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The inside-out roll seems, by all
accounts, to be a non-Japanese invention. The popular California roll is
an example of this sort of maki Ö it takes slightly more work than the
traditional roll, but looks very impressive.
your bamboo mat on a flat surface, with the slats parallel to you.
a piece of saran wrap onto the mat. (fig. 7)
a half sheet of nori onto the mat.
the nori with rice (fig. 8) and flip the entire piece over, in such a way
that the rice is now directly on top of the saran wrap and the
nori faces up.
the desired ingredient(s) in a strip near the end thatís closest
to you (about an inch from the bottom edge). (fig. 9)
up the edge of the mat thatís closest to you and, with your
thumbs on the bottom of the mat and your fingers tucking the nori/ingredients
carefully into place.
rolling (make sure to pull the bamboo mat out a little at a time
as you work, so that you donít roll it in along with the
ingredients) until youíve formed a tight roll.
desired, sprinkle a plate with flying fish roe or with sesame
seeds; turn the completed roll around on the plate until the rice
is covered. (fig. 10)
a sharp knife, slice the roll cross-wise into ĺ" slices.
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Donít worry if the process has you a little mystified at first Ö after youíve made one or two, youíll be whipping up
maki sushi like a pro. Then you can invite all your friends over for a
little sushi-making party; just make the rice ahead of time, set out a
couple of bamboo mats along with an assortment of ingredients and have
all your guests make their own. Now hop on over to the recipes and get
basic sushi rice | basic dashi |
kappamaki | futomaki |
california roll (inside-out)
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