Although you can use any rice, the best to use is glutinous rice, or short-grain steamed rice like this one. Despite the name, glutinous rice does not have gluten in it, but it's sticky as if it did.
Nori is a thin sheet of dried seaweed that gets stronger and flexible when warm rice is placed on it. Nori is really just an Asian tortilla for sushi.
The filling is completely up to you! I used a frozen stir-fry veggie blend. I found all of this stuff at my normal grocery store in the imported section for about $10- that makes a LOT of sushi. Sushi party anyone? /:D
- Start out preparing about 1/2 cup dry rice per person. Be sure to chill the rice for at least 5 minutes before the next step!
- Lay a piece of nori down onto a large section of plastic wrap. This helps you roll everything up without it falling apart.
- Thickly spread rice with a wet spatula onto the nori. Leave about 1" of nori without rice.
- Slice some vegetables, tofu, fruit, beans, peanuts, sesame seeds, etc to top a section of the rice lengthwise. Whatever you use, don't pile too much on there!
- To roll, grab the plastic wrap on the opposite side of the 1" strip of nori and lift it over the filling. Tightly continue to roll the filling up. Don't let the plastic wrap get rolled in too!