Tuesday, January 26, 2010

California Rolls!

Yes, I know, these don't quite look like the rolls you order at your local sushi joint, but they will do just fine! Instead of white rice, these rolls are filled with whole grain brown rice, smoked wild salmon, avocado and carrot. Such a clean, easy meal.

California Rolls:
*1 pkg organic sushi nori
*1 1/2 brown rice, cooked
*1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
*1 avocado
*1 carrot
*sesame seeds
*1 pkg smoked wild salmon

*soy sauce for dipping
*wasabi paste for dipping
*pickled ginger if you like it

While rice is cooking, (1 1/2 cups rice to 3 cups water), cut carrot lengthwise in very thin sticks. Slice avocado into thin strips. When rice is done, remove from heat and stir in rice wine vinegar. Lay a sheet of nori on a cloth napkin. Spoon a thin layer of warm rice over most of the nori leaving a small strip at the end free of rice. Add salmon in a single strip down the length of the sheet. Repeat on top of the salmon with a little bundle of carrot sticks and avocado. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Use the napkin to lift roll over onto itself and roll tightly toward the rice free end, gently squeezing as you go. Apply a bit of water to exposed nori and roll to seal. Set aside and repeat until all rolls are done. Using a very sharp knife, cut roll into bite size pieces. Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce.

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