Maki Rolls


Most Singaporeans will sooner buy takeout than cook at home. If that describes you, here’s an idea: just about anything involving the kitchen will be a novelty for the whole family—even when cooking is minimal!

A simple but interesting dish to make with your kids is maki-zushi, or Japanese rice rolls:

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Ingredients/equipment:

  • Cooked Japonica rice
  • Sushi vinegar
  •  Nori seaweed
  • Filling: canned tuna, crab sticks, carrot…. This is where you can get creative. Separately, try local flavours like:
  • Otak otak
  • Ikan bilis with egg omelette
  • Sambal udang
  • Pickled ginger
  • Wasabi
  • Soy sauce
  • Plastic wrap or, for added authenticity and fun, use a bamboo sushi mat.

If you can think of something local that works – do share it with us on Dads for Life lah!

Steps:
1) Mix the sushi vinegar into the cooked rice. (Fanning the rice while you mix it will give it that shiny, sushi-like appearance—get your kid to help!)
2) Lay 1 sheet of nori (glossy side down) on the plastic wrap/bamboo mat.
3) Spread 1/2 cup of the rice onto the nori. Leave a little space at the edge for sealing the roll later.
4) Line your filling across the square of rice. Roll up your maki in the plastic wrap/bamboo mat.
5) Cut the maki roll into serving size. Done!

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