Futomaki is turn around sushi with nori on the wrap and various ingredients in the fillings. Ingredients more often than not include numerous vegetables such as kanpyo, cucumber and avocado. In Japan, nearly all futomaki are vegetable intense but not vegetarian. They generally consist of raw fish, cooked fish or egg but of course you can choose what you want to add something in your sushi.
It is a type of rolled sushi that is known for its large size and careful balance of ingredients. People who think of sushi as just raw fish are often very surprised by the care and artistry that goes into these rolls. They are usually filled with different colored vegetables and may not even contain fish at all. Chefs design futomaki to be both delicious and pleasing to the eye, and they often choose ingredients for how well they balance with each other both in taste and looks.
The word “futomaki” is Japanese for “fat roll,” and this name couldn’t be more appropriate. Rolls are usually made up of three main parts. The wrap or shell of the roll is traditionally a thin sheet of nori seaweed, which is fundamentally seaweed that has been hard-pressed and dried up into a skinny but elastic rectangle. Soy paper or thin cooked egg can be used in extraordinary instances. The filling of futomaki is made up of both sushi rice and chosen fillings that would spice up the futomaki.
Sushi rice is an out of the ordinary variety of short-grained, sticky rice. When it is used in rolls, it is usually seasoned with a little bit of mirin, a rice vinegar, and may possibly be salted for the fillings and the wrapper help it stick together and hold fast to the other ingredients.
Although a simple sushi roll, the thick roll is a distinct Osaka style sushi. Most of the ingredients are sweet, and the sushi rice is prepared bland compared to the Edo style. Popular ingredients include, egg omelette, simmered dry tofu, gourd, and oboro (sweet ground fish).Many fusion style sushi rolls are futomaki sushi rolls using raw ingredients and having the rice rolled outside.