Homemade Sushi - Easy and Delicious!

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My daughter has spring recess from school this week and we just got home yesterday from a little excursion. Today's adventure in the kitchen was declared "one of the best things we've ever made together, Mama!" Wow. 

She requested sushi in her lunchbox next week so we decided to make a test run today just for fun. We used an egg and a perfectly ripe avocado and made a go of it. The process was fun and easy for my kindergartner and the outcome is really tasty for both of us. You can put a lot of different ingredients into a sushi roll - chicken egg, veggies, even fruit I suppose. My gal is so proud of the work she has done and she is too busy gobbling it up to pose for a picture! 

Here's how you can make your own sushi for your child's lunchbox:

  • 1 package of nori (toasted seaweed)
  • 2 TB rice vinegar
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • avocado
  • 1 egg, scrambled

Prepare the sushi rice as directed -- we brought 1 cup of raw rice with 1 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Then cover and simmer for 20 minutes. When done, we added 2 TB rice vinegar and stirred.

Lay a piece of nori on a mat and sprinkle lightly with water. spread the rice evenly on the nori, making sure to leave room on the edges (about 1/2 inch). Place the avocado slices and egg pieces along the bottom edge of the rice and roll up the nori like a burrito. Seal the edges with wet fingertips. Slice with a sharp knife and enjoy!

Note: these are best in a lunchbox when packed in tightly.