Sushi Roll Deconstructed

I like sushi.  Well, actually I only like certain kinds of sushi.  I am a picky sushi eater.  The hubby eats more variety of sushi than I do and that is not typical.

I also have been afraid to make my own sushi rolls at home.  I just don’t have the finesse it takes to make the roll look so pretty.  It’s why I don’t have many decorated cakes on my blog.  Well, other than they are not so healthy, I just can’t decorate.  Okay I can, but they are not that pretty.  Pretty tasty, but that’s about it.

So I decided to deconstruct a sushi roll. The Princess Roll  is what I order every time we go to Toyo, the Sushi restaurant we frequent.

Deconstructed Sushi Roll Recip

Sushi Roll Deconstructed
Author: Marlene Baird
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Serves: 2
If you want to reduce the total PP from 12 to 9, cut the amount of rice by half
  • 2 cups rice
  • 6 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar (I use Marukan Light)
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 small piece of pickled ginger (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon wasabi (optional)
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 1/4 avocado, cubed
  • 6 ounces salmon, skinned and cubed (I like to cook mine just a few minutes)
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon black sesame seeds (you can use regular sesame seeds too)
  1. Cook rice according to package directions
  2. Meanwhile in a small saucepan add the vinegar and sugar and heat on medium until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. Once the rice is cooked, transfer to a dish and strain the vinegar mixture into the rice. Mix in the soy sauce. Let the rice cool.
  5. Scoop rice into your serving bowls.
  6. Gently place the cucumber, salmon, scallions, and avocado. top with sesame seeds and serve.
12 PP per serving

This is so good.  The only thing missing the soy paper they use.  I have to tell you that I favor the soy paper over the nori any day.

Deconstructed Sushi Roll Recip

Oh and I love to cook the sushi just a bit, instead of having it raw.  My preference, but feel free to make yours using raw salmon.

Deconstructed Sushi Roll Recip

I suggest you taste the sauce before you pour it over the rice to get it just right.

Deconstructed Sushi Roll Recipe

Now that I deconstructed my favorite sushi roll. just think of all the possibilities you can do with your favorite sushi roll.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


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Sushi Roll Deconstructed — 6 Comments

  1. Marlene, Looks like a sushi don buri–what a clever idea! I do large family-sized bowls as chirashi or scattered sushi, but never thought to do an individual one.