April 27, 2007

Vegan Sushi!

Well, I did it! I finally made my own sushi! My husband and I are sushi lovers. Of course, we've only ever eaten vegetarian sushi, so some might say we've never eaten sushi at all if we haven't eaten raw fish, but...I digress.
I had been wanting to make my own sushi for such a long time but just couldn't work up the courage. Everything I've read makes it sound nit-picky and difficult.Well, it's not.
I rolled up 4 large rolls last night and had a blast! My husband said he felt like he was in a nice restaurant (read: not kid-friendly!) and couldn't believe he was sitting in his own dinning room eating good sushi.
Inside the rice and nori are cucumber, avocado, carrots and bean sprouts. Pickled ginger and wasabi paste were served on the side along with a small dish of tamari sauce.

Our youngest, age 2, LOVED it! Even the pickled ginger and wasabi were eaten with great gusto by him. His older brother, on the other hand, did not. For some reason, he didn't like the rice. Bizarre. So he ate the nori and the vegetables by themselves. Oh well, you can't win them all, right? Of course, he hasn't been feeling very well for a few days, so it might be his upset stomach.
We will definitely be having this again! It was actually fun to make the rolls, and much easier than I previously thought. I don't know why I waited so long!


Mary said...

That looks DELICIOUS!!! Great job!

Peggy S said...

That looks SO yummy-great job! You could add sesame seeds too :)
Have you had the tofu skin filled with rice? Don't remember the name of that dish but I love it!

Nicole Seitler said...

Yummy, yummy. Now I'm hungry! ;)

Susan H said...

I'm impressed - I don't think I could roll it up and make it stick! And I love the dishes your sushi served on - love any kind of cool plates, bowls, etc. Looks like fun!

InspiredByInk said...

Hey there! I think those look like CALIFORNIA rolls to me! They are My FAV!! heheh

Send'em on over!



Dana said...

Peggy, I got out my sesame seeds but then forgot to use them!

Susan, thanks for the compliments to my sushi dished. I received them as a gift last year and have been waiting to open them just for sushi!

Bobbie, I think California rolls have crab in them...these don't but they are still good!

Heidi said...

I have never had sushi, but these sound and look really yummy! Love your dishes that color is so pretty.

Debbie said...

OK Dana! You're killing me... where's the recipe? Of course if it's a family secret then you don't have to share, but I hope you do.
BTW-- all your food looks terrific. I hope your family knows just how lucky they are. :)

Jan Scholl said...

Midnight-Sagano's is closed. Their miso soup would be great with this and the ginger soy ice cream too. I have only eaten vegan sushi and I cant imagine anything else! yum big time!