Sushi has become a staple in many millennials' diet. Many trends have been inspired by this food, including candy sushi, sushi burritos, and sushi donuts. However, making your own sushi can be tricky, especially when you don't have your own sushi mat. A DIY sushi mat can provide an easy fix for creating your favorite sushi rolls easily.

For the longest time, I refused to even try sushi. Once I finally realized how amazing sushi could be, I was at college and couldn't afford it. So, I found a way to make my own!

By using your own DIY sushi mat, the process of finding difficult ingredients and materials become one step easier. Wooden skewers are easily found at most grocery or craft stores, while most people have tape laying around their home. Creating your own mat for homemade sushi makes maki rolls that much easier to create.

Making the DIY Sushi Mat

Step 1: Gather your materials. For the mat, these include 40-50 wooden skewers and two long pieces of wide tape.

Step 2: Lay out 40-50 wooden skewers on a flat surface.

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Step 3: Measure enough tape to go around the front and back of the skewers. Center both pieces of tape on top of the skewers.

Step 4: Flatten the tape on the first side of the skewers, then flip the skewers over and secure the tape on the back

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For the Sushi 

Step 1: Gather your materials. These include plastic wrap, a sheet or nori, sushi rice, and whatever filling you want for your roll.

Step 2: Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap, large enough for your nori sheet. Place your nori atop the plastic wrap and begin filling it with rice and your other fillers.

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Step 3: Place the roll on your newly created Sushi Mat

Step 4: Use the plastic wrap to wrap the nori over the middle filling. Once the roll is started, use the wooden mat to tightly wrap your sushi all the way.

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Step 5: Cut your sushi by using a slightly wet, serrated knife.

Step 6: Enjoy your sushi and reflect on how cool you are to have made it.

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