Snacks
Asparagus Almond Rolls

Asparagus Almond Rolls

A dull or lightweight knife can sometimes snag on the almonds, pulling rather than cutting them. This can rip the nori and make the slices uneven. To prevent this, make sure your knife is very sharp and exert a little extra force when cutting pieces. Rice Prep Time:...

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Spinach Nigiri

Spinach Nigiri

I prefer bundled spinach to bagged spinach for this preparation. Keep the spinach leaves turned in the same direction when cooking for the prettiest nigiri. Rice Prep Time: Up to 1½ hoursSushi Prep Time: 15 minutesMakes 12 pieces 8 oz (250 g) fresh spinach leaves,...

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Shiitake Nigiri

Shiitake Nigiri

Shiitake are just one type of mushroom that works well for these morsels. Try a bundle of delicate enoki mushrooms for a subtler flavor, or robust shimeji mushrooms for a stronger flavor. Rice Prep Time: Up to 1½ hoursSushi Prep Time: 15 minutesMakes 8 pieces 8 small...

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Pickled Ginger

Pickled Ginger

If you don’t have a mandoline, use a vegetable peeler to slice the ginger root as thinly as possible. Prep Time: 25 minutesMakes about 4 servings One 2-in (5-cm) length fresh ginger root, peeled and thinly sliced4 tablespoons salt1 cup (250 ml) Sushi Rice Dressing...

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Edamame Hummus

Edamame Hummus

A nice bowl of this delicious hummus is a crowd pleaser—as long as the crowd knows it’s not a bowl of wasabi! Set aside a few of the whole cooked edamame beans for a garnish. Placing those on top of the finished dish along with a splash of sesame oil helps to make the...

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