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50 minutes


Nigiri or nigiri sushi is a popular Japanese sushi. Shrimp nigiri is one of the easiest nigiri recipes that you can make at home with shrimp and sushi rice.


– 1/2 portion of Sushi Rice – 1/2 cup water – 1/2 cup Japanese rice vinegar – 1 teaspoon wasabi – Soy sauce – Gari (Japanese pickled ginger)

Step 1

 Make 1/2 a portion of Sushi Rice.

Step 2

Make the vinegared water by mixing the water and vinegar together. Stir to mix well. Set aside.

Step 3

Devein the shrimp with a tooth pick. Pick the vein and then pull it out with your thumb and index finger.

Step 4

Thread each shrimp onto a tooth pick. Make sure the shrimp is straight on the tooth pick. Repeat the same for the rest of the shrimp.

Step 5

Bring a small pot of water to boil, cook the shrimp for about 1-2 minutes, or until they are cooked through and the shells turn red.

Step 6

Remove the shrimp with a colander, set aside and let cool.

Step 7

Remove shells and make an incision on the underside of each shrimp. Open up and spread each shrimp on a flat surface.

Step 8

Making Nigiri Sushi Rub the vinegared water on your hands and roll the sushi rice using your right hand into a barrel shape.

Step 9

Place a shrimp in your left hand and add wasabi.

Step 10

Place the sushi rice on the shrimp , firmly press using the first two fingers of your right hand. Flip the shrimp sushi over so the shrimp is on top. Transfer it to a serving platter.

Step 11

Repeat the same until all the shrimp sushi are assembled. Serve immediately with soy sauce, gari (pickled Japanese ginger) and wasabi.

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