Gunkan Maki Sushi with Prawn & Cucumber recipe

Total time 15 mins
15 mins preparation time

Japanese gunkan maki are boat-shaped sushi consisting of an oval of rice wrapped in seaweed/nori. These prawn gunkan maki are really easy to make at home

Ingredients

4 portion(s)
2 tbsp
diced cucumber
2 tbsp
chopped cooked prawns
1 tbsp
herb cream cheese
1 
nori sheet
80 g
cooked sushi rice*

To serve:

Cucumber
prawns
Nutritional facts (per portion): 226 kJ  /  54 kcal
1.3 g Fat
3.6 g Protein
6.8 g Carbohydrates

Preparation

Step 1

Mix cucumber cubes, prawn pieces and cream cheese in a bowl.

Step 2

Cut 1 nori sheet: cut a strip of 3 cm on one side against the lines and put aside

Step 3

Cut 4 nori strips using the given lines and set aside ready (approx. 3 cm x 15 cm 4 sheets).

Step 4

Form 4 x 20 g sushi rice into oval balls with wet fingers.

Step 5

Place a nori strip around each ball, "glue" it with a few grains of sticky rice and press it well.

Step 6

Place one portion of the prepared cucumber and prawn mixture on each rice ball.

Step 7

Arrange gunkan with cucumber and prawns to garnish and serve with Kikkoman soy sauce.

Tip:

When cooking rice, use the ratio of rice: water = 1 : 1. Less water is used when preparing sushi rice than when preparing conventional rice.

*For sushi rice (approx. 1 kg cooked sushi rice)

1. Cook 450g sushi rice in 450ml water according to pack instructions. Then season with 100 ml Kikkoman seasoning for sushi rice or alternatively a mix of 70 ml rice vinegar, 30 g sugar and 15 g salt.

 

Recipe-ID: 945

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Mix cucumber cubes, prawn pieces and cream cheese in a bowl.

Cut 1 nori sheet: cut a strip of 3 cm on one side against the lines and put aside

Cut 4 nori strips using the given lines and set aside ready (approx. 3 cm x 15 cm 4 sheets).

Form 4 x 20 g sushi rice into oval balls with wet fingers.

Place a nori strip around each ball, "glue" it with a few grains of sticky rice and press it well.

Place one portion of the prepared cucumber and prawn mixture on each rice ball.

Arrange gunkan with cucumber and prawns to garnish and serve with Kikkoman soy sauce.

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