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10 homemade sushi recipes to try this week

No need to go to a restaurant!
Chicken teriyaki brown rice sushi

Chicken teriyaki brown rice sushi

Save yourself a trip to your local Japanese restaurant with these fresh, homemade sushi recipes! They’re great as a light workday lunch or weeknight dinner, and are a fabulous lunchbox fillers.

Sushi comprises sushi rice, seaweed and some kind of filling. One of the best things about sushi is its versatility; you can add your favourite vegetables and meats as a filling. The most common sushi combinations are salmon, avocado, tuna and chicken, but the possibilities are endless!

The key to rolling sushi is pressure, so be sure to gently roll the mat and sushi away from you while ensuring all the filling and rice stay in place.

Are you a fan of Japanese recipes?

01

Smoked salmon sushi

Smoked salmon sushi

This delicious sushi recipe proves that a good sushi roll is the perfect balance between a fresh filling and soft rice.

02

Chicken teriyaki brown rice sushi

Chicken teriyaki brown rice sushi

There may well be some time investment here, but your efforts will be worth it. These chicken teriyaki brown rice sushi rolls look fabulous and the brown rice filling makes it an extra nutritious snack.

03

Free-form sushi

Free-form sushi

If you don’t have top notch sushi-rolling skills, but are cravings fresh sushi, try this free-form sushi! While its shape might be unconventional, it makes for a great share plate for a casual dinner party or workday lunch.

04

Brown rice chicken teriykaki sushi

Brown rice chicken teriykaki sushi

Impress your friends with sushi made entirely from scratch! Instead of sushi rice, we used short-grain brown rice to make a filling and healthy snack.

05

Tuna sushi sandwiches

Tuna sushi sandwiches

These delicious tuna sushi style sandwiches are perfect for a kids’ lunchbox or light snack with drinks.

06

Salmon tempura sushi rolls

Salmon tempura sushi rolls

These simple salmon tempura sushi rolls don’t take long to make and are a fabulous starter or afternoon snack.

07

Sushi squares

Sushi squares

While there are several variations for this recipe’s filling, this combination of smoked salmon with cucumber, avocado and pickled vegetables make for a fresh and tasty sushi recipe.

08

Sushi hand rolls

Sushi hand rolls

These freeform sushi rolls are perfect as a starter, or packed in lunchboxes during the term.

09

Smoked salmon sushi bites with pickled green onion

Smoked salmon sushi bites with pickled green onion

Make these crispy smoked salmon sushi bites the next time you’re hosting a cocktail or dinner party. They’re topped with pickled green onions and are too easy to eat!

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Hand-moulded sushi

Hand-moulded sushi

If correctly formed, hand-moulded sushi can be eaten upside-down with your fingers or on its side, dipped in soy sauce with chopsticks!

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