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.
- 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)
- Cook rice according to package directions
- Meanwhile in a small saucepan add the vinegar and sugar and heat on medium until the sugar dissolves.
- Allow to cool.
- 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.
- Scoop rice into your serving bowls.
- Gently place the cucumber, salmon, scallions, and avocado. top with sesame seeds and serve.
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.
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.
I suggest you taste the sauce before you pour it over the rice to get it just right.
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.