Sunday, June 17, 2012

DIY Sunshine Veg Sushi

Contrary to popular notion, making ones' own sushi isn't time consuming and doesn't require fancy tools. Just follow my simple steps and you'll easily create sushi that is quite the impressive dish to serve at the next social function. A completely vegetarian sushi can be quite tasty and satisfying when done using fresh ingredients, contrasting textures, and taste encompassing flavors. Serve this sushi with traditional pickled ginger, wasabi, and soy sauce or my sweet ginger tamari dipping sauce. 

prepped vegetables and sprouts

spreading rice onto nori sheet

all of the vegetables, rice, and 
siracha cream sauce ready for rolling

roll firm and tight, using fingers to tuck edge into roll

carefully roll mixture into a tight cylinder

the final roll is now ready for slicing 

makes 4 sushi rolls, 24-28 pieces

1 batch Basmati sticky rice (recipe follows)
1 recipe siracha cream (recipe follows)
1 recipe tamari ginger dipping sauce (recipe follows)
1 carrot, long julienne cut
3 asparagus spears, lightly steamed and slivered lengthwise
1 avocado sliced
handful of sunflower sprouts
2 green onions, cut in half slivered lengthwise
4 nori sheets

Place nori sheet on flat surface. Spread 1/2 c of rice onto bottom 1/3 of 1 nori sheet. In center of rice spread 1Tbsp of Siracha Cream 1 inch wide across rice. Then place 4 carrot slivers, 2-3 asparagus pieces, 1/4 avocado slices, some sunflower sprouts, and 1 green onion sliver.   Gently roll bottom nori edge up and tuck around filling. Do this tightly so all ingredients fuse together. Continue rolling until a cylinder nori roll occurs. Slice with a sharp knife 6-7 sushi pieces per roll.  

Basmati Sticky Rice
1c Basmati rice
1T extra virgin coconut oil
1 vegetable stock cube
2.5c water
opt. rice vinegar

Lightly saute rice with oil in small saucepan, stirring occasionally. After rice is glossy, 3-5 minutes, add water and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil while making sure veg. stock is thoroughly dissolved and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 25-30 minutes and take off heat. Let sit for 5 minutes and then put in a bowl. Fluff with wooden spoon a few timesin order to stop cooking of rice. A splash of rice vinegar can be added as well at this time.

Siracha Cream Sauce
The oohs and ahhs of flavor this sauce added to anything it touches astounds flavor sensation. Siracha is a very spicy chile sauce found in the asian section at the grocery store.

Mix ingredients together in small bowl.

Tamari Ginger Dipping Sauce
Tamari is an alternative to soy sauce, that doesn't have preservatives. Sushi tastes amazing dipped into this sauce, as well as fresh vegetables or spring rolls. Ground ginger adds brightness. 
4T tamari
1T agave nectar or honey
1t ground ginger

Mix ingredients together in small bowl.

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