Saturday, July 3, 2010

Nori rolls


Nori rolls (also known as California rolls) are so easy and healthy to make. Not to mention - totally delicious! My husband made these ones this morning. The filling can be as basic or extravagant as you want, we went for basic today.



You will need:

Seaweed sheets
Japanese rice (sushi rice)
Sushi vinegar
These are all available at Asian (particularly Japanese) food stores. Follow the instructions for cooking the rice, we use our rice cooker which does a perfect job.

thin strips of carrot, cucumber, other crunchy vegetable
avocado
toasted sesame seeds (optional)
Benito flakes (optional)


You simply lay out your seaweed sheets, lay on a thick line of your rice with the vinegar and sesame seeds mixed in, lay your filling ingredients on top of the rice and roll tightly. Brush a little water along the end of the sheet to make it stick.

Refrigerate until soft. Eat and enjoy! My children love these. You can dip the ends in soy sauce if you like.

If you're unsure about the rolling technique I'm sure Youtube would have a bunch of videos. Some people use bamboo rolling mats, but we don't find it necessary.

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