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How to Make Nigiri Sushi

Learn how to make nigiri sushi from sushi chef Mamie Nishide in this Howcast food video.


I'm going to show you how to make a nigiri sushi, which is very difficult to make. Looks easy, but it's not.

First you have to wet your hand. Not too, too wet, but kind of moist. Then, with your right hand, take a little rice, and a little, make a ball. And with my left, pick up your sushi and the fish. And if you want to put the wasabi, this is the time that you put the wasabi on the fish.

Putting here. This is my roll. This is my roll. Press. Press. Press. Press, in a shape.

So when you make nigiri sushi, make sure you can eat at one bite. Some people make huge nigiri sushi, but it's supposed to be one bite size. So don't make it too big. So the size is a little, small ball. And you do not squeeze to make tight.

You want to be very, very loose. So I usually, with my thumb, put the little indents, so it's not tight enough. So, and I hold it. So, inside there's an air pocket. But outside is hard enough to hold the shape, but not inside. That's the best nigiri sushi.

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