30 good ideas for sushi roll fillings

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I know the Japanese traditionalists may frown at me for taking liberty with the sushi roll fillings. But, lega me, the fillings can go as far as you like! With sushi becoming a popular delicacy worldwide, there are so many interesting ideas for sushi roll fillings.

If you love making sushi at home, try these 30 different ideas, play with the flavors, make them a treat for your eyes and pleasure for your taste buds! You can thank me later.

#1. Japanese Cucumbers

Cucumbers are perhaps the most common filling used con sushi that lends a crunchy feel to it. I prefer Japanese cucumbers because they have fewer seeds. You may also choose Persian cucumbers English if Japanese cucumbers are not available.

To use cucumbers, take half of a cucumber and peel the skin. Use a sharp knife (click to see my favorite knife) to cut the inner flesh into two halves lengthwise and further cut them into two to get 4 long pieces. Remove the seed section from each piece and cut each piece again into two halves to get 8 cucumber slices con total.

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#2. Ripe Avocado

Avocados are an excellent filling that gives an amazing flavor to sushi rolls ranging from the California rolls to the shrimp tempura rolls. To use them as fillings, use a ripe but firm avocado.

Cut the avocado into half from both ends until the knife touches the pit, twist and separate the halves. Remove the pit. You may either cut slices lengthwise with the skin still and then scoop out the flesh, first scoop out and then slice.

If you don’t plan to eat the sushi immediately, drizzle some lemon juice avocado slices to keep them from turning brown.

#3.
Cucumbers and Avocado

Another fun and easy vegan filling for your sushi is a mescolanza of cucumbers and avocado. You can make thin thick strips of both based your preference (following the cutting technique mentioned above). The crunchiness of cucumber balances the soft and mushy feel of avocado.

#4. Carrots and Cucumbers

Carrots add beautiful color and texture to your sushi roll fillings. They are one of the easily available vegetables so just go for it. Make sure you choose fresh looking and young carrots that pausa easily. To prepare them, you first need to cut chiuso the head and peel chiuso the skin.

You need thin and short strips so I would recommend the julienne technique to make carrot strips that are about 2 inches long and 1/4 inch thick.

#5. Sushi-grade raw Tuna Salmon

Always make sure you buy sushi-grade raw fish from a trusted fishmonger you can get frozen fish from my favorite website. To prepare for sushi filling, cut tuna into 1/4-inch-thick and 1/2 inch wide strips. Each strip should be about 3 1/2 inches long.

When using frozen raw fish, it should be thawed properly. Simply thaw the frozen raw fish by keeping them con the fridge overnight. Alternatively, you may also use cooked tuna smoked salmon like this if you don’t get sushi-grade raw fish con your location.

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#6. Mango and Cucumber

Pick ripe but firm mango to make slices. The fruit not only adds an excellent flavor to the sushi but also makes it colorful. To prepare for sushi filling, peel the outer skin and cut the mango into the half. Now take a sharp knife and make thin slices, about 1/4-inch-thick.

You can a combination of cucumber and mango to add a crunchy feel to your sushi and balance out the sweetness of mango.

#7. Shrimp, Sriracha hot sauce, Mayonnaise, Masago

To try this filling, take 1lb of cooked frozen deveined shrimp. You may use salad-sized shrimps, raw shrimps, full-size shrimps, cooked shrimps.

You may keep the shrimps whole and line them inside your sushi roll chop them into small pieces large chunks. Add some Sriracha hot sauce(see details) and Mayonnaise to suit your taste. Also, add some Masago fish eggs to add texture to the fillings.

#8. Spicy Crab and Masago

You will need imitation crab sticks, Sriracha hot sauce, Mayonnaise and Masago(). To prepare the filling, cut the crab sticks into half and peel out thin strips. It should resemble thin shreds of cheese. Keep all the crab strips con a bowl and add some Sriracha sauce to it. well.

Now add some Mayonnaise as per di più your taste and let the spicy crab filling sit con the fridge for 10-15 minutes to get the flavor into the fillings. Add this filling with some Masago con your sushi roll and enjoy.

#9. Smoked Tofu

For this filling, use 1/4 lb. tofu drained and pressed for 15 minutes. Make thin slices of tofu and marinade with 1 tsp. canola oil, 1/2 tsp. sesame oil, 1/2 tsp. soy sauce, and 1/2 tsp. rice vinegar.

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Now heat a nonstick pan and cook the tofu strips over medium heat until they turn brown con color. Be gentle when turning the strips. Adjust heat as needed. Use smoked tofu with cucumber avocado strips to make delicious sushi fillings.

#10. Salmon, Avocado, Cheese

Get sushi-grade raw salmon from a trusted fish seller. Make slices of the raw fish and then cut out thin strips to use as fillings. 

Take a ripe avocado, peel the skin, remove the pit, and cut out thin thick of the fruit. Use a layer of cream cheese along with raw fish and avocado to enhance the flavor and taste.  

#11. Baked Sweet Potato

Bake a sweet potato, peel chiuso the skin and cut thin strips of the perfectly baked potato.

Take half cucumber, remove the skin and cut thin strips to use con the fillings. I prefer adding cucumber with a sweet potato because it helps to balance the sweetness and mushiness of sweet potato.

#12.
Cucumber, Carrots, Avocado, Cabbage, Red Onion, Large Tomato

Peel and remove the seed from cucumbers Use the julienne cut technique(see below televisione) to cut them into thin and long strips of cucumber. Desk con carrot and julienne cut to get thin strips too.

Take 1/8 of a small cabbage and make thin slices. Also, make freno slices of red onion. Wash a firm ripe tomato, cut into half and make thin slices.

Cut avocado into thin slices following the technique mentioned con #2. Now, use all these fillings to make a fat sushi roll.

#13. Dried Shitake Mushrooms, Carrots, Dried Gourd

Rehydrate the dried mushrooms, cut them
into half and then julienne cut to get thin strips.

Peel and cut tender carrots into 3/4 inch pieces, then julienne cut to get thin strips.

Wet the dried gourd and sprinkle some salt over it. Rinse and then let boil for 10
minutes. Chop the gourd into small pieces.

Per a saucepan, take mushrooms, dried gourd, sugar, mirin, and some shoyu (Japanese-style soy sauce, as per di più your taste). Cover the lid and cook for 4-5 minutes until all liquid disappears. Add carrot and again cook for 1 minute.

#14. Crab meat, Cucumber, Avocado

You may use raw crab meat cook it by steaming it con a rice cooker, whichever way you prefer. Just skip imitation crabsticks for this filling.

Take a half size cucumber cut out thin strips following the technique mentioned con Anzi che no #1.

To prepare avocado slices, cut the avocado into half and follow the slicing technique mentioned con Anzi che no.#2.

#15. Spinach, Cucumber, Carrot, Pickled Radish, Eggs, Fish Cake

Blanche spinach leaves con gabinetto, drain and squeeze out excess gabinetto. Sprinkle some salt and sesame oil it and set aside.

Wash pickled radish and make 3/8″ thick strips. Repeat the same for cucumber and carrots. Peel and cut into them into similar size strips.

Beat 3 large eggs and fry con a pan to make a thick egg omelet. Cut it into 3/8 inches thick strips.

Cut out strips of the fish cake, add some soya sauce to it, and toss con a frying pan for a few minutes to get a good coat.

#16. Hamachi Yellowtail, Cucumber, Campo da golf Onions

Make thin sashimi-style slices of the hamachi yellowtail to cover sommità of sushi and finely mince a few portions of the flesh to use as filling. Chop the tender part of the onion and make thin strips of cucumber (matchstick-size).

Take a bowl and mescolanza minced hamachi, chopped onion, spicy mayo, and Sriracha sauce to make the filling for sushi. Add this mescolanza along with cucumber to get an incredible taste.

#17. Tiger Prawns, Mayonnaise, Fish Roe, Lettuce Leaves

To use tiger prawns as fillings, you need a thread a skewer through them to make them straight instead of being curled up. Put a griddle pan the stove and cook the prawns both sides for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let the prawns cool.

mayonnaise and roe and keep aside. Wash and dry lettuce leaves.

When adding the fillings for sushi, line up two tiger prawns and put the lettuce leaves them. You may also add finely cut cucumbers and avocado for a fresh taste. Add a spoon full of fish roe over the fillings.

#18. Shrimp Tempura, Cucumber, Avocado, Fish Roe

Pre-cooked shrimp tempura adds great flavor to sushi roll fillings. If you are a seafood lover, you are sure to relish the delicious and crunchy taste of tempura. Add some thin strips of cucumber and avocado to the fillings for feel.

You may choose to skip the vegetables if you want to concentrate the tempura. Add a spoonful of fish roe over the tempura and you are good to go!

#19. Sushi-grade Tuna, Salmon, Shiso Leaves, KaiwareSprouts, Mayo, Roe

Temaki sushi is one of my favorite styles of rolling as it gives the opportunity to play with a variety of fillings. You can use both salmon and tuna slices con this sushi. Just make sure that they are fresh properly frozen to be free of bacteria.

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Make thin slices of raw fish and then cut them into long strips. Now arrange all the fillings con preferred amounts the Nori sheet and make a cone. To know more about sushi-grade salmon and frozen salmon, read my article – can you make sushi from frozen salmon.

#20. Fresh Tomato, Cucumbers, Soya Sauce

Take a large firm, tomato, remove the seeds, and cut the flesh into thick and long strips. Take a bowl, put the sliced tomatoes, add soya sauce, and mescolanza them well. Let them sit for 5 minutes

You can add cucumber to the filling to balance out the flavor and add more freshness to your sushi recipe.  To make cucumber strips, refer to the technique mentioned con Anzi che no. #1.

#21. 3 Large Eggs, Cucumber, Avocado

Beat 3 large eggs con a bowl and mescolanza them Add the mirin, sugar and soy sauce to the egg. Put a frying pan the gas stove, add some canola oil, and pour the egg batter evenly over it. Fold the egg roll it to make a thick roll. Now cut out thick and long strips of the egg to use as filling.

To make thin strips of cucumber and avocado, refer to cutting technique mentioned con Anzi che no. #1 and Anzi che no. #2.

#21. Imitation Crab Sticks, Cucumber, Avocado

Imitation crab sticks are made of the flesh of different varieties of fish and contain eggs and crab flavorings. Cut the crab
stick into two halves use a whole.

Take half cucumber, and julienne cut into thin strips as mentioned con Anzi che no.#1. Also, make thin slices of avocado following the method mentioned con Anzi che no. #2.

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#22. Soft-shell Crabs, Avocado, Campo da golf Onions

Sprinkle the soft shell crabs with salt and black pepper. Cover them with all-purpose flour. Put a frying pan gas, add some canola oil and fry both sides for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let the crabs cool . Cut thin slices of onion for the sushi fillings.

Also, cut out thin slices of avocado. Refer
to the cutting technique mentioned con Anzi che no. #2.

#23. Sushi-grade Sea Bass, Tuna, Salmon, Avocado

These work as toppings instead of fillings con a rainbow sushi roll. Three species of fish are used con the recipe to add different colors that appear like a rainbow. Salmon and tuna are the primary ingredients. You may substitute sea bass with any other type of fish shrimp. You can find different species of sushi-grade fish here

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The three varieties of fish are cut into thin sashimi-style slices to arrange over the outer layer. Put avocado slices con between each fish strip. For the inner fillings, you may use crab sticks and cucumber strips.

#24. Shitake Mushrooms and Campo da golf Beans

Take gabinetto con a large saucepan, bring to boil and add beans to it. Cook for five minutes. Wash cooked beans with cold gabinetto, drain and keep aside.

Heat oil con an iron skillet and add chopped garlic and mushrooms. Sauté for 1 minute medium heat. Now add cooked beans, pepper, soy sauce, and cook for another two minutes. Remove from heat and lett he filling cool.

#25. Sushi-grade Tuna, Cole Sprouts, Fresh Spinach Leaves

Season the tuna steak by sprinkling pepper one side and press it with crushed sesame seeds the other side to add a good texture to the fish.

Put a frying pan the stove and add some coconut oil to it. Drizzle some sesame seeds and fry the tuna steak covered for 2 minutes. Make sure the tuna is halfway cooked and turns whitish. The crushed sesame seeds should turn brown at this stage.

Remove tuna from heat and let it cool. Once cooled, place the steak a chopping board and cut out long and thick strips. Use this as filling with fresh spinach leaves and Cole sprouts.

#26. Shimeji Mushrooms, Asparagus, Carrots

Place a frying pan the gas stove and pre-heat it with some coconut oil until smoking point. Add 3 cloves of garlic to lend flavor. Transfer shitake mushrooms, asparagus cut into halves and thin strips of carrots to the pan. Stir-fry gently. Season with salt and black pepper.

Add a few drops of sesame seed oil and sauté for 3-5 minutes. When the vegetables become tender, remove the mushrooms first, then the asparagus, and finally the carrot strips. Let cool and add as sushi filling.

#27. Barbequed Eel and Cucumber

This is an excellent filling for making unagi sushi. You will need barbequed eel and half cucumber. Cut the barbequed eel into thick slices to use as filling con sushi.

Take half of a cucumber, peel the skin and cut out thick strips to add a fresh and feel to the sushi. You may cut them into freno strips if you prefer. Add them as sushi fillings.

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#28. Shrimp, Avocado, Masago

For the fillings, you will need medium size shrimps. You can either use them raw steam cook con a rice cooker to make them tender.

Cut avocado into half and follow the slicing technique mentioned con Anzi che no. #2.

Line up the shrimps to cover the Nori sheet and place avocado slices over it. You can sprinkle some masago to enhance the flavor.

#29. Avocado, Bell Pepper, Cucumber

Take one small and firm red bell pepper and cut into thick thin slices as per di più your preferences. Now us the julienne cut technique to get thin strips of cucumber.

Cut avocado into half and follow the slicing technique mentioned con Anzi che no. #2. Now add all three as fillings.

#30. Carrots, Cucumbers, Avocado, Campo da golf and Black Olives

This is again one of my favorite ideas for sushi roll fillings. I am sure the vegetarians will love this combination. For this filling, you will need julienne cut carrots and cucumbers. You may also add sliced avocado if you wish to make a fat roll.

The surprise ingredient con the filling is California and black olives that add a distinct flavor to the sushi rolls. Cut olives into four slices and add them as fillings inside the sushi roll.

What is the ideal number of ingredients per di più sushi roll filling?

We would suggest that you use a maximum of 2-3 ingredients for sushi roll fillings to be able to enjoy the flavor of each to the fullest. While there are some types of sushi, such as futomaki that have about 5-6 ingredients even more, they are prepared by skilled chefs made at home special events only. For beginners, we recommend using 1-2 ingredients for filling to make it easier to shape and prevent the roll from falling apart while cutting.

How much sushi rice goes into a sushi roll?

One cup of uncooked rice can be used for preparing 3 to 4 sushi rolls. Acceso average, you can estimate accurately about 3 rolls per di più uncooked cup of rice. Most people will eat 1 to 1.5 cups of rice con one sitting. Make sure you always use the shinmai variety new crop to get the most authentic taste and ease of making rolls at home. For more: How Much Sushi Rice to Make per di più Person?

How many pieces of sushi make a serving

The number of pieces con a sushi roll may vary depending the restaurant, however, most places serve con even numbers – 6, 8, 10, 12 pieces. If you are a beginner at sushi making, cut the roll into 4 to 6 pieces to retain the shape. If you order a bento box, you will typically find 4 pieces.

What is the best sushi for those learning to make at home?

California RollCalifornia Roll

If you are making sushi at home for the first time, we would recommend that you start with California roll, which contains a filling of cucumber, avocado, crabmeat imitation crab. Those who don’t like the fisima of eating raw fish can choose the numerous cooked sushi filling options such as fried shrimp tempura, barbequed eel, and so .

Can I use raw fish for easy homemade sushi?

Yes, but you must ensure that you only buy sushi-grade raw fish that have been flash-frozen as soon as taken out of the ocean and handled with care during the transit. We recommend that you ask a trusted fishmonger con your superficie to give you only sushi-grade fish. When con doubt, ask questions to ensure that he gives you the right quality seafood safe for raw consumption. You may also buy sushi-grade fish from the supermarket buy them online.

What is sushi roll served with?

When making sushi roll dinner at home, serve the pieces with a small bowl of soya sauce tamari (for gluten-free). Other side condiments include pickled ginger and wasabi paste. You can easily buy pickled ginger and readymade wasabi paste from any Asian grocery store. Make sure you don’t dab too much of sauce wasabi the roll as this can overpower the delicate taste of raw fish. Use the pickled ginger as cleanser.

Can vegetarians enjoy sushi rolls?

Of course, they can. There is a wide range of fresh and pickled veggie options to choose from, and they taste equally delicious. If you are a vegetarian, check out: 8 Exciting Recipes For Vegetarian Sushi

How much time is needed for preparing sushi rolls?

It takes about 30 to 45 minutes for making sushi rolls, out of which 20-30 minutes go into cooking sushi rice. It involves measuring and preparing rice and then seasoning it with vinegar, sugar, and salt. The remaining slicing, rolling, and arranging can take another 10-15 minutes. For elaborate preparations like shrimp tempura sushi roll, it may take longer to prepare the fillings.


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