Rainbow sushi recipe

Rainbow sushi recipe

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Rainbow sushi

Rainbow sushi is the name given to different sushi rolls with the common feature of having four different colored toppings on the roll. The rainbow roll is very aesthetic, and a good sushi bar choice for those who wish to try out different flavors on the same dish.


  • 2 cups sushi rice.
  • 2-3 nori sheets
  • a small portion of:
    • Salmon
    • Tuna
    • Sea base
    • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Green onions (onion shoots).


Making the roll

First prepare the toppings:

Make thin, even slices of the three types of fish. Suggested thickness is 0.5cm. You can make long and wide slices, and use them to coat the entire roll – or smaller slices to coat only the top of the roll.

Fillings and rolling:

Cut the cucumber into long thin sticks. It should be as thin as you can, and as long as a roll, or half a roll if the cucumber is too small. The green onions should be chopped into onions or thinner. Cut the nori in half, and cover it with rice. Flip the nori for I/O rolling, and lay the fillings on the nori. Use as much fillings as you want, as long as you can clsoe the sushi roll.

And roll.

If you aren’t sure how to roll an I/O sushi, use this guide: How to roll an inside out sushi roll.

Topping the toppings:

Lay the slices on top of the roll so that each topping takes 1/4 of the roll length.

For the avocado – Use a vegetable peeler to peel thin slices of the avocado, and lay them directly on the roll to cover the rest of it. Use the avocado immediately after peeling, it will be harder to pick it up after you lay the peels down!

Use a bamboo rolling mat wrapped with Saran wrap tape, to tighten the toppings to the roll.

Press firmly for a few seconds for best results.