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Beef Maki with Lemon-Ginger Teriyaki Sauce

Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
40 min
30 min
10 min
This simple take on Japanese Maki is easy and fun to make. The well-flavored dipping sauce really hits the spot.


cooking spray

1 spray(s)

teriyaki sauce

¼ cup(s), divided (natural variety recommended)

uncooked trimmed beef tenderloin

¾ pound(s), sliced into eight 1/4-inch-thick slices

uncooked scallion(s)

8 medium, trimmed of roots and rinsed

uncooked carrot(s)

1 medium, peeled and sliced into long thin strips

long grain cooked brown rice

2 cup(s), short grain, cooled

nori seaweed

4 sheet(s)


3 Tbsp

ginger root

2 tsp, finely minced

fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp


1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped


  1. Coat a grill pan with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Spread 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce over beef slices. Grill beef for 2 to 3 minutes per side; set beef aside on a plate.
  2. Grill scallions and carrots in same pan, turning once, for 1 to 2 minutes; remove from heat.
  3. Place one nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat (available at Asian specialty stores) and top with 1/2 cup of rice; spread rice out with a spatula into an even layer, leaving 1/4-inch border all the way around the sheet. Place 2 slices of beef, 2 scallions and several slices of carrot on the lower part of rice-covered nori sheet. Starting from the bottom, make a tight roll using the bamboo mat as a guide. Seal the edge of the roll with water and place seam-side down; cover roll with plastic wrap until ready to slice. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 4 rolls.
  4. To make sauce, combine remaining 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce, water, ginger, lemon juice and chives in a medium bowl; mix well.
  5. Slice each roll into 6 pieces and serve with 3 tablespoons of sauce.

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