I do love sushi and maki sushi rolls. I haven't made it in a long time. Tonight we feasted on Japanese cuisine. In my efforts to eat healthy I even used brown rice instead of the traditional white rice. I like the Thai brown rice I find in my local Asian market. It still has some stickiness that is important in Asian cuisine. Of course it's not the same as a traditional Japanese sushi rice but it was a palatable alternative to white rice. I seasoned it with rice vinegar and a little bit of sugar.
The ingredients for my maki rolls were imitation crab meat, cucumber, carrots, and a wasabi seasoned canned tuna. I'd love to use fresh fish but we just can't get anything here that I would eat raw.
Here is the nori with the rice and fillings all laid out.
All rolled up and ready for cutting.
I love wasabi and use a lot in my soy dipping sauce. I also prepared a soup this evening.
The soup was a very simple one. I made a simple broth with water, clam dashi powder, fish dashi powder and a splash of soy sauce. I simmered button mushrooms in the broth until they were good and tender. I then added a good amount of finely sliced leaf lettuces. I love cooked lettuce, especially in soup. It has a silky texture and a nice sweet flavor.
Stay tuned. I'll post dessert tomorrow. It is definitely worth waiting for!
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