Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tuna and Avocado Sushi

From a warming hearty winter dish to this summery recipe. It's like one extreme to another. It's not really the weather for making or eating sushi though is it? But that would reflect my mood, I'm so over this cold winter, bring on summer!

Sushi rice
2 cups Sushi rice (short grain)
3 cups of water
4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

NB: For every cup of rice you will need 1 1/2 cups of water

Method (rice cooker instructions)
1. Place 2 cups of rice in the rice cooker bowl and rinse it till the water is no longer cloudy.
2. Pour in 3 cups of water in and turn on the rice cooker.
3. Mix vinegar, sugar and salt and stir until sugar dissolves. Sprinkle over rice, slicing through rice with a wooden spoon to break up any lumps and distribute the vinegar evenly.
4. Cool rice quickly by fanning it for 5mins. Cover with a damp cloth to stop the rice from drying out.

Method (stove top intructions)
1. Place 2 cups of rice in saucepan and rince it till the water is no longer cloudy.
2. Add 3 cups of water and bring it up to the boil. Stirring occasionally.
3. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 12-15mins.
4. Remove from heat and stand covered for 5-10mins.
5. Follow instructions above from step 3 onwards.

I chose Sun Rice this time.
Very happy with this product as the rice turned out perfectly and I love the packaging. It has a re-sealable zip.

I don't have one of those wooden bowl type things that you are suppose to cool it in and I also don't have a wooden spoon, so a plastic one would have to do. Here I've sprinkled the vinegar mix and getitng ready to "cut" the rice

The ingredients I chose to use this time to wrap was:
1 grated carrot
1 avocado
1 large can of tuna with roughly 3-4 tablespoons of mayo mixed in, and some salt and pepper to taste
The tuna and mayo mix

The finished product.
Best served with some Japanese soy sauce and wasabi
A lovely light healthy meal perfect for the warmer weather (when it finally comes around). Well Spring is just around the corner.....hurray!


  1. I have always wanted to try making my own sushi, but have been too scared. This looks fabulous - great job Bren.

  2. al fin! sabrè como hacer sushiiiii grx! yummmyyyy1

  3. Hi Cakelaw - I was scared initially too but you will seriously find it easy (if you can do all those amazing cakes you can definitely do this!)

    Hey Rubicita - Thank you so much!!