Wednesday, February 1, 2012

#32 Vegan Sushi

Our First Guest Blogger: Sean Roach!!!
Sean's handmade sushi
 So as I’m sure you already know, sushi rules. And it just so happens that while thoughts of raw eel, jellyfish, and squirming octopus may come to mind, all great sushi rolls are already built on a foundation of vegan ingredients. You don’t need to eat SpongeBob’s friends and family to have a seriously amazing flavorful, delicious bite of sushi goodness!

Here’s what you need: Japanese short grain rice, rice vinegar, a dash of sugar, Nori (roasted sushi seaweed), a sushi mat, and what ever you want to put in it. I filled mine with carrot, avocado, fried tofu. All you really need are three or four ingredients max. Get wild though and don’t let me tell you what to do.

Cook your rice as follows:

1.5 cups Japanese rice + water to cook

2 Tbsp rice vinegar

1 1/2 Tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

Soy Vay Teriyaki was poured across the top of one roll.
Once the rice has cooked, spread out in a bowl. Dissolve the sugar and salt into vinegar together and gently fold into the rice. Place Nori on Sushi mat, then rice in an even layer on Nori, put the goodies in and roll it up. While the Nori is very dry and brittle when you place it on the mat, the moisture from the rice alone will soften it up. Once rolled, cut with a SHARP, WET, knife. A little soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger and you are good to go. I have also found that drinking beer throughout the process helps. While I know that this is not super thorough, I hope this inspires you to go for it. All the ingredients can be found in any supermarket Asian or world food section. For more info try google or you tube.

 This meal was delicious! Thanks, Sean!!!!!! XXXOOO

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