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How to Make Sushi Rolls (Makizushi)

Makizushi 巻き寿司 or “rolled sushi” is made by wrapping up a variety of ingredients in vinegared rice and nori seaweed. Since makizushi are wrapped in nori, they are also called Norimaki 海苔巻き. Makizushi is rolled in a flexible bamboo mat called Makisu 巻簾. There are four traditional types of maki and a more contemporary one: Hosomaki (細巻き, thin roll) is thinly rolled maki sushi with only one ingredient Chumaki (中巻き, medium roll) is a medium-sized rolled maki sushi usually containing several ingredients Futomaki (太巻き, thick or fat roll) is a thick rolled maki sushi containing multiple ingredients Temaki (手巻き, hand roll) is a cone-shaped maki sushi Uramaki (カリフォルニア巻き) is a contemporary style of Maki sushi that is described as a roll that is inside out—with the rice on the outside—and has an outer layer of tobiko or sesame seeds. This style was developed in the United States to entice Americans to try sushi despite its unfamiliarity. Sushi comes in all shapes and sizes but sushi rolls are the most popular form and these rolls might include a variety of vegetables like cucumber …