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The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Ikura Sushi at Home

April 23, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Preparing Ikura Sushi at Home

How to make Ikura Sushi at home

Are you a sushi lover looking to expand your horizons? Why not try making Ikura Sushi at home? This Japanese delicacy features salmon roe and is a favorite among sushi enthusiasts. With our step-by-step guide, you'll be able to prepare delicious and authentic Ikura Sushi in no time.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Sushi Rice
  • Salmon Roe (Ikura)
  • Nori (seaweed)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Wasabi
  • Pickled Ginger
  • Bamboo Mat (optional)

Step 1: Cook the Rice

To make sushi rice, rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Add the rice and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then, fluff the rice with a fork and let it cool to room temperature.

Step 2: Prepare the Salmon Roe

Take the salmon roe and remove any excess membrane. Rinse the roe in cold water and pat it dry with a paper towel. Then, season it with a pinch of salt and set it aside.

Step 3: Prepare the Nori

Take a sheet of nori and cut it in half. Then, place one half on a bamboo mat (if using). Wet your hands with water and grab a small handful of rice. Place the rice on the nori, leaving a 1-inch border at the top. Spread the rice evenly over the nori, pressing down gently.

Step 4: Add the Salmon Roe

Take a spoonful of salmon roe and place it on top of the rice, spreading it evenly. Be sure to leave some space at the top of the nori.

Step 5: Roll the Sushi

Using the bamboo mat (if using), start rolling the sushi away from you, using your fingers to hold the filling in place. Press down gently as you roll, using the mat to shape the sushi. Once the sushi is rolled, use a sharp knife to cut it into bite-sized pieces.

Step 6: Serve and Enjoy!

Serve the sushi with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger on the side. Enjoy your homemade Ikura Sushi!


  1. Can I use a different type of fish roe instead of salmon roe? Yes, you can use any type of fish roe you prefer.

  2. Do I need a bamboo mat to roll the sushi? No, a bamboo mat is optional. You can also use a piece of plastic wrap or just your hands to shape the sushi.

  3. Can I make sushi rice in advance? Yes, you can make sushi rice up to a day in advance and store it in the refrigerator.


Making Ikura Sushi at home is easier than you might think. With a few simple ingredients and our step-by-step guide, you'll be able to prepare delicious and authentic sushi in no time. Impress your friends and family with your newfound sushi-making skills!

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