'Mock' Sushi

'Mock' Sushi
Staff Writer
'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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2
Servings
632
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups sushi rice, cooked
  • 8 Teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 6 Teaspoons white sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 5 sheets dried and seasoned seaweed (nori)
  • 3 mini cucumbers, cut into slivers
  • 1/2 Pound cooked shrimp, preferably steamed
  • 1 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
13g
19%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
114g
88%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
10mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
37µg
41%
Calcium, Ca
127mg
13%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
140µg
35%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
180mg
56%
Manganese, Mn
5mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
454mg
65%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
561mg
37%
Water
198g
7%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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.