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Cucumber sushi rolls
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Cucumber rolls are called kappamaki in Japan. It's one of the most popular sushi rolls and is easy to make.


  • 4 sheets of nori (dried seaweed), cut in half
  • 6 cups prepared sushi rice
  • 2 Japanese cucumber, cut into long sticks


Put a half-size nori on top of a bamboo mat (makisu). Spread about 3/4 cup of sushi rice on top of the nori. Place cucumber sticks horizontally on the rice. Roll up the bamboo mat, pressing forward to shape the sushi into a cylinder. Press the bamboo mat firmly with hands. Unwrap the bamboo mat. Make more rolls. Wipe a knife with a wet cloth before slicing sushi. Cut the sushi roll into bite-size pieces.
Makes 8 rolls

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