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Today's special | Kappa Maki (Cucumber maki) 

This is the most basic rolled sushi, consisting of a single ingredient . Use this same technique for making tuna maki, salmon maki, avocado maki, etc.

ingredients

1 cucumber
6 pieces nori
1 portion cooked sushi rice
time 10 min
serves 3-4


1. Peel the cucumber. Cut it in half and scoop out the seeds.  Slice lengthwise into long strips, approx. 3/8" in width. Sprinkle with salt.
2. Lay a bamboo rolling mat on a flat work surface. Place 1 sheet of nori on the mat. Smooth a thin layer of rice to cover approx. 2/3 of the sheet [leaving a space at the end farthest away from you]. Wet fingers in vinegared water to smooth on the rice evenly. ( need help with the rolling technique? )
3. Lay a strip of cucumber on top of the rice, near the end closest to you.
4. Roll sushi, taking care not to let the ingredients slide around or the nori to skew.
5. Repeat with remaining ingredients. When you've finished making the rolls, cut each roll into 3/4" thick slices. Serve.

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