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Homemade Sushi That You Can Enjoy Without Breaking The Bank!

Hey there, busy mom!

We hope you’re having the best week so far.

Here at Mom Training, we want to share with you the best recipes you can easily make at home so you can try out your favorite meals without breaking the bank. For this week’s recipe, we are sharing our homemade sushi recipe that you can make with your kids, so you can enjoy this famous Japanese cuisine without eating at an expensive restaurant. Sounds good?

Sushi is a Japanese cuisine staple that’s usually prepared with rice seasoned with some vinegar, and combined with fresh seafood like tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab sticks, and some veggies. These ingredients are rolled in the middle of a rice layer, and a nori sheet or seaweed wrapper can be used to seal everything together. You may eat the seafood raw or cook it a little bit, depending on your taste. This actually makes sushi healthy because everything is just either boiled, steamed, or raw - eliminating the need for oils and excessive ingredients.

Sushi is a good source of Omega 3 (thanks seafood!), protein, vitamins, and minerals thanks to the veggies. It's also very flavorful. It might sound weird to those who haven’t tried it, but we encourage you to give this recipe a go as this is a really healthy, delicious, and filling snack. Don’t worry because this recipe is tailored for the kids to enjoy as well. To top it all off, it’s absolutely fun to make!

You’ll need:

Rolling mat or cutting board

Cooked rice

Nori/ seaweed wrapper


Shrimp (cooked and peeled)

Cucumber (cut into strips)

Cream cheese sticks

Panko breadcrumbs



Let’s get started!

First off, we have to make sure that all ingredients are fresh and thoroughly clean.

Place a piece of nori or seaweed wrapper onto your rolling mat. You may also use a cutting board if you don’t have one. Once it’s laid out, scoop out some cooked white rice and place it onto the wrapper. Dip your hands in a bowl of water to make sure they’re wet before we get into the next step.

Using your hands, flatten the rice onto the surface of the wrapper. Leave about an inch towards the upper and bottom edges empty so we can seal the sushi roll. Keep flattening the rice until most of the wrapper is covered with it. Keep your hands wet to make sure the rice doesn’t stick. Keep smushing because the flatter the rice, the better! This way we can put in more ingredients in our sushi.

Place some shrimp pieces, cream cheese sticks, and cucumber strips in the middle of the wrapper. Make sure the entire length of the wrap has a generous filling.

Start rolling! You can do this by starting on the lower end. Lift it and start tucking in the ingredients, like how you would do in a spring roll. Seal the wrap with a little bit of water if necessary. Make it as tight as you can to hold all the ingredients together.

Lay the roll on a plate or chopping board and cut it into smaller, round pieces.

You can make as many rolls of sushi as you want! Just keep repeating the previous steps.

For decorative purposes and some added crunch, sprinkle Panko breadcrumbs at the top of the sushi rolls.

For the dip, simply mix some mayonnaise and Sriracha together for that spicy mayo goodness.

There it is! Sushi rolls that we usually just order in restaurants, made in the comfort of our homes. Grab your chopsticks and enjoy them, and be really generous with that delicious dip.

We hope you loved this recipe, because we definitely do! Feel free to watch the full Meal Monday video here. See you again next week!

- Micah from Mom Training


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