Hand Rolled Sushi

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Hand Rolled Sushi Recipe

CategoryCuisineDiets, Yield6 Servings

This traditional Japanese dish is an impressive way to start a party. When ready to serve, just set up your sushi bar with an attractive array of ingredients and let your guests do the rest.

Ingredients

 1 ½ ounces unroasted nori sheets
 2 cups cooked, short grain brown rice
  cup seasoned rice vinegar
 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch, fine julienne strips
 1 pound fresh spinach or oriental mustard greens, trimmed and washed
 1 large ripe avocado
 1 tablespoon lemon juice
 4 ounces firm tofu, cut into julienne strips
 ½ cup chopped scallions
 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
 3 ½ ounces bag of enoki mushrooms, brown ends trimmed off
 ½ cucumber, peeled and cut into 3-inch long, fine julienne strips
 Pickled sliced ginger
 Goma-miso furikake
 ½ cup tamari
Sesame Sauce: 
 ¾ cup eggless mayonnaise
 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
 1 ½ teaspoons oriental sesame flavored oil

Instructions

1

Toast each nori sheet by holding one corner and moving sheet back and forth over a medium-hot electric burner or low gas flame just until nori turns green. Do not over-toast. Using scissors, cut into 4- or 5-inch squares. Stack on a plate or place in a serving basket.

2

Combine rice and 1/3 cup of the seasoned rice vinegar in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

3

Bring remaining 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan. Add carrots. Cook and stir until tender-crisp. Drain and set aside

4

Steam spinach or mustard greens until Just limp. Drain and set aside

5

Slice avocado into small, thin sections. Moisten all sides with lemon Juice to prevent discoloration. Set aside.

6

In a small skillet, saute tofu strips with scallions in vegetable oil until tofu is lightly browned.

7

Arrange tofu, carrots, spinach or mustard greens, avocado, mushrooms, cucumber and pickled ginger slices on a tray. Divide the rice between two serving bowls and place alongside tray on your serving table. Add a small bowl of goma-miso furikake seasoning and a bowl of tamari.

8

Stir together Sesame Sauce ingredients and serve in a bowl. Place nori sheets on the table.

9

To roll sushi: Hold a piece of nori flat in the palm of your hand. Spoon a small amount of seasoned rice into the center. Top with your choice of foods from the sushi tray. (Don’t pile too high!) Spoon a little seasoning, Sesame Sauce and/ or tamari over filling. Overlap corners to enclose filling.

Note: Check at an oriental grocery for the specialty items listed. Nori sheets are sometimes available pre-toasted and can be used right from the package.

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Ingredients

 1 ½ ounces unroasted nori sheets
 2 cups cooked, short grain brown rice
  cup seasoned rice vinegar
 2 medium-sized carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch, fine julienne strips
 1 pound fresh spinach or oriental mustard greens, trimmed and washed
 1 large ripe avocado
 1 tablespoon lemon juice
 4 ounces firm tofu, cut into julienne strips
 ½ cup chopped scallions
 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
 3 ½ ounces bag of enoki mushrooms, brown ends trimmed off
 ½ cucumber, peeled and cut into 3-inch long, fine julienne strips
 Pickled sliced ginger
 Goma-miso furikake
 ½ cup tamari
Sesame Sauce: 
 ¾ cup eggless mayonnaise
 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup
 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
 1 ½ teaspoons oriental sesame flavored oil

Directions

1

Toast each nori sheet by holding one corner and moving sheet back and forth over a medium-hot electric burner or low gas flame just until nori turns green. Do not over-toast. Using scissors, cut into 4- or 5-inch squares. Stack on a plate or place in a serving basket.

2

Combine rice and 1/3 cup of the seasoned rice vinegar in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

3

Bring remaining 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar to a boil in a small saucepan. Add carrots. Cook and stir until tender-crisp. Drain and set aside

4

Steam spinach or mustard greens until Just limp. Drain and set aside

5

Slice avocado into small, thin sections. Moisten all sides with lemon Juice to prevent discoloration. Set aside.

6

In a small skillet, saute tofu strips with scallions in vegetable oil until tofu is lightly browned.

7

Arrange tofu, carrots, spinach or mustard greens, avocado, mushrooms, cucumber and pickled ginger slices on a tray. Divide the rice between two serving bowls and place alongside tray on your serving table. Add a small bowl of goma-miso furikake seasoning and a bowl of tamari.

8

Stir together Sesame Sauce ingredients and serve in a bowl. Place nori sheets on the table.

9

To roll sushi: Hold a piece of nori flat in the palm of your hand. Spoon a small amount of seasoned rice into the center. Top with your choice of foods from the sushi tray. (Don't pile too high!) Spoon a little seasoning, Sesame Sauce and/ or tamari over filling. Overlap corners to enclose filling.

Note: Check at an oriental grocery for the specialty items listed. Nori sheets are sometimes available pre-toasted and can be used right from the package.

Hand Rolled Sushi