more lessons learned from rolling maki

my sister and i rolled some more maki last Friday, and since my earlier post got mseesd up somewhere in transit, i'm posting this message again... some more lessons i learned from the experience:
- learn to value the use of a wet rag to wipe off a knife prior to use. i got a few cuts on my fingers by not doing so.
- also learn to value the use of a damp, wooden spatula to spread the rice onto the nori.
- 1 1/2 cups of japanese rice yields approx. 6 rolls of maki
- tighter packed rolls do not always mean better yield. our california maki had their mangoes splurting out the sides every time we pushed a bit harder down on the roll to shape it better. they do become more packed, but the mangoes also become more mushed up in the process.

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