How to Roll Sushi with Just a Towel

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You don't have to be a highly trained master sushi chef to make perfect sushi at home. You don't even need any special tools; just the ingredients, and a dish towel. It's way easier than you'd think.

A video from Easy Cooking shows exactly how to roll sushi using a a towel, which is a nice little hack for those sushi newbies who haven't invested in a bamboo sushi-rolling mat, or for those who just are too lazy to dig their bamboo mat out of the kitchen drawer. Whatever the case, luckily, it's super easy to use a regular towel to guide your sushi into its proper shape.

Basically, you're going to carefully roll your sushi into the towel in small sections, applying pressure each time you finish a section. It's much easier to understand with a visual, so watch the video for the full demonstration, and then try it out for yourself.

Congrats! You just became a master sushi chef! Well, not quite. But at least you know this cool trick.

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Kara King is a News Writer at Thrillist and could use some cooking lessons. Send news tips to and follow her a @karatillie.