How to Make a Spider Roll Sushi

In a mood for some sushi indulgence? Then why not try the spider roll sushi. You will love its crispy goodness and delicious taste. Learn how to make spider roll sushi in this Tastessence article.
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To ensure that your sushi seals properly and does not roll out, wet both ends of the nori sheet before sealing the sushi.
Spider roll sushi is a type of makai sushi in which raw fish or any other meat is rolled in cooked rice along with vegetables and spices. In spider roll sushi, tempura soft-shell crabs are used. The legs of the crabs stick out of the sushi roll, making it look like a spider; thus, the name spider roll sushi.
Avocado, asparagus, or cucumber, and sometimes, mayonnaise is added to the sushi along with pepper for flavoring.
This dish is very easy to make at home. All you need is basic items required to cook sushi, like a sushi mat. Check out how to make spider roll sushi along with its nutrition facts in this Tastessence article.
Spider Roll Sushi Recipe
spider sushi roll
♨ Short-grain rice, 1½ cups
♨ Soft-shell crabs, cleaned, 4 oz.
♨ Nori (seaweed) sheets, 4
♨ Water, 1½ cups
♨ Green onion, sliced, ½ cup
♨ All-purpose flour, ¼ cup
♨ Avocado, peeled, 1
♨ Sesame seeds, 4 tbsp.
♨ Rice vinegar, 2 tbsp.
♨ Butter, 1 tbsp.
♨ Salt, ¼ tsp.
♨ Black pepper, ¼ tsp.

♨ First, cook the rice. Boil water and rice in a saucepan.
♨ Then let it simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
♨ Now, add rice vinegar to the cooked rice, and let it rest for half an hour.
♨ Sprinkle salt and pepper over the crabs, and coat them in flour.
♨ Add butter to a nonstick pan, and cook the crabs till golden.
♨ Cut each crab into four pieces, and let the legs remain attached.
♨ Place a sushi mat on the table. Put the nori sheet in the center.
♨ Moist your hands, and pat the cooked rice on the sheet.
♨ Leave a one-inch border on the nori side closest to you.
♨ Arrange the crab pieces and avocado slices on the rice.
♨ The legs of the crab should extend over the nori.
♨ Sprinkle sesame seeds and green onion.
♨ Lift the end of the nori closest to you and fold the sushi.
♨ Roll the entire nori sheet, and use the sushi mat to seal it.
♨ Finally, slice the roll into 8 pieces with a sharp knife.
♨ Serve with spicy eel sauce, wasabi, or soya sauce.
Nutritional Facts
The basic ingredients in sushi, like rice, raw fish, and vegetables, are low in fat, but high in carbohydrates and protein. Since the crab is fried, the calories increase in spider roll sushi. This dish should be consumed occasionally. You can also substitute rice with brown rice to make the dish healthier.
Serving Size: 3 pieces (130 g)
Nutrient Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 200 -
Calories from fat 81 -
Total fat 9 g 14
Sodium 620 mg 26
Carbohydrates 20 g 7
Protein 11 g -
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4
Cholesterol 75 mg 25