Caterpillar Roll Recipe

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For your next at-home sushi night, wow your family with a caterpillar roll that showcases intricate layers of thinly sliced avocado. Filled with crisp cucumbers and savory unagi, it is both appetizing and beautiful to look at.
Dinner
Japanese
14
ingredients
9
steps
55
minutes
Dom Lorenzo received his Bachelor of Science in Culinary Science at an international culinary arts school. He is a chef, recipe developer and food stylist who has previously worked as a chef de partie for the luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. He specializes in Asian cuisine but is also well-versed in classic French cuisine.

Ingredients

Servings:
6
For the Sushi Rice
1 cup(s)
sushi rice, rinsed
1 1/2 cup(s)
water
1/4 cup(s)
rice vinegar
2 tblsp
sugar
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
sesame oil
For the Kabayaki Sauce
1/4 cup(s)
soy sauce
1/4 cup(s)
sake
1/4 cup(s)
sugar
For the Rolls
4
sheets of nori
400 g
unagi, cut into strips
1
small cucumber, peeled and cut into strips
1
avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
soy sauce and wasabi paste for dipping
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Directions 9 steps | 55 Minutes

Step 1

Make the sushi rice. Combine rice and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Cover and leave to cook for 20 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the lid on for another 10 minutes.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, heat the rice vinegar, sugar, salt and sesame oil just until the sugar is fully dissolved.

Step 3

In a medium bowl, fluff cooked rice with a fork while stirring in the vinegar mixture. Set prepared sushi rice aside to cool.

Step 4

Make the kabayaki sauce. In a small pot, add the soy sauce, sake and sugar and simmer over low heat until thick and syrupy. Set aside to cool. Next, make the rolls. Lay a sheet of nori on top of a sushi mat. Evenly spread about 3/4 cup of sushi rice on top of the nori. Lay a sheet of either wax paper or plastic wrap on top of the rice and flip over.

Step 5

Lay unagi and cucumber strips near one edge of the nori.

Step 6

Lift one edge of the rolling mat and tightly roll up to the other end.

Step 7

Place the sliced avocado on one side of the wax paper or plastic wrap, opposite the sushi roll.

Step 8

Gently fan out the avocado slices to the length of the sushi roll and place the sushi roll on top of the avocado. Use the sushi mat to adhere the avocado onto the sushi roll. Repeat for the remaining ingredients.

Step 9

Slice each sushi roll into six pieces and transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle kabayaki sauce on top. Enjoy your caterpillar roll by serving it with soy sauce and wasabi paste on the side.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
250
FAT
5.9 g
PROTEIN
4 g
CARBS
43.3 g

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

31 Jul 2022

Love how simple this recipe is but so much flavor

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Sam N.

Sam

27 Aug 2021

Great recipe!!! Easy to understand and replicate!

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