In this video Im going to show you howto roll sushi. Rolling Square Sushi or Circular?When it comes to rolling sushi there are two schools of thought, there is a square schoolof thought and a circular school of thought. Now both are great, it doesnt really matter,I mean just whatever you prefer to roll is what you should do. I like to mix and matchbecause then I do one roll one way another roll another way, it adds diversity on theplate, you know? You can make beautiful color floral and you can also have them differentshapes which makes it quite interesting to look at instead of just having the same plainshape. Once youve decided to go circular or squaredthe next option is half a sheet or full sheet.Now a full sheet is easier because most peoplewhen they try to make a sushi roll they will overstuff the roll and then you wont beable to close it. Now by using a full sheet you can use pretty much as much filling asyou want and youll be more or less guaranteed that youll always be able to close it.Half a Nori Sheet Rolling The half a sheet Nori sushi roll is what isnormally made in most sushi restaurants. You simply take a whole sheet of Nori and youjust fold it in half and then just split and you just use half a sheet of Nori, as suggested,so just this. Now, the reason why this is used in most sushirestaurants is because youre using way less Nori to start with and thats savingcosts. Its quite efficient to roll it, its pretty fast, and it produces a nicesquare roll. Now how to do it. Spreading out Sushi Rice on Nori for Inside-OutSushi Rolls What I am doing here is Im spreading out150-grams of cooked sushi rice or 5-ounces of cooked sushi rice over half a sheet ofNori.Now you simply spread it out, nice and softly, dont overdo it, thats fine,it doesnt have to be perfect, you just want to get a nice spread over it. Later whenyou roll the roll it spreads out the rice more evenly than compressed.Cover the Rice over the Entire Sheet of Nori Rolling Sushi FreehandYou just add the avocado, and well it doesnt matter the filling.So Im adding heresome avocado and salmon, and you simply lift up the back, turn it over the filling keepingwith your other fingers here, and then turning it over and pushing it in like so. Then youjust turn it over like so, and now you firm it up with a bamboo rolling mat.What I like to do is turn it on its side then firm it up again and turn it back to the originalposition and firm it up one more time. Turning it gives it a more uniform finish.Rolling an Inside-Out Sushi Roll with a Bamboo Rolling MatYou want to fully cover the sheet of Nori and now you want to flip it over, you wantto place it on top of your bamboo rolling mat with a plastic bag over it.Now you bringit towards the end here, like so, you leave a little bit of space, and you add your filling.In this case some crab sticks and a little bit of cucumber, this is just to show, andnow you begin the rolling. Just bring up the back of the mat, so youroll it forwards, holding in the filling with your fingers, and then you press in this waytowards yourself, applying pressure on the back and firming it up like a square. Thisgives it the square shape, by holding the sushi mat in the square shape.Now you detach,push it forward over to the next phase and just firm up that square piece. Now you dothe same to make sure the roll is completely done and thats it, now you just apply pressurefrom the sides and pressure on the top. You do this with both hands and using the indexfinger to press down and that creates a square roll.Rolling Towards Yourself or Away From Yourself? Now rolling it, you can roll it either awayfrom yourself or towards yourself, I dont really care as long as you just roll it. Nowmost sushi chefs in the restaurants they roll it away from them, keeping the content ofthe roll in with the fingers and rolling it over with the thumb. Okay now when I startedout I used to like rolling it towards me, and controlling the content with my thumbsand rolling it up forward, this way I could have visual contact with the food as yourerolling it and you could see what was going on to correct it.Now the other way you cantyou have to curve over and look down underneath, its not as practical. I would say for beginnersyou probably want to start rolling towards yourself just to get some confidence and thenwhen you can flip it over turn it around and do it the other way, away from yourself.Tips for Rolling Inside-Out Sushi Rolls Now I would say the best method is with theplastic bag around like so, it does get a little bit strange sometimes but if you justleave a little gap in the corner, so dont completely seal it, that allows some air toflow in and out and then you get the compression, or if you could somehow vacuum seal this soyou just completely have no air inside so that the rolling mat is just tight.This is the best method and if your rice still sticks to the plastic what you want to dois just run this under the tap, cold water, and even though there is no water on the plastic,you can see there are microscopic particles between the plastic and whatever you placeon it, so when the rice comes in contact with it, it actually doesnt stick to it.Thekey to make sushi and not having the rice stick to your hands or anything around youis to have just a little bit of water just before you touch the rice. So either cuttingit, rolling it, or touching it with your hands, even just to grab some rice, you want to alwayshave them slightly damp, not wet, but just a little bit moist.Rolling a Maki Sushi Roll Alright the basics of how to roll a simpleMaki roll is you just take your rice, you spread it out, but you leave a little gapabout 3/4 of an inch long which would be about 1.5 centimeters. Just simply spread it outand leave an imaginary line here where no rice comes over.Now you place your filling, in this case a little sliver of tuna in the middle of saidrice, and then you simply bring over now you can do this either by hand or with thehelp of a rolling mat.Now in the case of the rolling mat just simply place it over,bring the backend of the Nori towards the end of the rolling mat and you leave the emptyside away from you. Now you roll it over and you close it so the seaweed paper meets theseaweed paper and there is no rice. Okay, and then you simply roll it over, and thereyou go. This is how you make a simple squared Maki roll.How Should You Roll? I think you just find the style of sushi rollwhich suits you and just have fun doing it. How do you roll sushi?Leave your answers below in the comments section. END.