This article, apart from letting you know about the calories in dragon roll, presents to you a few simple tips on how to prepare the roll, and also some info about its nutritional content.
The Dragon Roll! – even the name interests me. When a friend of me told me about it for the first time, I misheard it as the ‘Dragon Scroll’, you know the one in Kung Fu Panda. Anyway, coming to the point, a favorite delicacy enjoyed by the folks in Japan, and the foodies worldwide is the sushi. First of all, sushi is not raw fish, as most people think it to be. It is actually a dish that consists of cooked vinegared rice, combined with other ingredients, which most commonly are seafood. And dragon roll is a type of sushi that is popular among people across the world, and not only in Japan.
Dragon Roll Nutrition Facts
Here is a table that has listed the calorific value of this popular sushi dish of Japan, based on its different serving size in grams.
Here is another table on the nutritive values of the dish, for a serving size of 100 g.
|Total Fat||11.6 g|
|Total carbohydrate||21.7 g|
|Dietary fiber||2.3 g|
How To Make A Dragon Roll
- Nori – 4 in x 7 in, 2 – 3 pieces
- Bamboo rolling mat, covered in plastic wrap
- Cucumber – 1
- Eel – 6 slices, broiled barbecue
- Avocado – 1
- Sushi rice – 2 cups, prepared
- Tempura (vegetables and seafood dipped in batter and deep-fried) – ½ cup
- Shrimp – 10, medium
- To start with the dish, make a thick mixture of tempura and water, ensuring that the mix is even
- Place a deep frying pan on heat and pour oil in it. Thereafter, smear the shrimp in the tempura mix. Deep-fry them in the oil until they get golden-brownish. This normally takes a few seconds. Ensure that you are cooking the stuff on medium heat. Place the fried shrimp on a paper towel, and set aside
- Cut the cucumber into matchstick-size slices; 2 inches long. Cut the avocado into thin layers
- Lay the bamboo rolling mat on a flat surface. And place a nori sheet over it. Ensure that the shiny side is facing downwards
- Spread the rice on the sheet in a thin layer. The entire sheet has to be covered by the rice
- Flip the nori sheet over, so that the rice faces the bamboo mat
- Lay a piece of fried shrimp in the center of the flipped nori sheet. The shrimp has to run the entire length of the sheet with its tail sticking out from one end. And if the shrimp is not long enough, then add another one, with its tail on the other end
- Beside the shrimp, lay the avocado slices, and on the other side, put the cucumber sticks
- Now roll the entire thing, and form it into a cylinder. Press it in such a way that the rice covers the entire roll
- Now place the eel slices and those of avocado on top of the roll, and use the bamboo mat again to crimp the roll tightly
And the concluding step to this recipe would be to cut the dragon roll into six slices, and serve it with teriyaki and soy sauce. Heighten the pleasure by adding pickled ginger and prepared wasabi. Bon appétit!