'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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2
Servings
1070
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
239mg
80%
Protein
42g
84%
Carbs
182g
61%
Vitamin A
132µg
15%
Vitamin B12
2µg
31%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
43.7%
Vitamin C
16mg
27%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
5mg
23%
Vitamin K
41µg
52%
Calcium
158mg
16%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
144µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
144µg
36%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
155mg
39%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
41%
Phosphorus
643mg
92%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1048mg
30%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19%
Sodium
1321mg
55%
Sugars, added
13g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.6%
Zinc
5mg
34%

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