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Easy Hand Rolls


Making hand rolls may sound intimidating, but if you buy cooked rice and wasabi from a grocery store that makes its own sushi, they’re actually quick and easy.

Makes 4 handrolls

¼ pound salmon

olive oil



2 scallions, thinly sliced and divided in half

1 teaspoon soy sauce

½ teaspoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon vegenaise

1 teaspoon sriracha

2 sheets nori, cut in half

1 cup sushi rice

wasabi, to taste

extra scallion

toasted sesame seeds

other filling ideas

Asparagus and Carrot:

8 steamed spears asparagus, cut in half

1 medium carrot, peeled and grated

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

1 scallion, thinly sliced

wasabi, to taste

Cucumber and Avocado:

1 small or ½ large avocado, thinly sliced

1 Persian cucumber, cut into ¼-inch batons

1 scallion, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

wasabi, to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, brush the salmon with a little olive oil, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Place on a small baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove and let cool to room temperature.

2. When the salmon is cool, remove the skin and use a fork or your fingers to break it into small pieces (being sure to remove any bones). Mix in a small bowl with half the sliced scallion, the soy sauce, sesame oil, vegenaise, and sriracha.

3. When ready to roll, place the 4 nori sheets on a flat surface and spoon ¼ of the rice near one edge of each sheet of nori. Wet your fingers and press the rice to spread it into an even square over half the nori sheet.

4. Spread some wasabi on the rice, then sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and remaining sliced scallion.

5. Divide the salmon mixture among the 4 hand rolls, placing it carefully down the center of each square of rice.

6. Roll up the nori, using a little water to make the ends stick if necessary.

7. Serve with extra wasabi and soy sauce for dipping.