Maki Uramaki Sushi, do you want to know a secret?

We love Maki Uramaki Sushi, especially my son Liam and when he eats it.....he eats a lot of it.

Spring Roll & Sushi

You can buy a large tray for 30 € at the supermarket, but a large part of the sushi will not have fish.

As our favourite Sushi is with salmon, I always prefer to make it at home.

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For 10 € you can buy a large piece of salmon.

Since you will eat it raw, make sure it has been stored at -20 C for at least 7 days.

To be safe, buy it at your favourite fishmonger.

In France I buy it at Carrefour, and in the UK at Waitrose.

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For the Japanese ingredients, here is my secret.

I buy them online at the ‘Japan Centre’ and have it delivered to my door.

They have deliveries in the UK, France, Italy and off course Japan and China.

Not only is it convenient, but also cheaper!

For example: the rice vinegar.

You can buy it for:


€2,95 for 150 ml in French supermarkets

(makes 500gr of sushi rice)


€4.50 for 700 ml at the ‘Japan Centre’

(makes 2.5 kg of sushi rice)


Besides, I found ingredients I could not find in the local Asian supermarket, like Dashi Kombu and Bonito flakes to make homemade Miso soup.

So, if you also love Japanese cuisine, the ‘Japan Centre’ is the most convenient and well stocked store you can find.

You can follow Your Guardian Chef to find out more about new ingredients and how to use them.

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If you have not made Sushi before, here is a video that will take you through the process, step by step.

Once you watch it, you can save or print the recipe below and send your order to the Japan Centre.

This year the Japan Centre is celebrating its 40th year and has great offers available.

Here are the basic ingredients you need to make Sushi:

1x Premium Sushi Rice, 1kg
1x Nori Seaweed, 10 Sheets
1x Sushi Vinegar Seasoning, 355ml
1x Soy Sauce in Dispenser, 150ml
1x Sushi Ginger, 50g
1x Wasabi Paste, 43g
1x White Sesame Seeds, 45g

 Buy just once:
1x Bamboo Sushi Rolling Mat
1x Patterned Wooden Chopsticks


You can find the entire kit ready under

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Maki Uramaki sushi recipes
Maki and Uramaki Sushi Rolls Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins
As our favourite Sushi is with plenty of salmon, I always prefer to make it at home.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 512 kcal
For the rice
  • 500 gr Sushi Rice
  • 1 cup Sushi Rice Vinegar Seasoning
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 300 gr fresh salmon stored at -20 C for at least 7 days
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 scallion
  • Wasabi paste
  • 10 sheets Nori Seaweed
  • 45 gr sesame seeds as needed
To serve them with
  • Soy Sauce
  • Sushi Ginger
  1. Wash your sushi rice until the water is clear
    wash sushi rice
  2. Put the rice in a pan, add water (about 2 cm above the rice) and cover. There should be enough water to steam boil, but not too much. If too little, the water evaporates completely, and the rice will burn.
  3. Boil for 5 minutes, Simmer for 12 minutes, Let it rest covered for 10 minutes Do not open the pan while cooking as the steam will evaporate.
  4. In a small pan heat up the rice vinagre to dissolve the sugar and the salt
  5. Add the syrup to the rice. Mix and let it cool down completely. Best if rested for 1/2 day
  1. Cut the salmon in small slices with a sharp knife
  2. Cut the avocado in slices and the scallion in strings
  1. Position your sushi mat and take your first sheet of Nori
  2. Shining part down and cut traces perpendicular to the mat sticks
  3. To spread the rice over the Nori keep your hands wet so the rice doesn't stick to your fingers
  4. To make a thin layer of rice, lay a cling film over the rice and
  5. roll it flat with a rolling pin
  1. With your finger, spread some wasabi along the edge of the rice
  2. Lay over the wasabi line the salmon, the avocado and the scallion strings
  1. Starting from the side with the filling
  2. keeping it tight with the mat
  3. Lift the mat
  4. Slice with a VERY sharp knife
  5. Maki Sushi Rolls
MAKING: Uramaki Sushi
  1. Next Nori sheet
  2. This time turn it up-side down
  3. Lay your filling over the Nori
  4. and roll
  5. remove the cling film
  6. Spread the sesames seeds over a tray
  7. and roll
  8. repeat - slice
  9. Uramaki Sushi
  10. Enjoy a homemade Sushi with plenty of salmon
Recipe Notes

Calories 512 calories per serving
Fat 12 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 79 gr per serving
Proteins 20 gr per serving
Sugar 39 gr per serving
Sodium 2927 mg per serving

Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely
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  15 comments for “Maki Uramaki Sushi, do you want to know a secret?

  1. Lindsey
    6th April 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Oh you have now made me so hungry! This looks great I’ve always wanted tom ake my own, but with this post and the video, i think i’ll be trying it out over the weekend.

    • Laura
      9th April 2017 at 11:27 am

      Thank you, let me know how it goes !

  2. 6th April 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I love sushi! I’m now craving it! I looks fun to make it as well 🙂

    • Laura
      9th April 2017 at 11:26 am

      Thank you Jo. It is very easy, once you make it the first time you will make it again

  3. Musings of a tired mummy...zzz...
    6th April 2017 at 8:02 pm

    This looks amazing but as a vegetarian I probably won’t ever get to try it 🙁 when my kids get braver I may try sushi with them

  4. Lauretta @ Home and Horizon
    6th April 2017 at 11:38 pm

    We’re not overly keen on sushi in our family but my brother loves it – I think if I used one of these as a recipe for making him something (on his birthday!) he’d be delighted!

    • Laura
      9th April 2017 at 11:25 am

      Happy birthday to your brother, let me know how it goes

  5. 7th April 2017 at 8:47 am

    My teen adores sushi, I have never made it myself though x

    • Laura
      9th April 2017 at 11:24 am

      If they eat the same quantity as my teenage son, you will definitely save money by making it at home

  6. Anosa
    8th April 2017 at 3:27 am

    I guess, making your own will what really satisfy you. Putting what ingredients we want will work too as well as the budget compared if we just buy from the supermarket.

  7. 8th April 2017 at 10:14 pm

    This is a fab recipe. My brother loves his sushi.

  8. 9th April 2017 at 9:14 am

    I have never tried making sushi but Japan centre sounds brilliant. I would love to try a veggie version, do you have any ideas? x

    • Laura
      9th April 2017 at 11:22 am

      Sure, just replace the salmon with other vegetables of your choice or tofu.
      Enjoy !

  9. Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    9th April 2017 at 6:29 pm

    I have never tried this before! I feel the need to now though. Feeling curious 🙂 x

  10. 10th April 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I have never had Sushi…this looks very tasty and so fresh

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