Sushi Hand Rolls

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Sushi is an art – people spend their entire lives mastering it! But the good new is, the rest of us can have yummy sushi without any training. 😀 Sushi hand rolls are easy, fun, and healthy too! The version we usually make isn’t so traditional – we use brown rice instead of sushi rice, and salmon salad and shrimp as the main filling instead of raw fish. But it’s SO YUMMY and really, you can put in it whatever you want! Come up with your own combinations, and please share them in the comments below!

 

 

Sushi Hand Rolls
Sushi is an art - people spend their entire lives mastering it! But the good new is, the rest of us can have yummy sushi without any training. 😀 Sushi hand rolls are easy, fun, and healthy too! The version we usually make isn't so traditional - we use brown rice instead of sushi rice, and salmon salad and shrimp as the main filling instead of raw fish. But it's SO YUMMY and really, you can put in it whatever you want! Come up with your own combinations, and please share them in the comments below!
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Sushi Rice
  1. 3 cups brown rice
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 2 tablespoons salt
  4. 3 tablespoons sugar
  5. 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
Filling (this can be whatever you want! Leave out meat or substitute tofu slices to make it vegan! Below are some ideas)
  1. Firm or fried tofu
  2. Salmon Salad (wild salmon, fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, mayonnaise)
  3. Cucumber, cut into matchsticks
  4. Avocado, sliced
  5. Chives or Green onions, chopped
  6. Spinach, cooked
  7. Sesame Seeds
  8. Shrimp, boiled and cut lengthwise in half
Condiments
  1. Wasabi (horseradish) paste
  2. Pickled ginger
  3. Organic soy sauce or tamari
  4. Nori (seaweed) sheets
To prepare brown rice
  1. Wash and drain the rice several times
  2. Place the rice in a bowl with water and let it soak for 2-3 hours
  3. Drain the rice, place it in the pressure cooker, and add a little less than 4 cups of water.
  4. Pressure cook for 20 minutes, and let the pressure come down naturally (make sure to read the instructions on how to use your pressure cooker!)
  5. While the rice is cooking, prepare the flavoring.
  6. Add the salt, sugar, and vinegar in to a sauce pan and cook it over med-low head until the sugar and salt have dissolved. Let it cool.
  7. When the rice is done, place it in a big plate so there is a lot of surface area to help it cool fast.
  8. While the rice is still hot, drizzle the flavoring over the rice and gently mix the rice with a flat spatula to cover each grain of rice with the flavoring. Let it cool completely. You can use a handheld fan to help you!
  9. To keep it moist, place a damp towel over the rice.
To serve
  1. Place all the ingredients on their own plates/bowls.
  2. Cut the nori sheets (seaweed) into 4 squares.
  3. Allow each person to place some rice on their nori square, add filling, and wrap the nori around their filling. It doesn't have to be perfect!
  4. Dip in soy sauce (with wasabi if desired), and EAT! YUM YUM!
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