Friday, February 23, 2007
I think that's just a fancy way of saying I was too lazy to roll sushi so I threw all the ingredients on a plate and called it dinner. I started by cooking some brown rice, and when that was done I mixed in a couple of chopped up nori sheets along with a splash of rice vinegar and a few drops of chili oil. A few mounds of the rice mixture went on the plate and one was topped with carrots and cucumber, another with avocado, and another with shiitake mushrooms. The avocado was mixed with a dash of rice vinegar as well, along with a pinch of salt. And the shiitakes were steamed briefly in a soy sauce/water mixture. Some chopped scallions went on top of everything and the obligatory soy sauce and wasabi found their way onto the plate as well. Purists will scoff but it did taste a lot like sushi. Only without all the fuss.