1 ball of rice, the size of a golf ball (you can get the sushi rice recipe here or here),
2 slices of salmon, tuna or other seafood,
1 small sheet of nori,
several pieces of julienne cucumber,
2 slices of avocado,
a small dab of wasabi.
Recipe: Place the nori on your kitchen counter with the shiny side down. Place the ball of rice on one side over the nori, and spread it with wet fingers over a little more than one-third over the nori sheet, as in the picture below. If you are using wasabi, it is necessary to apply it on the inside. Spread a little bit of wasabi over the rice, using your finger. Place your ingredients diagonally over the rice, as seen in the picture. Pull the nori sheet end on the side of the rice and roll the hand roll into a cone shape. Wet the opposite end of the nori with a little bit of water in order to stick, and close the hand roll. If you want to serve your hand rolls elegantly, you would need one of the serving dishes from the small picture above.
About the author: George Krumov is a Red Seal certified chef with many years of culinary experience working around the world in Europe, the Middle East, the cruise line industry and North America. In the last two decades he has headed the kitchens of several restaurants in Canada, and ran his own restaurant.