Theory: warm or baked
Three concepts have stuck in the Russian language - rolls hot, warm and baked. The first two mean the same thing: rolls fried in batter, which envelopes the roll instead of nori, according to the rules of traditional Japanese tempura.
Baked rolls are different: they are not fried in oil, but baked. When dieting and controlling calories, you should choose these: they are less caloric. In a non-acute version, such a dish can be eaten by people with digestive diseases, pregnant women and children. After all, heat treatment allows you to kill all potentially harmful microbes and preserve useful substances and vitamins.
Practice: how to make baked rolls
Everything is done according to the formula: make regular rolls, sauce to them and bake. If you know how to wrap classic rolls, it will be easy for you.
Step 1: prepare the rice
Here's how it is for sushi: boil the rice, season with rice vinegar and dressing, and let it cool. Here's a step-by-step recipe for making the perfect rice for Japanese dishes, with photos.
Step 2: assemble the roll
The filling can be any: vegetables, meat, cheese, fish, but it is worth taking into account two conditions:
The taste of some ingredients after baking may become unaccustomed, for example, the cucumber may crumble: this is not bad, but it may surprise someone;
Do not use too salty toppings - baking will take away some of the moisture from the products and the roll may become too salty.
Choose the recipe of your choice, assemble the roll.
Step 3: make the sauce
The traditional recipe is pretty simple: it's based on mayonnaise and a mix of your favorite sauces. You can make a homemade sauce by mixing ketchup and mayonnaise in a 1:1 ratio and adding capelin caviar. If that option seems too easy, use our step-by-step recipe with searing tabasco.
By the way
Baked rolls can also be made with sweet toppings. The best ingredients are berries, fruit or chocolate. But then recombine the sauce: replace burning with sweet and sour (or teriyaki), use caramel or nut syrups.
Step 5: bake.
Using a teaspoon, spread the sauce on each bite: you should get a cap of it. And while you do this, preheat the oven to 180-200℃, and then put the dish in there to bake for 3-5 minutes. You can be guided by the change in the color of the sauce: when the cap becomes creamy reddish, you can turn off the oven. However, you can bake rolls not only in the oven, but also on the grill or in the microwave.
Step 6: Serve
You can serve baked rolls with the usual wasabi, pickled ginger, soy or spicy sauce. They are also great with vegetable salads, or you can try them with homemade pickles - mushrooms, cucumbers or pickled tomatoes.