredients, and how to make it at home.

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