'Mock' Sushi

'Mock' Sushi
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'Mock' Sushi

Jane Bruce

'Mock' Sushi

This recipe is perfect when you're strapped for time, and kids will think you're super fancy for serving something sushi-like for dinner (and have a blast building their own handrolls). Just grab your favorite vegetables (cucumbers and asparagus work well), some steamed shrimp, and soy sauce to fix it all up.

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Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  sushi rice, cooked
  • 8  Teaspoons  rice vinegar
  • 6  Teaspoons  white sugar
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • sheets dried and seasoned seaweed (nori)
  • mini cucumbers, cut into slivers
  • 1/2  Pound  cooked shrimp, preferably steamed
  • avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced thinly
  • Soy sauce, for serving (optional)
  • Wasabi, for serving (optional)

Directions

In a bowl, combine the hot rice, rice vinegar, white sugar, and salt. Mix thoroughly. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Let cool slightly.

To assemble, cut the nori into squares for a handroll (or "taco"). Layer on the rice, cucumbers, shrimp, and avocado. Roll and serve with soy sauce and wasabi, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
121g
93%
Protein
15g
33%
Calcium, Ca
53mg
5%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
142mg
44%
Manganese, Mn
5mg
100%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
381mg
54%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
369mg
25%
Water
195g
7%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Sushi Shopping Tip

Rice is a staple of Asian cooking – for a more nutritious rice dish, reach for brown rice at your grocery store, it has a high protein and fiber content.

Sushi Cooking Tip

Plan your meal accordingly, brown rice takes about twice as long to cook as white rice.