Even if mastering sushi can take a lifetime, Iron Chef star Masaharu Morimoto says anyone can make a well-balanced maki (roll) at home. Here, he demonstrates how in just a few easy steps.
A critical step is making great sushi rice: seasoning it as Morimoto does, with a mixture of rice vinegars, sugar and salt, then carefully separating and fluffing the grains with a slicing motion. "Use your fingertips to delicately spread the rice," says Morimoto. "You want a little space between the rice grains so that they remain fluffy."