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How To Make Oshinko Roll

Oshinko is a Japanese veggie dish made of flavorsome pickled vegetables rolled in sushi rice and seaweed sheet, as a main or a side dish.
Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4 Rolls (32 Pieces)


Sushi Rice:

  • A cup of Japanese rice (short-grained)
  • A cup of water
  • 1.5 tablespoons of sushi vinegar (You can make your own by mixing 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoonful of sugar)

Oshinki sushi rolls:

  • 10 oz of yellow pickled radish
  • 4 sheets of nori seaweed.

Serving (optional)

  • Soy sauce
  • Wasabi paste


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. Don’t put your rice in the fridge to cool down. It will affect its taste and texture!

For the sushi rolls:

  • Start by slicing the yellow radish into 1/4 -inch slices
  • Spread your rolling mat with a plastic wrap on top to easily clean up after.
  • Cut ¾ of the Nori sheet and lay it on the plastic wrap with the shinning side facing the rolling mat
  • Spread the rice evenly on the Nori sheet, add on top of the rice from 3-6 slices of radish (according to the length of your slices)
  • Dip your hands in Tezu (made of ¼ cup of water and 2 teaspoons of rice vinegar). This is important to stop the rice from sticking to your fingertips when rolling your sushi.
  • 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 them with a dipping soy sauce and wasabi paste.

Enjoy this sweet and flavorful delicacy that is filled with fluffy rice and crunchy pickled vegetables!