Monday 3 November 2014


DanTemaki with Quinoa - The Danish Version of the Japanese Temaki (handroll)

Here is the Danish version of the Japanese temaki, made with Danish ingredients. I call it the "DanTemaki"

Serve 4-8

1. 1 pot of cooked sushi rice (3 rice cooker cups rice, 1 rice cooker cup quinoa, 2 TBS rice vinegar, 1 TBS sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp mirin or sake (optional))
2. 3 sheets of seaweeds cut into half
3. Dash of Japanese mayonnaise
4. A handful of fish roe (optional)

5. 1 avocado sliced long and thin
6. 1 small plate of cucumber sliced long and thin *
7. 1 small plate of carrot shredded long and thin
8. 1 small plate of red pepper fruit sliced long and thin (optional)

Main Danish ingredient:
9. 1 small plate of warm-smoked salmon, plain smoked salmon sliced long and thin, can-tuna fish, can-mackrel or Nordic can-fish
10. A handful of grated mozarella cheese (optional)

Luxurious Extras (optional):
11. 1 small plate of crab-meat cake sliced thin
12. 1 small bowl of wakame seaweeds
13. 2 fried eggs cut into long and thin strips
14. 4 fried tempura shrimps
15. 2 hotdogs
16. 1 small plate of saute mushrooms
17. 1 stalk of spring onions chopped

Dipping Sauce (optional):
18. 1 sauce dish of soya sauce combined with a small amount of wasabi to liking.

1. Cook sushi rice according to instructions from just One Cook Book here:
2. Lay sheet of seaweed on a plate with a flat surprise
3. Spread a small handful of cooked sushi rice as shown in picture.
4. Add avocado, carrot, cucumber*, 1 of the main Danish ingredients or some of the luxurious extras.
5. Wrap into a handroll as shown in picture.
6. Serve with soya sauce and wasabi.

* If you bother, you can sprinkle some salt on the cucumber and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash and drain away the water. It would be more crunchy this way, but it is still good without this step.

Additional Information:
I am running out of ideas for dinner, and my friend Elvina gave me a fantastic idea of making a free and easy dinner with self-serving Japanese temaki (handroll). So we tried this tonight. It took longer than I thought it would, since this was my first time in preparing them and since J decided to make sushi instead. But it was fun, and I will definitely try it again.


The Danish "grødris" is very similar to the sushi rice and I use it to make the sushi rice

Here are the basic vegetables: red pepper fruit, carrots, cucumber and avocado
Here is the nice optional addition of the fish roe and Japanese wakame seaweed

This is the mushroom I used to stir-fry as a luxurious topping to the handroll

Here are the luxurious extras if you have more time or money (clockwise from left): fried mushrooms, Japanese wakame seaweed, crab-meat cake, fried eggs and spring onions
Here is how you spread the rice and add the other ingredients

Roll it together and here is a picture of the finished work

But J decided to use the ingredients to make sushi, instead of handroll instead

J at work at making sushi

To save time, you can prepare the vegetables in advance and store it in the fridge

I am getting the hang of making these handrolls that I have become very efficient at it :-)

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