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Norimaki Stopped With Fish Roe

Norimaki, also known as sushi rolls wrapped in nori seaweed, is a beloved staple of Japanese cuisine enjoyed worldwide for its versatility and delicious flavor combinations. While traditional norimaki often features a variety of fillings such as fish, vegetables, and sauces, one particularly luxurious variation involves stuffing the rolls with fish roe. This indulgent twist adds a burst of briny flavor and delightful texture to every bite, elevating the sushi experience to new heights. In this article, we’ll explore the art of making norimaki stuffed with fish roe and how you can recreate this exquisite delicacy at home.


  • Sushi rice
  • Nori seaweed sheets
  • Assorted fillings (e.g., fish roe, cucumber, avocado, crab sticks)
  • Soy sauce
  • Wasabi paste
  • Pickled ginger


1. Prepare the Sushi Rice:

  • Rinse sushi rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • Cook the rice according to package instructions or using a rice cooker.
  • In a small bowl, mix rice vinegar, sugar, and salt to create a seasoning mixture.
  • Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a large bowl and gently fold in the seasoning mixture while the rice is still warm. Allow the rice to cool to room temperature.

2. Prepare the Nori and Fillings:

  • Cut the nori seaweed sheets in half widthwise to create smaller rectangles that are easier to work with.
  • Prepare your chosen fillings by slicing them into thin strips or pieces that will fit neatly inside the nori rolls. Popular options include cucumber, avocado, crab sticks, and of course, fish roe.

3. Assemble the Norimaki:

  • Place a half sheet of nori seaweed on a clean surface, shiny side down.
  • Moisten your hands with water to prevent the rice from sticking, and spread a thin layer of sushi rice evenly over the nori, leaving a small border along the top edge.
  • Arrange your desired fillings in a line along the bottom edge of the rice, ensuring even distribution.

4. Roll and Seal:

  • Carefully roll the nori and rice away from you, using a bamboo sushi rolling mat to help shape the roll.
  • Once rolled, moisten the top border of the nori sheet with water to seal the roll securely.

5. Add Fish Roe:

  • Gently press fish roe onto the top of the norimaki roll, covering the entire surface evenly. You can use a single type of fish roe or a combination for added visual appeal and flavor complexity.

6. Slice and Serve:

  • Using a sharp knife, slice the norimaki roll into bite-sized pieces, wiping the knife clean between cuts for neat edges.
  • Arrange the pieces on a serving platter and garnish with additional fish roe, if desired.

7. Enjoy with Condiments:

  • Serve the norimaki stuffed with fish roe alongside soy sauce, wasabi paste, and pickled ginger to complement the flavors and provide balance.
  • Encourage your guests to mix and match condiments to create their perfect bite, savoring the delightful combination of textures and tastes.

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