Thursday, April 10, 2008

Avocado Sushi

Nothing new, just a combination of avocado, rice and pickled ginger. For this recipe, I used brown rice instead of plain rice or sushi rice, to replicate the colour of the avocado’s seed. After making these, I just feel like stuffing a ball of brown rice into the stoned avocado and serve with pickled sushi ginger. If you prefer, you can make it into Avocado Temaki (hand rolled sushi) and garnish with crispy fried shredded ginger, it is real simple.

Check this out: How to cut and peel an avocado

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 20 mins

Ingredients (makes 6)
° 200g brown rice or sushi rice, washed and drained
° 400ml water
° 2 tablespoons Japanese rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
° 1 teaspoon mirin or ½ teaspoon cooking rice wine (optional)
° 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
° ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
° ½-1 nori sheet, cut into 6 strips
° 1 ripe avocado, stoned, peeled and cut into 6 wedges
° some pickled sushi ginger

Method
1. Add the rice and water into an electric rice cooker and turn it on. When done, leave the cooked rice to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes.
2. Add the vinegar, mirin, sugar and salt into the rice, and mix well. Fluff with a fork and divided into 6 portions.
3. Wet your hand and shape the rice into 6 balls. Alternatively, place rice on the cling plastic to and shape into a ball. Place one wedge of avocado over it and go round it with the nori strip to secure it. Tap some water at the end of the nori strip to seal it.
4. Serve with pickled sushi ginger.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, impressive, another creative avocado dish:-)
Did you manage to plant the avocado seeds? Mine had managed to develop into a tall plant with many leaves but wonder when it wld grow me the fruits :P
Cheers, Sunny :-)

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Sunny

No, I haven't plant it, lately didn't have time for my garden, all the plants turn yellow :(

U need to inform us about the fruit of your avocado plant :) Take a picture.

Cheers :)

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

If Brown Rice is used, it required more water, refer to the cooking instruction for Brown rice. Some brown rice, the rice and water ratio is 1 cup rice : 1 3/4 cup water.

Cheers :)

kiku said...

arigato gozaimasu,
I will try to make is delicious and easy sushi.
somebody can teach me make nasi lemak.

Crystal @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi KiKu,

Thanks :) I have a recipe for Nasi Lemak (Veg*n version), it is here

http://crystalbyblog.blogspot.com/2007/03/fragrant-coconut-rice-nasi-lemak.html

Cheers :)

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