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Easy Shrimp Tempura Roll (Homemade Sushi)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Shrimp Tempura Roll, or the best homemade sushi recipe. Quick and easy to make, these low-calorie bites are the perfect party food for every occasion. The crispy fried shrimp tempura is paired with avocado and pickled ginger in a fantastic rice roll that is then served with a light Asian sauce. I'll show you how to make a healthy appetizer that will impress all your guests. My shrimp tempura sushi is so delicious!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: party food ideas
Servings: 16 rolls
Calories: 67 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the shrimp tempura
  • 150 g raw shrimp
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 125 ml sparkling water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
For the sushi roll
  • 1 cup sushi rice (sticky rice)
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut into sticks
  • cooked shrimp tempura
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 nori sheets
  • 2 tbsp pickled ginger
  1. To make the shrimp tempura, mix the flour, cornflour, baking powder, salt and sparkling water to form a light batter of creamy consistency.

  2. In a large pan, add vegetable oil (the amount depending on the size of your pan, but about 2 cups should be enough), heat it up, then coat each shrimp in the batter, shaking any excess.

  3. Fry for about one minute each shrimp, until the outside is golden and crispy. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.

  4. To make the sushi roll, cook the rice according to the packet instruction, adding the rice vinegar to it, then leave it to cool completely.

  5. Place the bamboo mat on the work surface, then cover it with a plastic sheet just to protect it from getting sticky from the rice.

  6. Place the nori sheet on top of the pastic sheet, then spread half of the rice evenly over the nori, then flip the nori upside down so the rice is underneath and the nori sheet on top.

  7. Add half of the shrimp tempura, cucumber sticks, and ginger near the edge of the nori closest to you.

  8. Lift the end of the mat and roll it away using your thumbs to hold the filling in place until the nori forms a roll.

  9. Chops the ends of the roll to make it neat, then cut into equal mini sushi rolls.

  10. Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients, so you will have to big rolls.

Recipe Notes
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Nutrition Facts
Easy Shrimp Tempura Roll (Homemade Sushi)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.