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The Best Easy Sushi Rolls To Make at Home

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There’s nothing like a homemade sushi dinner and it’s totally achievable with these easy sushi rolls to make at home.

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There was a time when we thought the only way we could enjoy sushi was at a restaurant.

We love to go out for sushi, don’t get us wrong. But the cost quickly adds up. So, while we used to go frequently, now restaurants are more of an occasional treat.

And, quite frankly, with sushi and our other seafood menus, we are happy to prepare our own dishes and even prefer them.

Plus, you can save money by preparing your own sushi, and enjoy sushi much more often as a result.

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There are so many benefits to make your own sushi for lunch or dinner.

It’s simple and fun to do, not to mention nutritious, tastes delicious and is a cost effective way to enjoy sushi in your regular rotation.

Why You’ll Love Making Easy Sushi Rolls At Home

Making sushi at home is easy to do, once you get the hang of it. It’s actually quite simple, really.

And with a failproof sushi rice recipe and your favorite sushi ingredients, you’ll be preparing sushi like a pro.

Sushi is definitely a crowd favorite and your guests will appreciate homemade sushi.

Plus, you can save a lot of money by making your own sushi rolls, when you compare the cost of homemade vs. restaurant sushi.

We still can’t believe how affordable it is to make homemade sushi. When you know how to make your own, then it’s possible to have sushi all of the time!

Kitchen Tools To Make Easy Sushi Rolls

There are a few items that make sushi rolling easier to do. The following are helpful:

  • Bamboo Mat
  • Ziploc Bag
  • Sushi Knife, or thin serrated knife
  • Instant Pot or Rice Cooker for making sushi rice

We go into more detail in this post How To Roll Sushi The Easy Way Our tips will make rolling sushi so much easier for you.

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How To Roll Sushi The Easy Way

We still can’t believe how easy it is to do. Just give it a try and follow our easy method with step by step instructions.

Stock Up on Sushi Ingredients

First you’ll want to be sure to have as many ingredients as you can at home ready to go

Here are some helpful fridge, freezer and pantry items to keep on hand.

Basic Sushi Ingredients for Easy Sushi Rolls

You’ll need to have some basic ingredients for sushi at home.

  • Sushi Rice
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Nori Sheets
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Cream Cheese to cut into sticks to use as a filling
  • Ripe Avocado and ripe mango, if using
  • Vegetables such as cucumber
  • Seafood – canned, frozen and fresh

Begin by making a batch of Failproof Instant Pot Sushi Rice and let it cool down in the fridge while you gather the rest of your ingredients.

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Failproof Instant Pot Sushi Rice Recipe – Makes Enough for Eight Sushi Rolls

Canned Seafood for Easy Sushi Rolls

  • Canned Salmon
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Crabmeat

Frozen Seafood for Easy Sushi Rolls

  • Smoked or Cured Salmon Gravlax
  • Cold Water Shrimp

These are some of our favorite easy sushi rolls made with canned seafood

Vegetables and Fruit For Easy Homemade Sushi Rolls

  • Cucumber
  • Avocado (ripe)
  • Mango (ripe)
  • Carrots
  • Bell Pepper
  • Asparagus

Easy Sushi Rolls With Canned Seafood

Spicy Canned Tuna Sushi Roll Uramaki

We immediately fell in love with spicy canned tuna sushi rolls at a local sushi boat restaurant.

Diners at a sushi boat restaurant are delighted by small plates of various sushi that float by on a sushi boat canal next to their tables.

We can never pass up a spicy tuna roll plate whenever it comes by. It is one of our favorite easy sushi rolls that we now recreate at home!

spicy canned tuna sushi roll uramaki recipe
An irrisistible roll, made with a tuna salad mix, cream cheese and sliced vegetables, you will love these familiar flavors that are kicked up with some sriracha inside the roll and spicy mayo on top. Recipe makes two rolls.
Check out this recipe

Canned Salmon Sushi Roll Uramaki

Like the canned tuna roll, you can make this roll a spicy salmon with a drizzle of the sriracha sushi sauce over top.

This is a great recipe for that canned salmon you have in the pantry.

canned salmon sushi roll uramaki recipe
Make this simple canned salmon sushi roll uramaki as part of an easy homemade sushi dinner. With a creamy salmon salad sandwich mix, extra creaminess from cream cheese and a nice contrast with crisp vegetables, you'll love this roll. You can drizzle spicy sriracha mayo sauce over top to turn it into a spicy salmon roll,
Check out this recipe

Canned Crabmeat Sushi Maki Roll

Take advantage of the convenience of canned crabmeat in this tasty crab mix sushi roll. Similar to the tuna roll above, it’s another great choice to add to your menu.

canned crabmeat sushi maki roll recipe
Canned crabmeat sushi maki roll, made with crab salad sandwich mix without mayo, with extra creaminess from cream cheese, is a convenient and tasty roll. Serve with wasabi, homemade spicy sriracha mayo sauce (drizzle over top for a spicy crab roll), soy sauce and pickled ginger.
Check out this recipe

Once you try these convenient and delicious sushi rolls with canned seafood, you’ll be impressed with the flavor as well as ease of preparation.

Easy Sushi Rolls With Frozen Seafood

Keep some frozen seafood on hand for more delicious homemade sushi rolls. Then, all you need to do is thaw the seafood and you’re good to go.

One of the easiest types of frozen seafood to work with is smoked salmon or gravlax.

Since the packages of gravlax are usually flat, they are easy to store in your freezer and they thaw out pretty quick.

You can make a variety of easy sushi rolls with gravlax. Read on to learn about three variations of gravlax sushi.

Easy Sushi Rolls With Smoked Salmon Gravlax

Wonder what to do with those frozen flat packages of smoked salmon cured gravlax? Turns out, smoked salmon is really convenient to use for homemade sushi.

Gravlax Salmon Maki Sushi Roll

Turn gravlax into a tasty sushi maki roll with cucumber, avocado and cream cheese.

gravlax salmon maki sushi roll recipe
Convenient to make, gravlax salmon maki sushi rolls are an easy favorite flavor combo with IKEA gravlax smoked salmon, cucumber, avocado and cream cheese. Serve with wasabi, spicy sriracha mayo and soy sauce.
Check out this recipe

Gravlax Salmon Sushi Roll Uramaki

Prefer it uramaki style, with the gravlax on the outside of the roll? No problem. Here’s an easy gravlax uramaki roll recipe also with cucumber, avocado and cream cheese!

gravlax salmon sushi roll uramaki recipe
Smoked Salmon Gravad Lax (Gravlax) is wrapped on the outside of this stunning roll, with favorites cucumber, avocado and cream cheese on the inside. Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, homemade spicy mayo and pickled ginger. Makes two rolls.
Check out this recipe

Creamy Gravlax Salmon Sushi Uramaki Roll

Getting back to sushi rolls with a creamy filling mix, this one has a smoked salmon sandwich mix filling similar to the canned seafood mixes.

You can choose to include the same favorite fillings like cucumber, cream cheese and avocado if you like.

We add some zing to it with lemon zest inside and on top of the roll!

creamy gravlax salmon sushi uramaki roll recipe
Creamy gravlax salmon sushi uramaki roll made with a smoked salmon salad mix (can use gravlax from IKEA supermarket or any grocery) without mayo. Fresh lemon zest inside and on the roll makes for a refreshing flavor and lovely presentation.
Check out this recipe

Shrimp Sushi Roll Uramaki

Here’s an easy sushi roll made with a creamy cold water shrimp mix.

shrimp sushi roll uramaki recipe
This creamy shrimp sushi roll uramaki is a fusion roll inspired by Swedish Toast Skagen, made with a tangy cold water shrimp mix (skagenröra). With fish roe caviar, or IKEA seaweed pearls, a fish roe caviar substitute, this is a stunning roll in both flavor and presentation.
Check out this recipe

More Easy Sushi Rolls – Restaurant Favorites

You’ll surely recognize these from sushi restaurant menus.

California Roll

A classic sushi roll made with cucumber, crab (real or imitation) and avocado.

Philadelphia Roll

You’ll love this easy sushi roll with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and avocado.

Easy Sushi Rolls – Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

There are endless combinations for vegetarian sushi rolls. Here are four super easy vegetarian sushi rolls.

Mango Sushi Roll

You can make a simple and amazing sushi roll with ripe Mango and Cream Cheese.

Cucumber Roll

An easy and flavorful roll with cucumber and cream cheese, this one is a classic and tasty favorite!

Avocado Roll

A simple and delicious roll made with avocado and thinly sliced cucumber and carrots.

Veggie Roll

Veggie rolls are easy to make with your favorite veggies like red pepper, cucumber, avocado, mango.

Feel free to be creative and make more veggie rolls with your favorite vegetarian sushi ingredients.

What To Serve With Easy Sushi Rolls

Homemade sushi rolls are best enjoyed with soy sauce, pickled ginger, wasabi and spicy sriracha sushi dipping sauce.

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We also love wakame seaweed salad and miso soup as side dishes to sushi.

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Want to ensure the sushi making process is a cinch?

Check out our post about How To Roll Sushi The Easy Way with a simple method that we outline step by step.

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