Tuna, Avocado, and Mango Maki (Sushi) Rolls

To say that Sushi is a favorite meal option in my house would be a pretty big understatement.

While we love to go out to various sushi restaurants, sometimes we’re feeling either cheap or antisocial enough that we just want to have sushi at home – and this is a favorite recipe for that!

2 sheets Nori (roasted seaweed wrap)
2 cups fresh Sushi Rice (Click here for recipe)
Toasted sesame seeds (optional)
1/2 lb Sashimi grade tuna, sliced into lengths that are about 1/2″ diameter
1/2 Ripe Avocado, sliced
1/2 Ripe Mango, sliced

Split each nori sheet in half.

If you have a bamboo mat, lay it down on your workspace. If not, wax paper will do fine. Personally, I like using wax paper on top of a bamboo mat.

Lay one half sheet of nori on your workspace, and carefully spread 1/2 cup of sushi rice over it. Dampening your fingers will help prevent the rice from sticking to your hands. Press rice into nori.

If you are using sesame seeds, sprinkle some over the rice, and lightly press in.

Carefully flip your riced-up nori over.

Lay out a row of tuna slices, followed by mango and avocado slices.

Using your bamboo mat or wax paper, carefully roll your maki tightly, starting from the side with the toppings. Make sure to keep the toppings from spilling out the sides. Also, don’t let your mat/paper get caught in the roll. It may take some practice! While maki is still encased in the mat / paper, form it into a round log, compressing it slightly.

Unwrap your maki from the paper or mat, and place on a cutting board. I find that a damp serrated knife works best. Anything else, and I make a huge mess of my precious maki! Slice into approximately 3/4″ – 1″ pieces.


Makes 4 rolls

Author:Marie Porter

Marie is an award winning cake artist based in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Known as much for her delicious and diverse flavor menu as for her sugar artistry, Marie's work has graced magazines and blogs around the world. Having baked and designed for brides, celebrities, and even Klingons, Marie was proud to share her wealth of baking knowledge in her two cookbooks: "The Spirited Baker" and “Evil Cake Overlord”. Marie has also authored a book about her experiences surrounding the 2011 Minneapolis tornado: "Twisted: A Minneapolis Tornado Memoir"

2 Responses to “Tuna, Avocado, and Mango Maki (Sushi) Rolls”

  1. Your Evil Twin
    December 3, 2010 at 7:23 pm #

    Mmmmmm… I *love* sushi, and making it is SO much fun!! Looks amazing! Nice… now you have me craving sushi. =\


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