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Daiso’s super-easy, super-cheap sushi maker lets you make sushi rolls without rolling anything

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

When it comes to sushi, makizushi, as the rolled variety is called, is the most fun to make. You can put just about any ingredients you want into the rolls, and since everything is wrapped snugly in seaweed, makizushi are easy to eat and transport, making them great for picnics, parties, or packing in a lunch to take to work or school.

The tricky part, though, is that it takes a somewhat deft touch to roll everything up without the seaweed cracking or tearing. But thanks to a new kitchen gadget we picked up at 100-yen shop Daiso, we can now make perfect sushi rolls every time…and without even doing any rolling.

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The Furi Furi Norimaki Maker, which, like just about everything at Daiso, costs just 100 yen, is a T-shaped plastic mold with an attached handle, and is extremely simple to use.

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First, flip open the lid and add in a thin layer of rice. Next, toss in whatever filling you want (fish, egg, or, if you’re feeling healthy/cheap like us, sliced cucumber) and cover everything with a final layer of rice.

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Close the lid, grab the handle, and start shaking! Ideally, you want to give the mold 20 to 30 shakes to help everything compress into a cylindrical form.

Now that the core is complete, it’s time to apply the seaweed wrapping. Take a piece of dried seaweed (outside Japan, you can find these at most Asian supermarkets or specialty stores, as well as purchase them online), and place it into the slot on the Furi Furi Norimaki Maker while keeping the lid closed.

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The whole piece won’t fit into the slot, but once you’ve got just a bit in there, start shaking the mold once again. As you do this, the seaweed will get sucked into the mold, bit by bit.

Once the last bit gets sucked up, open the lid, and you’ll have a perfectly formed sushi roll.

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If you’re feeling decadent, you can eat the rolls whole. Alternatively, if you’re feeling generous enough to share, or simply want to boost the aesthetic quality, you can slice them into shorter pieces.

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Show up with a plate of these to a party, and you’re sure to be everyone’s hero. Of course, once your friends find out about how simple (and cheap) the Furi Furi Norimaki Maker is, they might want to get their own, but having a bunch of friends who’re ready to make sushi in just seconds sounds like a pretty good tradeoff for giving up a little bit of the spotlight.

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Yeah. Smashing!!! I can see the path breaking revolutionary technology here. I’ll remain amazed through the night (in my sleep) and wake up normal tomorrow.

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Ahhh this is perfect! I literally think I'm going to have to get this!! My little one has really gotten into sushi (thank god it’s something that’s not chicken nuggets) so I’ve promised her that we’ll start having it for dinner (only problem being I know very little about sushi and I literally have no idea at all how you go about making iti haha). So this would be a fantastic tool! On a side note - in terms of the rice do you need to add anything else? I’ve been going around the internet and printing out various guides I can find (I’m trying to build up a collection haha) and anyway this one says that you need to add vinegar, salt and sugar to make sushi rice  (http://rofuto.co.uk/news/how-to-make-sushi-at-home-guide/ ). Are there different ways to make it then or different versions of the rice? If so which would you recommend? X

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