Sesame Sushi Recipe

Sesame Sushi Recipe

This Sesame Sushi Recipe is much cheaper to make and not as difficult as you may think! Just follow the instructions below and you will have one of the best rolls ever.

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Sesame Sushi Ingredients

To find some of these ingredients, you might have to deviate from your usual shopping routine and visit an Asian market instead. It will be well worth it, I swear! There’s a lot of exciting stuff to see and try out in the Asian Market.

  • Sushi Rice – Using high-quality sticky sushi rice is essential for this dish.
  • Nori – Nori is a special kind of toasted seaweed used in sushi rolls.
  • Crab Meat or Imitation Crab Meat – I use imitation crab since it is less expensive. However, if you want to use genuine crab, go ahead!
  • Avocado – In order to slice it easily and have it hold together in the roll, the avocado should be just past its peak ripeness.
  • Cucumber – Be sure to remove the seeds from the cucumbers before peeling them.
  • Sesame Seeds – When making Sesame Sushi, sesame seeds are spread over the rice.
  • Soy Sauce, Wasabi, and Pickled Ginger Pieces for Serving

For Sushi Rice:

  • Uncooked Rice – as previously stated
  • Japanese Rice Vinegar – The savory, robust flavor of rice vinegar pairs wonderfully with the fish. Apple cider vinegar may be used as a nice substitute for rice vinegar when you’re out of the latter.
  • Sugar – Simply granulated white sugar.
  • Salt – Again, just regular iodized salt.
Sesame Sushi Recipe
Sesame Sushi Recipe

What Kind Of Rice Is Used For Sushi Rice?

Sushi rice is the ideal rice to use while preparing sushi. This rice can be either medium-grain California rice or short-grain white rice from Japan. Clearly labeling the bag as “sushi rice” is essential. If you can’t locate either of those, Calrose rice is a good substitute.

You should know that not all rice is the same. To avoid confusion, please do not substitute basmati or jasmine rice. We can’t use either of these rice to make sushi since they are too dry. If I can’t locate anything at the supermarket, I’ll head to an Asian market.

How To Prepare Sushi Rice?


  • 2 cups Japanese short or medium grain rice
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups of cold water
  • 5 Tbsp Sushi Vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt


  • Wash the rice in cold water until it is clear. Drain thoroughly. If you have a rice machine (far easier! ), cook the rice on the white rice setting and skip to step #4.
  • In a heavy saucepan, combine drained rice and 2 cups of cold water. Cover the pan closely and bring it to a boil over high heat. When it begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook, covered until all of the water has been absorbed (7-8 min). Remove the cover to inspect, but wait for the bubbling to cease.
  • Reduce the heat to extremely low and cook for another 6 minutes after you hear a tiny hissing sound. Remove from the heat and let aside for 15 minutes, covered. This is the most common type of white rice served in Japanese cuisine.
  • Transfer the heated rice to a large mixing bowl and break it up to remove any hot clumps.
  • Allow the rice to cool until it is barely warm, then whisk in the chilled sushi vinegar.
  • How To Make Sesame Sushi

    • Place the bamboo sushi rolling mat on a cutting board, with the bamboo strips running horizontally away from you. Wrap the bamboo with plastic wrap. Place a sheet of dried seaweed, shiny side down, on top of the mat. Spread the sushi rice over the seaweed and press firmly. Sesame seeds should be sprinkled over the sushi rice.
    • Flip the sushi layer so the seaweed is on top. Place the cucumber, avocado, and crab on the seaweed, lengthwise.
    • Roll the bamboo mat forward, pushing the items into the sushi cylinder. Remove the rolled sushi by pressing the bamboo mat hard with your palms.
    • Cut the sushi roll into pieces using a VERY sharp knife. With a small bowl of soy sauce for dipping, serve.
    Sesame Sushi Recipe
    Sesame Sushi Recipe

    What To Serve With Sesame Sushi?

    How To Store Sesame Sushi leftovers?

    Refrigerate Sesame Sushi for up to 2 and 4 days, respectively. Sushi may be frozen for longer storage; however, the quality of the product may become compromised. Sushi should be placed in plastic wrap and refrigerated in airtight containers for the recommended times above for safe storage.

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    Sesame Sushi Nutrition Facts

    Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 349
  • Total Fat 19g
  • Saturated Fat 2.8g
  • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 17mg
  • Sodium 537mg
  • Potassium 293mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 38g
  • Dietary Fiber 3.2g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 7.8g
  • Vitamin A 4.2%
  • Vitamin C 7.3%
  • Calcium 4.4%
  • Iron 7.2%
  • Nutrition Facts Source: Source

    Nutrition Facts

    Servings 12

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 349
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 19g30%
    Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
    Trans Fat 0.1g
    Cholesterol 17mg6%
    Sodium 537mg23%
    Potassium 293mg9%
    Total Carbohydrate 38g13%
    Dietary Fiber 3.2g13%
    Sugars 7g
    Protein 7.8g16%

    Vitamin A 4.2 IU
    Vitamin C 7.3 mg
    Calcium 4.4 mg
    Iron 7.2 mg

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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