Tuesday 21 November 2023

Gimbap style rice rolls

30 minutes to prepare Serves 4


If you are recently interested into Korean TV shows, like I do, you should already know about love dramas, big feasts for breakfast and kimbap.

Kimbap is korean-style sushi rolls with almost no fish involved. It’s pretty much a marinated veg and rice roll with many many variations.
Today's recipe is one of my favorite kind to make. It’s a great snack that can really be eaten as a meal because it’s so filling. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of marinating vegetables and seasoning spinach, just head to your local Korean market as they usually have that stuff pre-marinated/seasoned for you, making this already easy recipe that much faster to put together! If you’ve never had kimbap, I urge you to make this, it’s really quite a tasty little snack/meal and you can just pop the pieces into your mouth…I hope everyone has a great week. Enjoy!

Here are ingredients for a 4-serving recipe:

800 g sushi rice (recipe is here)
100 g canned tuna
100 g cucumber
2 eggs
4 half sheets sushi grade nori
green beans, boiled
yellow pickled radish (not always kid friendly)
EVO oil

  1. Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon of EVO oil
  2. Beat eggs in a bowl, add some salt
  3. Cut a thin layered frittata on the pan. Then, let it cool down and cut into stripes
  4. In another bowl, mix canned tuna - without oil - and 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
  5. Peel and cut into stripes the cucumber
  6. On the rolling mat place one sheet of nori with the rough side facing upwards
  7. Wet your hands and grab a handful of rice and place it on the nori. Spread the rice evenly throughout the nori without smushing the rice down
  8. Arrange, in a horizontal row 2 cm from the bottom, tuna & mayo, some frittata, and cucumber. Add some green beans and yellow pickled radish on top
  9. Grabbing both nori and the mat, roll the mat over the filling so the extra space at the bottom touches the other side, squeezing down to make a nice tight roll. Squeeze down along the way to keep the roll from holding its shape
  10. Transfer the roll onto a cutting board. Rub a knife on a damp paper towel before slicing the roll into 8 equal portions
  11. Repeat for all the sheets of nori, to obtain 4 big rolls, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts are detailed in the table below. Data is provided per serving.

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