So says Sarah…

Spring roll sushi

Posted in About Food by Sarah Lipoff on 09/24/2011

© Sarah Lipoff 2011

The other day I was really lazy and didn’t feel like going to the grocery store. The tot was whining for something tasty and she wasn’t excited about pasta, yogurt, and peas – her usual favorite. So I opened the fridge and figured we could do a bit of an experiment.

I had some random things that might not seem like they would go together but, hey, you never know…

Some leftover rice, half a carrot, and a really ripe avocado wrapped up tight would make a fun and kid-friendly sushi!

Hiding in the back of my pantry was a container of rice paper wrappers and a package of nori. No need to be afraid of either ingredient – and they are both pretty inexpensive. Nori is dried sea weed and a traditional ingredient in sushi. Using a spring roll as a final wrapper instead of trying to get all that rice to stick and stay together would make things fun for the tot, too.

I also don’t have the patience to cook sushi rice.

So, I let a rice paper wrapper soak in some water while I got things ready for assembly. That carrot got slivered thin and the avocado sliced into strips. Once the wrapper was soft, I coated it with a bit of that rice, a section of nori, some carrot and avocado, and then wrapped it tight just like a burrito.

© Sarah Lipoff 2011

After slicing into bite-sized pieces, I cozyed the roll up with a dipping sauce made from equal parts soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. YUM!

And, the tot ate it all up.

© Sarah Lipoff 2011

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  1. Crazy_lady_me said, on 09/27/2011 at 4:26 am

    Totally awesome idea! I’m going to have to try this as my kids LOVE sushi, and I think they’d really like helping me create them sushi with their own choice of ingredients. This could even be a really fun party activity for them. Thanks!

  2. Christa said, on 09/28/2011 at 12:28 pm

    That looks amazing! I might have to buy those ingredients for myself…

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  4. Shannon said, on 10/04/2011 at 9:57 am

    I love this idea! I make sushi for my husband fairly frequently, but my kids will not eat raw tuna or raw salmon. I’d like to try this for them.

    Thanks for linking up to Momtrends!

  5. shana said, on 09/18/2012 at 6:12 pm

    thank you for sharing … its a nice idea .. i will try it 2day with my family … my kids and i love sushi .. thank you ..

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