How To Make Dragon Roll
Enjoy mouthwatering dragon roll at home with this easy sushi recipe made with shrimp tempura, rice, crabmeat sticks, and unagi for a fancy Japanese night.
Rinse rice in a strainer until water runs clear.
Combine rice and water in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.
Combine rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan over low heat; stir until sugar is dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Pour over rice; stir until rice cools and looks dry.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Arrange shrimp tempura on the baking sheet.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden and crispy, about 6 minutes per side. Cut tails off 4 of the tempura shrimp.
Cover a bamboo sushi rolling mat with plastic wrap. Lay 1 sheet of nori, shiny-side down, on the plastic wrap. Spread 1 cup rice on top using moistened fingers, leaving a ⅓-inch border. Flip nori so rice is facing the mat.
Arrange imitation crabmeat and cucumber along the bottom edge of the nori sheet. Place 2 tail-off shrimp in the center of the nori sheet. Place 2 tail-on shrimp on the end so that the tails extend over the sides of the sheet. Lift the edge of the mat and roll up nori into a tight log around filling.
Transfer sushi roll to a serving plate. Layer avocado and unagi slices on top to cover the top and sides of the roll.
Slice roll into 8 pieces using a moistened knife. Repeat with remaining nori, rice, crabmeat, cucumber, avocado, and unagi to make a second roll.
Serve and enjoy.
- Calories: 548.66kcal
- Fat: 20.54g
- Saturated Fat: 2.69g
- Trans Fat: 0.00g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 13.18g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.46g
- Carbohydrates: 82.05g
- Fiber: 7.49g
- Sugar: 11.51g
- Protein: 11.26g
- Cholesterol: 30.24mg
- Sodium: 1079.45mg
- Calcium: 61.42mg
- Potassium: 808.48mg
- Iron: 1.67mg
- Vitamin A: 34.28µg
- Vitamin C: 15.28mg
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