Hand rolls really are fairly simple once you've done one. They're quick and easy, and here's how to make them.
|Start with a half-sheet of nori.|
|Place a small handful of rice on one side. Don't spread it out like you would if you were making a normal roll. Apply wasabi if desired.|
|Place your filling diagonally across the rice, pointing to the corner.|
|Begin by folding the corner around the rice and the filling as shown in the picture here.|
|With the first fold tucked in, begin to roll the long part of the nori around the rice and filling.|
|Continue rolling until you reach the end of the nori. If the nori won't seal itself, use a small amount of tezu or water to seal it.|
|Here's the finished hand roll.|