homemade hand roll sushi

January 23, 2014

homemade hand roll sushiHomemade Hand Roll Sushi
serves 2

1 lb. sashimi grade salmon
Avocado, sliced
1 bundle of radish sprouts
2 cups of cooked brown rice
1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds
Seasoned roasted nori sheets, cut in half crosswise
Soy sauce

Lay out your nori, place a couple spoonfuls of rice diagonally on the right third of the nori, sprinkle on some sesame seed, add a layer of radish sprouts, a couple slices of avocado, and layer on top a couple pieces of salmon. Fold near corner of nori over into a cone shape and enjoy!
homemade hand roll sushihomemade hand roll sushihomemade hand roll sushiThis isn’t your traditional sushi because we use plain brown rice, instead of making sushi rice, and also we love to use seasoned roasted nori sheets. That bit of flavoring on the nori makes it extra delicious. I’m not that great at folding my hand rolls, so I’m sure I wouldn’t win in a hand roll folding contest, but it’s good enough to go in my mouth then down to my tummy. If you love sushi, this will totally hit the spot. Those radish sprouts also give the rolls an extra zing and it’s just not the same without it, at least for me. I love having wasabi and soy sauce with my hand rolls too.

My BFF taught us how to do sushi this way (she teaches me a lot of cooking stuff actually). When she made it for us, it was with tilapia, daikon, kimchi, and egg as fillers. We’ve modified the ingredients a bit, and since salmon is our favorite fish that’s what we use. If you don’t do the raw fish thing (or sashimi grade fish isn’t easily accessible to you), this would certainly be equally delicious with some crab inside (or shrimp tempura with a drizzle of teriyaki sauce). On our sushi date nights in, this would be my vote on what sushi recipe to have for dinner, but salmon grade sashimi costs more, so it’s more a once a month kind of thing. Thus, we mix up the weeks with the coconut serrano ceviche, tilapia cevichce on crispy won tons, and tuna poke.

We totally devour our dinner once the girls are in bed and we have some peace of quiet. I love our little date nights in together. Those times are very special to me.

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