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Vegetarian sushi recipe

Just because you are vegetarian it does not mean that you cannot eat sushi, why not make yourself a vegetarian sushi dish?

All you will need to make this is:

3 cups of short-grain brown rice
6 cups of water
2 cups of rice wine vinegar
Seaweed sheets (nori)
Wasabi paste
6 tablespoons of brown sugar

And any of the following:

Fresh spinach
Avocado
Scallions
Carrots
Mushrooms
Cucumber
Daikon radish
Asparagus
Sesame seeds
Red pepper

Cook the rice; this normally takes about 40 – 45 minutes. Once the rice is cooked take it off the heat and leave it to simmer. If you have chosen vegetables that need to be cooked, boil them until they are cooked and leave them to cool down. The other ingredients such as the avocado, cucumber and carrots that do not need to be cooked just need to be peeled and sliced into strips.

Mix the vinegar with the brown sugar and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. When the rice is cool, and the vinegar mix is ready, mix the vinegar and brown sugar in with the rice. And let this new dish cool to room temperature now too.

After about 10-20 minutes the rice should be cool enough to handle. Lay out the seaweed sheets on a flat surface. Take a handful of rice and place it in the centre of the sheet, when doing this make sure your hands are wet or else the rice is just going to sick to you. Using a spoon, spread the rice out evenly on the sheet and then cover the rice with wasabi paste, a thin layer of the paste will do. Then add the vegetable strips of your choice on top of the wasabi paste.

When your seaweed sheet it properly prepared and everything you want is on it, start rolling. Press down quite firmly on the roll when you are rolling it and remember to roll it from one side to the other, all the way pressing firmly. Do not press it so hard that the filling starts to come out, just hard enough for it to stick together. When it is rolled you should use a bread knife with a hot blade to cut it. Put the blade of the knife into a bowl of hot water for a few minutes then proceed to cut them into smaller rolls.

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November 28, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Sushi

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