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Easy peasy maki sushi rolls

These maki sushi rolls are seriously super easy to make.

Since my other half doesn’t like sushi, I always get them for myself from my local supermarket that has a Sushi Daily kiosk. But, when I feel extra creative, I enjoy making handmade sushi rolls at home. 

This version of maki sushi rolls is made from salmon, cucumber and avocado. Additionally, you will need sushi rice, nori sheets (excellent food for the Throat chakra!), and some wasabi and soy sauce to serve.

Rolling the sushi can seem a bit intimidating, but once you have rolled in your first batch of sushi, you won’t want to stop.

Happy cooking!


Easy peasy maki sushi rolls

This version of maki sushi rolls is made from salmon, cucumber and avocado, and is super easy to make!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 12 rolls


  • Bamboo mat


For the sushi

  • 100 g Sushi rice
  • 50 ml Mirin Optional
  • 100g g Smoked salmon cut into long thin strips
  • 2 Nori sheets
  • 1/4 Cucumber cut into 5 long pieces
  • 1 Small Avocado cut into long thin strips

To serve

  • Wasabi paste
  • Light Soy sauce
  • Pickled sushi ginger


  • Rinse the sushi rice in a colander until the water runs clear. Leave to drain for 15 mins. Bring to the boil 200ml water, put the rice in and cover with a lid. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 mins or until the liquid is absorbed. Remove from the heat, cover it and set aside for about 15 mins until cooled.
  • (Skip this step if not using mirin) Tip the rice onto a large bowl and dress with the mirin, turning frequently as this helps the rice to cool.
  • Place 1 nori sheet on a bamboo mat and cover the surface with half of the cooled rice. Lay half of the salmon and cucumber slices along the length of the rice in a strip. Don't overfill as it will be difficult to roll.
  • Roll up the bamboo mat slowly, tucking in the closer end of the sushi roll to start a roll and press lightly with both hands. Repeat with the remaining nori, salmon and cucumber. Slice each roll into 6 pieces, and serve with some wasabi, soy sauce and ginger.
Keyword Gluten Free, Vegetarian

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About Author

Hello! My name is Laura. I'm a holistic counsellor and an Intuitive Eating coach, currently studying nutrition & lifestyle coaching. With a flair for food and cooking, you'll find me making a mess in my kitchen creating and photographing colourful meals.