Are you a lover of Japanese cuisine or are you simply curious to try making it at home
Let’s find out what temaki is and how you can prepare excellent ones! Japanese cuisine: temaki ebiten

  • Japanese cuisine: temaki ebiten
    • What is that
  • Temaki ebiten
    • How to eat
    • Differences
  • Temaki: the original
    • Procedure:
  • Variants
    • Temaki California
    • Vegetarian Temaki
  • Additions
  • How to serve it
  • storage
    • Japanese Cuisine and Pregnancy
      As many of you know, you cannot eat raw food during pregnancy. This means that you have to give up temaki and all the foods that are usually eaten in a Japanese restaurant.
      Try to contact your doctor to see if you can consume some variant of temaki maybe cooked at home by you. Obviously it won’t be the same but it will help you to quench the desire for Japanese.
  • Temaki ebiten is good for diets

If you’ve been to a Japanese restaurant before, you probably already know the entire menu by heart and know what they are.
For those who do not remember it or do not know it, it is good to know what a temaki is in general and then discover its variants. What is
Temaki is a cold dish of Japanese cuisine. It has a cone shape made with seaweed and usually contains rice, a vegetable (salad, avocado or cucumber) and fish.
Its ease of execution makes it one of the main Japanese dishes that are easy to recreate at home. It does not require special equipment and is also quite economical. Temaki ebiten
Temaki ebiten is a particular variant of temaki that includes, in addition to rice: fried shrimps (obviously shelled), sesame seeds and teriyaki sauce.
This variant has a slightly higher degree of difficulty and also the execution time increases. Having to shell and cook the shrimp, it takes longer. How to eat
It is eaten cold and since it is too big to be taken with chopsticks, it can be eaten with your hands.
It should be served and eaten immediately because both rice and fish tend to deteriorate quickly.
There is no time to eat it. Being a low-calorie food, which does not swell and has no contraindications, it is good for both lunch and dinner. Differences
When you are a beginner, a nigiri is often confused with a sashimi and so on.
Like “maki”, for example we find all the rice cylinders. For example, there are hosomaki which are rolls of nori seaweed that contain the same ingredients as temaki. The difference and the size. If the rice is on the outside and then inside we find the seaweed, then it is called uramaki. Temaki: the original
The first recipe that I present to you is that of the original temaki.
What you need to make one:

  • A leaf of nori seaweed;
  • Rice for sushi: approximately 50 gr
  • Fillet of tuna (it will be called temaki maguro) or salmon that must be blast chilled and cleaned: 40 gr
  • A shiso leaf
  • Rice vinegar
  • Soy sauce


  • Prepare the rice and let it cool
  • Season with a drop of rice vinegar
  • Cut the fish into chunks or sticks
  • Cut the seaweed sheet in half and place a little rice in a corner
  • Crush it creating a small niche in which you go to insert the shiso leaf and the fish cut into chunks or sticks.
  • Season to taste with soy sauce or wasabi
  • Roll the nori seaweed diagonally, creating a cone

Allow about 30 minutes of preparation time for 1 temaki.
The time remains more or less the same even if you do up to four, because the cooking and cooling time of the rice is always the same.
The difficulty of execution is equal to 2 out of 5.
It therefore turns out to be a fairly easy dish and within anyone’s reach.
The price varies depending on the ingredients you want to put inside.
In any case, the bare minimum you will need will always be: the external algae; rice for sushi; a vegetable (avocado, salad, etc ..).
If you want it with fish, the price will obviously increase.
To make a cheap temaki you can opt for a vegetarian and / or vegan version. Variants
There are numerous variations and you can create different temaki. The procedure is almost always the same because the ingredients change.
Below you will find alternatives to the elements that are present in the original recipe.
To replace:

  • the tuna / salmon. You can insert any fish you love inside the seaweed cone, for example raw or cooked shrimp, marinated eel, sea bream, sea bass;
  • shiso leaf. In this case you have the option to add avocado or cucumber. It depends on whether you want a softer or a crisper result. Avocado is the ideal choice if you want a softer temaki.
  • soy sauce. If you don’t like the taste of soy sauce or you want an excellent alternative, you can season the rice with: mayonnaise, soft Philadelphia cheese, tuna sauce.

Temaki California
A very famous variant is that of Temaki California. It is called this because the ingredients of the california roll are placed inside the seaweed, which are: rice, avocado, salmon and black sesame seeds. Vegetarian Temaki
If you are a vegetarian you can create your own vegetarian temaki without any problems. Just add the avocado and season with mayonnaise, philadelphia or soy sauce.
A very tasty variant and also the one with fruit. You can fill your temaki with pineapple, mango or strawberry.
Obviously you can also make the vegan version by eliminating the mayonnaise and cheese. Additions
You can enrich as you like by placing what you want.
For example you can make a mix and therefore not make a temaki for example only salmon or only tuna but create one that contains both.
Or you can also add ikura (which are salmon roe). How to serve it
Whichever variant you have chosen for your temaki, if you want to serve it correctly you will have to buy a “porta temaki”.
The temaki holder is nothing more than a wooden tray that has two or three holes in which you can store them.
If you do not have it, you can gently place the temaki on the plate trying not to let the inside of the seaweed escape. Conservation
Temaki can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours. I advise you to serve it and consume it immediately so as not to run into any kind of problem.
Avoid serving it too cold or the flavor will not be felt.
So if you want to have a Japanese dinner, prepare the temaki 1 hour maximum before consuming it.
To be able to eat raw fish you must follow very scrupulous hygiene rules, otherwise you run into a gastrointestinal virus due to raw or poorly cooked fish.
The fish should be kept in specific freezers and chilled by bringing it to – 18 ° C.
If you don’t have a home blast chiller, you can keep the fish in the freezer for at least 96 hours before thinking about consuming it. Japanese cuisine and pregnancyAs many of you know, raw food cannot be eaten during pregnancy. This means that you have to give up temaki and all the foods that are usually eaten in a Japanese restaurant.
Try to contact your doctor to see if you can consume some variant of temaki maybe cooked at home by you. Obviously it won’t be the same but it will help you to quench the desire for Japanese.
Temaki ebiten is good for dietsTemaki ebiten like all other variants is great if you are on a diet. Normally a temaki has around 260 kcal so it does not have an excessive caloric intake. The only problem when it comes to Japanese cuisine is that those who consume it tend to overdo it and therefore be careful not to overdo it.
Consume it to vary your diet.
Japanese cuisine in general is great cuisine for anyone. Whether or not you are young, vegetarian, vegan or omnivore.

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