How to Make Nigiri Zushi
Perhaps one of the greatest skills of a sushi chef is the ability to prepare nigiri zushi. Cutting slices of fresh fish to order for customers then expertly placing them on a bed of hand pressed sushi rice requires concentration and skill. But when making nigiri zushi at home the key is making sure that all rice balls are of equal size.
To make nigiri zushi, the most important thing making sure that the balls of rice are all the same size. Use your hands to shape little rectangles of rice that are about 1in by 1⁄2 in. Or, use a plastic nigiri mold to form the balls and simply top with ingredients.
For ingredients such as vegetables that do not adhere to the rice, place a thin band of nori around its center to secure.