The Sushi Making Kit is a multi-piece set that is designed to make three kinds of maki (or wrapped) sushi: Futo-maki (large square rolls with multiple fillings), hoso-maki (small roll with single filling) and heart-shaped maki (a decidedly American version, but delightful for special occasions and for kids). The kit includes three plastic molds, rice paddle and instruction booklet.
Sushi combines vinegar-seasoned rice with a wide variety of fillings — raw sushi-grade fish, smoked or cooked fish and other seafood, fresh or cooked vegetables, cooked meats and cheese and various pickles and herbs — all wrapped in seaweed sheets, known as nori. Shaped into rolls and cut into bite-sized pieces wrapped sushi is perfect for a full or light meal, appetizer, party hors d’oeuvres and healthy snack.
Maki-zushi, or rolled sushi, is fun to make and with this kit everyone can get involved, including kids! Simply place a sheet of nori into one of the molds, spread a layer of seasoned sushi rice, add your choice of fillings, add more seasoned rice to cover, fold the nori over and press firmly. There are even slots in the mold for slicing the sushi into perfect, even pieces.