Hosomaki with Avocado How to make Sushi

Step 1: You will need (for one person):
— 2.5–3 oz/75—80 g prepared sushi rice
— 1 oz/30 g avocado
— 1/2 nori sheet

Step 2: Take a cutting board, a sharp knife, a bamboo mat covered with plastic wrap and a bowl of clean water.

Step 3: Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, peel it and remove the stone. Then slice each half lengthwise in half again and into thin strips.

Step 4: Place the nori on the mat shiny side down. Take a handful of rice and cover the nori sheet with it evenly. Leave about half an inch uncovered. Wash your hands in the bowl.

Step 5: Place 2-3 strips of avocado in the center of the rice layer. Make sure there are no gaps between the strips — you need to have an equal amount of filling over the whole length of the roll.

Step 6: Position your thumbs under the edge of the mat closest to you and start lifting it. While folding the mat, hold the avocado with your fingers to make it stay in the center.

Step 7: Roll to the edge of the rice layer and squeeze to form a tube shape.

Step 8: Moisten the uncovered nori edge with water to make it sticky. Or you can press 4-5 rice grains onto it instead.

Step 9: Wrap the tube with the mat again and roll it on the table to seal the roll and make it compact.

Step 10: Put the roll on the cutting board and cut it in half with a wet knife. Then put the two halves together and cut off the outside edges of the roll for a clean look.

Step 11: Cut both parts into three to get six pieces. Moisten the knife before each cut.

Step 12: Hosomaki with avocado is ready to serve.

Step 13: Serve with soy sauce, wasabi and pickled ginger.

Lesson added by Sergey Burlakov