Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sushi Without The Fish

Ok... they may not be the healthiest meal in the world. But they're terribly tasty and relatively easy to make, plus Hubby enjoys the leftovers in his lunchbox. They're basically a very plain sushi roll.

I simply make up a batch of sushi rice with my trusty rice cooker. (Don't waste your time or money on a cheap-o rice cooker. Spend the cash and buy a Zojirushi Rice Cooker and Warmer. It's totally worth the money.)

Then I take a sheet of toasted nori (sometimes I cut the sheet in half) and slather on the rice until it forms a thin layer. Sometimes I add veggies (like avocado) on top, other times I just leave it plain. I roll it up as I would a roll of sushi, then cut into pieces. That's it! Sometimes I cut one roll into two pieces and just eat it in bites like a hotdog.

(Here's a link to simple instructions that illustrate the steps I take:

I could make it healthier with short grain brown rice instead of white sushi rice... and sometimes I do. Nori is pretty healthy--it's a sea veggie--so I feel I'm at least getting my vegetables when I eat this snack. And if I use a filling like avocado or asparagus, I get a little nutritional boost, too.


Fatinah said...

you lost me at Nori! I need to find a way to roll the rice without anything from the water. So far, the only sushi I can eat is: soy beans (OMG - I love 'em), avocado salad rolls and tempura yams (which I don't order often cause they are the food of the devil!) I wish I could eat stuff from the water.....meanwhile - that makes a good snack for you. Hardly any rice really cause it is just a thin layer.....I think you get 6 pieces for like 2 WW pts. A screaming deal.

~~Midnight Raider~~ said...

Hey Fatinah! I'm pretty sure there are both cucumber and soy papers for wrapping sushi, too! Maybe that could work for you!

the veggie paparazzo said...

I adore asparagus in sushi rolls.