24 March, 2022
I love sushi. Not raw fish sushi. Not fish eggs sushi. Okay, I love it when it’s not very adventurous. It saddens me to say that, but while I will eat many things, I only just got past not being able to eat chicken if I cooked it. Completely weird, I know.
Anyway, love the flavours – don’t love rolling it. I have a rolling mat, as well as these little gadgets that you fill and plop onto the nori then roll. Very occasionally I will roll a bunch of sushi, however, I tend to roll way too many and then there are leftovers. Sushi isn’t as good the next day. The nori gets soft-ish, the avocado gets a little brown – it’s still good, but not….quite. Perfect compromise? Sushi bowls.
- 3 cups of cooked rice – I just use Basmati, but your favourite will work fine. Sushi rice is ideal, but don’t make a special trip for it (I’m sure someone will be offended by this, but if it tastes good, eat it) – if you are low carb or keto, substitute cauliflower rice or skip the rice entirely and use salad greens
- 3 tsp sugar
- 3 TB rice vinegar
- cucumber, cut into matchsticks
- carrot, shredded or cut into matchsticks
- avocado, sliced or diced
- green onion, chopped
- lobster and/or crab – I just use the crab flavoured pollock in the little packages from the grocery story fridges
- bell pepper, thinly sliced into strips
- whatever other vegetables you wish
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 2-4 TB sriracha
- 1-2 TB sesame oil
- Nori, cut into strips
Before anything else, mix up the mayonnaise, sriracha and sesame oil and put it into the fridge to get happy together. If you are sensitive to spice, start with 1 or two tablespoons of sriracha and let it sit for 10-15 minutes then taste. Add more if needed, then let it sit again. If you get it too hot, add a little more mayonnaise.
Cook the rice (for three cups, using my rice cooker, it’s 1-1/2 cups of rice to 3 cups of water). Follow the directions for your rice.
When it’s cooked, mix in the sugar and rice vinegar. Mix it very well, but gently – you don’t want rice mush. 🙂
Chop all the other ingredients and assemble the bowls. I’m lazy and let everyone assemble their own – this allows everyone to choose what they like and skip what they don’t.
Put the rice in the bowl, add some salad greens if you wish – I do this often. Top with the meat and vegetables and then add some of the spicy mayonnaise.