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Super Simple Sushi

Rolling up sheets of nori or shaping lumps of rice in your bare hands a bit too messy or time-consuming?  But you still want some sushi?  Try chirashizushi, "scattered sushi".  This recipe tastes just as good, but can be made in a fraction of the time.  You can also use short-grain brown rice in this recipe, or any other variety of rice for that matter, though it won't taste as authentic.


Prepare 2 cups white sushi rice (also called glutenous rice or sticky rice) according to directions.  When it's finished, mix together 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons salt, then mix this into the rice.  Let the rice sit for a while to let the vinegar smell dissipate some.

Then mix into the rice toasted sesame seeds and crumbled up nori sheets, then add anything else you want in your sushi, such as sliced avocado, carrot and/or cucumber, tofu, fish (raw or cooked), roe, krab, shrimp, beef or chicken.

You can just mix everything together, or for presentation, artfully arrange the ingredients on top of the rice.  Serve with soy sauce, wasabi (optional) and gari (pickled ginger, optional)

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