Day 188 - Fruit Sushi.
Konnichiwa! After the massive amount of indulging I did over the 4th of the July weekend, I need a break from the ribs, fried chicken and cole slaw. Today, I need to lighten up on the heart attack food train. Who's with me? Whenever I need something light and satisfying I turn to sushi. For the record, this isn't a food blog. I promise! Food, however, and creating go hand in hand. Since we all need to eat everyday, I'm finding creating food a great way to practice change everyday.
Let's get back to talking about sushi. For all you sushi novices out there, including me, sushi refers to the sticky rice not the fish in a Maki (roll), Nigiri (sliced fish with molded ball of rice underneath) or Sashimi (sliced fish). Sushi chefs train anywhere from five to ten years to develop their impeccable skills. In short, sushi is considered an art form. You can read more about sushi facts here: Sushi Trivia By The Thrillist.
For today's project, we are going to try our hand at being a sushi chef and create easy fruit sushi.
Makes 2 1/2 cups cooked sweet rice
- 1 cup fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, mango, kiwi, bananas or any sliceable fruit)
- 1 cup short grain sushi rice
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 coconut milk (full fat)
- 1/4 sugar
- shrub syrup (optional for dipping)
Step 1: Sort and rinse the rice before cooking. Combine the rice and 1 1/4 cups water in a pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover with lid and simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 10 minutes or until water is absorbed.
Step 2: Add coconut milk and sugar. Stir till blended. Place cooked rice in refrigerator and let cool for 20 minutes.
Step 3: In the meantime, wash, peel and thoughtfully slice fruit into tiny thin slices.
Step 4: Remove the rice from the refrigerator. Using a spoon form heaping rectangles. Place sliced fruit on top of each rice rectangle.
Step 5: Place the fruit sushi on a plate. Add a small dish to the plate and add a little shrub syrup to the dish. Dip the sushi into the shrub syrup and enjoy the fruit sushi!
Well, let me know how stepping into a sushi chef's shoes feels. See you later future sushi chefs!