Crafting Culinary Delights: A Guide to Making Triangle Nori Sushi

Sushi, the iconic Japanese dish, comes in countless varieties, and one of the most visually appealing and delicious is the Triangle Nori Sushi. These exquisite, bite-sized sushi triangles are as much a treat for the eyes as they are for the taste buds. In this blog, we'll take you through the process of making your own Triangle Nori Sushi, turning you into a sushi chef in the comfort of your own kitchen.


Before diving into the steps, let's gather the essential ingredients you'll need:

For the Sushi Rice:

  • Sushi rice (short-grain rice)
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt

For the Fillings:

  • Fresh sashimi-grade fish (e.g., tuna, salmon)
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots (julienned)
  • Nori seaweed sheets

For Assembly and Presentation:

  • Bamboo sushi rolling mat (makisu)
  • Plastic wrap
  • A small bowl of water
  • Pickled ginger, soy sauce, and wasabi for serving

Step 1: Prepare the Sushi Rice

  1. Rinse the sushi rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. Cook the rice according to the package instructions.
  3. While the rice is still warm, transfer it to a large bowl, and gently fold in a mixture of rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. This will give it the classic sushi rice flavor.

Step 2: Prep the Fillings

  1. Slice the fresh fish into thin strips.
  2. Cut the avocado, cucumber, and carrots into long, thin strips or julienne them.

Step 3: Assemble the Triangle Sushi

  1. Lay a bamboo sushi rolling mat on a clean, flat surface and cover it with plastic wrap.
  2. Place a sheet of nori, shiny side down, on the mat.
  3. Wet your fingers with water and take a handful of sushi rice. Spread it evenly over the nori, leaving about an inch at the top without rice.
  4. Arrange your choice of fillings (fish, avocado, cucumber, carrots) in a horizontal line on top of the rice, slightly off-center.
  5. Carefully lift the edge of the bamboo mat closest to the fillings and start rolling the nori and rice over the fillings, using the plastic wrap to help shape it into a triangular roll.
  6. Continue rolling until the nori is fully wrapped around the rice and fillings, forming a triangular shape.
  7. Seal the edge by moistening the exposed nori with a little water.
  8. Carefully remove the plastic wrap.

Step 4: Slice and Serve

  1. With a sharp, wet knife, cut the triangle sushi roll into smaller, bite-sized triangles.
  2. Arrange them on a plate, and serve with pickled ginger, soy sauce, and wasabi.

Triangle Nori Sushi not only delights the taste buds but also offers a visually stunning addition to your dining table. With a little practice, you can master the art of crafting these delectable sushi triangles at home. Get creative with your choice of fillings, and let your culinary skills shine as you enjoy these bite-sized culinary delights.