Pork Maki Sushi

Pork Maki Sushi Recipe

Today we will make some amazing sushi rolls with pork meat, currently very popular in our area.


cooked rice (from 450 g white short-grain rice)
3 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 pack of nori sheets for sushi

for “filling”:
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp mirin (or sherry if you don’t have mirin)
1 tbsp sugar
1 larger garlic clove
300 g thinly sliced pork
1 lettuce
optional: mayo, sesame, wasabi

How to

We will start with the rice seasoning. Three tbsp of vinegar, three tbsp of sugar and one tsp of salt. Give it a stir and that’s it.

We cooked the rice in a rice cooker, but you can also use a stove, see our previous video for more info.

When the rice is cooked, we spread it in a flat and wide container. Add our seasoning and need to wait until the rice cools down, otherwise our nori sheets will wrinkle. We can use a fan to speed it up.

We will prepare the meat seasoning now, two tbsp soy sauce, one tbsp mirin and one tbsp sugar.
Mince our garlic, stir and we can continue with the meat.
Our pork is sliced very thin, it will be ready quickly. We add our seasoning, stirr until the sauce evaporates and we’re done.

After washing the lettuce, we need to get rid of water. Cut the cucumber into thin strips.


We prepare space for rolling the sushi. A zip-loc will save us washing up in the end. On a nori sheet we spread the rice evenly, leaving out one edge. You can also use your hand, just dip it into water before touching the rice so it doesn’t stick.
You can add also sesame if you like. Start with the cucumber, then meat and you might want to add also mayonnaise. Lettuce goes last, so that your finger won’t get dirty during rolling.

We can start rolling, it needs to be nice and even, make sure to tuck in the nori sheet. The edge without rice comes last, if it is peeling off, use few rice grains to “glue” it together.
From this amount of ingredients we rolled 5 thick rolls (futomaki).

Prepare a wet cloth for cutting. If you want nice clices, wipe your knife before each cut.


In Japan, this kind of sushi is usually eaten without soy sauce, try instead mixing some wasabi with mayonnaise and dip the sushi in when eating. Amazing!
That’s it, our feast is ready.

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