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Ingredients[]

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  • nori
  • vinegar rice or rice (shari)

Neta[]

Directions[]

Making Nigiri Sushi Step 1
1. Slice up some Neta for toppings.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 2
2. Wet both hands well with vinegar, then take some Shari in your right hand and squeeze the Shari to make it oblong and bite-sized.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 3
3. Place the Neta in your left hand; it should rest on the second joint of your fingers.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 4
4. While holding the Shari in your right hand, put a bit of Wasabi on the top-side of the Neta.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 5
5. Place the Shari on top of the Neta (on top of the Wasabi), then press the top of Shari with left thumb gently, and also make a dent on the sides with right fingers.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 6
6. While shaping the Shari , make a line-like dent with your right index finger.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 7
7. Turn it around.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 8
8. Step 7 is called Tatekaeshi.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 9
9. While using your left hand in a box shape and pressing, insert your thumb under the neta and then shape the edge.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 10
10. Holding the sushi with your right index finger, middle finger, and thumb, turn it around.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 11
11. Hold it with your right thumb and index finger and press the sides gently.
Making Nigiri Sushi Step 12
12. Press it together one more time and then you are finished. The Shari part should be in the shape of the bottom of a boat.