Kappa Maki (Cucumber Sushi)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Very quick and easy -- since I've lived in Japan I make this almost daily.


  1. Lay sheet of nori on bamboo mat.
  2. Cover nori with layer of sushi rice, spreading rice about 1/8-1/4 inch thick.
  3. Lay long strips of cucumber on center of rice.
  4. Roll into long sushi roll using the bamboo mat to aid (it takes a little getting used to, but it's fairly easy).
  5. Cut roll into smaller pieces using sharp knife -- serve with soy sauce.
Most Helpful

I am cutting raw fish out of my diet which i find hard. This really helped my craving for sushi! Thank you so much, it worked great and was beatiful. Also, i dit not have avocado and i just love cucumber. Thank you so much for postin, this really made my day!

Iceland August 08, 2008

Great easy vegetarian sushi. It was my first try and I was very happy with it. The rice came out beautifully, though I put too much rice on the nori and it was tough to roll. This was enjoyed as part of dinner tonight. I'll make this frequently.

ladypit June 08, 2007

This was awesome! I didn't do sushi per se because I had some jasmine rice already made up, but I used cucumber and rice seasoning with nori in it. :-D

Blue Eyes Willow April 21, 2007