Mini Sesame-Cucumber Hand Rolls

Mini Sesame-Cucumber Hand Rolls

Easy to make and eat, hand rolls, or temaki, make a party-friendly sushi option. These are seasoned with gomashio (a Japanese condiment made with toasted sesame seeds and salt) and sushi seasoning (a mix of vinegar, sugar, and salt). Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

  • 24Servings


    • 1 cup sushi rice, rinsed and drained several times
    • 6 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. sushi seasoning, divided
    • 1/4 cup gomashio
    • 2 Persian or 1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cut into 2-inch-long matchsticks (2 cups)
    • 8 sheets toasted nori


    1. Cook rice in saucepan according to package directions. Cool, covered, in saucepan 5 minutes, then stir in 6 Tbs. sushi seasoning. Cool until just warm, then stir in gomashio.

    2. Toss cucumbers with remaining 2 tsp. sushi seasoning. Drain in sieve, and set aside.

    3. Cut each nori sheet into 3 strips. Place 1 strip on work surface with long end nearest you. Spoon 1 Tbs. rice mixture on one end of nori strip, and flatten a little. Top with 5 or 6 cucumber matchsticks. Lift bottom corner under rice and cucumber, and roll nori strip around mixture to form small cone. Seal cone with 1 or 2 grains of rice. Repeat with remaining nori strips, rice, and cucumber.

    Nutrition Information

    • Calories: 45
    • Carbohydrate Content: 7 g
    • Fat Content: 0.5 g
    • Fiber Content: 0.5 g
    • Protein Content: 0.5 g
    • Sodium Content: 349 mg
    • Sugar Content: 2 g