When we moved to Europe I was hoping that I could find a really good sushi place close by because it is seriously one of my favorite foods. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case. I have been really disappointed because 9 times out of 10 our date nights would be to a sushi place and in the two years here, we have gone to two places that serve sushi. One place is somewhat nearby but I wasn’t a huge fan of it and the second place is pretty good but it’s on a base a few hours from us so I definitely don’t get to eat that often. So I ran across this recipe and with a couple of adjustments (for my liking) I whipped this dish up for lunch this week. I was in love at first bite! I seriously felt like I was eating a California Roll instantly. I think next time I might have to try it with shrimp tempura….maybe even some salmon! The possibilities are endless. So if you are a sushi lover then you definitely need to try this recipe out…I am pretty sure even when we are back in the U.S. I will make this and save us some money.
Now I am not giving measurements because things like this I feel goes on personal preference. I am going to tell you I made about 1 1/2 cups of rice which was a lot for just me but I put the leftovers in the fridge for tomorrow. So I am going to list the ingredients but you can choose to put as much or as little of each one into your bowl.
Cooked White Rice (I used Nishiki)
Chopped Imitation Crab
Cucumber (peeled, seeded and chopped)
Furikake (I used Nori Komi Furikake)
Combine all ingredients except the soy sauce. I mixed mine up well so I could make sure that I had enough of each item. Once I was happy with the ratio then I topped it with some soy sauce and chowed down!
*** You can always add some wasabi and some ginger to it to give it even more of a feel of an actual roll but I don’t eat sushi with all that mess. I am a bit of a less is more type of gal with sushi. If you want the original recipe that I adapted mine from then head over to Wonky Wonderful.
Make sure you share this recipe with all of your sushi lovers! They will thank you for it! Please let me know what you think of it in the comments too! I’d love to hear about any variations you make as well!
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