How to Roll Sushi


  • Bamboo sushi mat
  • Gallon-sized Ziploc bag or strong plastic wrap
  • 1/2 cup cooked sushi rice
  • 1 sheet nori seaweed
  • Whatever filling you want


  • Place your bamboo sushi mat in a large plastic Ziploc bag or cover it in plastic wrap. 
  • Place half a sheet of nori seaweed, shiny side up, on the bamboo mat. With dampened fingers or the back of a spoon, spread ½ cup sushi rice on the nori, covering the whole sheet. Flip it over so the rice is on the bottom.
  • Place about ¼ cup of filling in a horizontal line across the lower third of the nori. 
  • Pull the bottom of the mat up to help roll the nori over the filling. Pull it taught toward you to make a tight roll, release the mat, and do it again a couple more times, until you reach the end. 
  • With a sharp knife, cut the roll crosswise into 6 even pieces.