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How to Make Gobo Sushi Roll

Gobo Sushi Roll Recipe

Learn how to make the delicious Japanese Gobo sushi roll from scratch, with minimal effort and few ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 3 Rolls (24 Pieces)


For sushi rice

  • 1 cup of sushi rice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of sushi vinegar (Made by mixing 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, 1/2 tablespoon sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt)

    Gobo sushi rolls

  • 10 oz of pickled gobo
  • 3 Nori sheets

Optional for serving

  • Pickled ginger
  • Soy sauce


To make sushi rice:

  • Wash the rice well with cold water many times until the water is clear enough to remove all the excess rice starch. Proceed by adding the washed rice with the water in the rice maker and cook according to the instructions.
  • Spread the cooked rice in a plate or a large bowl to cool slightly, but not completely, then mix in the sushi vinegar prepared from the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Leave them aside and start preparing the sushi rolls.

Assembling of the sushi rolls:

  • Slice the pickled gobos into fine, thin, lengthy slices.
  • Start making your sushi rolls by Spreading your rolling mat with a plastic wrap on top to easily clean up after.
  • Spread only ¼ of the nori sheet on the mat with the shiny surface facing the mat.
  • On the nori sheet, put ¾ cup of the cooked rice leaving about ½ an inch from the top of the sheet free. Wet your fingertips with tezu water before you start rolling the sheet.
  • Spread the gobo slices on the rice.
  • With your thumbs beneath the rolling mat, lift the edge above the fillings and start rolling it away from you, all while gently yet firmly pressing on the roll.
  • Cut the roll into bite-sized pieces and serve up with soy sauce or pickled ginger.