If you are like me, you love some soosh! If you go out for sushi, it is definitely a treat!
If you have 4 kids that like sushi, it is a rarity.
In order to get my fix, and not spend too much time or money on it, I started making "Lazy Sushi". Here are the steps it takes to create a couple of salmon rolls. I used riced cauliflower for this as I have been trying to do fewer carbs.
First Step- (using riced Cauliflower) Get frozen riced cauliflower (super cheap at Trader Joe's or Costco). Lightly cook in pan over med/low heat with a little sesame oil. Be careful not to use more than you want as it is strong stuff and can overpower. I start out with 1/8 tsp, and go from there. As soon as it is cooked throughly and moisture has evaporated, sprinkle with a little salt, put in a little rice wine vinegar, then remove it from heat and put on plate.
Allow to come to room temperature for approx 30 minutes.
Next- Gather your tools. I used Costco smoked salmon, nori sheets (target, or walmart), chili sauce, cucumbers, cream cheese, match stick carrots, avocado, and bell pepper. This is just what I had on hand in the fridge.
If you go out to sushi, they will be using fresh sushi grade salmon. I like the ease of this, and I use only about half the package for 3 rolls which makes it reasonably priced.
OK, now get a sushi mat. This pictured below is a charger that we had in the china cabinet. I've had a lot of sushi mats, but for some reason the kids seem to use them as swords and break them. So this is a "make the most of what you have" situation.
Now, get out a piece of nori and lay it on top of a piece of parchment paper. If you are using a real sushi mat and rice combo, you typically wrap the mat in Saran wrap to prevent sticking. I like using parchment paper as it maintains its structure, and doesn't stick. Saran wrap sticks all over itself, and you end up waving your arms around like a cat with a sticker stuck to its paw.
Put a little rice/cauliflower on the nori sheet. Leave room up top.
Put a little row of your ingredients on top of the cauliflower.
Now, this is the hardest part, but once you do it a couple of times.. you're good. Grab the mat/parchment that is closest to you, and fold the nori over itself. Once the nori is over itself and all the ingredients are in the middle, give it a squeeze really so all the ingredients go together. Move your hands around and give it a little squeeze on the entire roll so it forms a tight log.
There should be a little extra little tab of nori. Take your finger and place a bead of water on it, then finish the roll and it will stick to itself.
You are free to stop there, or take it up a step. I added more of the salmon on top of the nori. You could also put avocado on top too.
Cut in half
Put halves together and make 3 slices through both lengths. This will give you 8 pieces. Be sure to use a sharp knife. A dull knife will rip apart your rolls, and make you realize that you need to work on your patience and cussing.
Mix together some mayo, sriracha, and a couple drops of sesame oil. No real measurements here, just start with a little sriracha, then add mayo until its the consistency you like.
Put rolls on plates and top with a little of your sauce. Hit it with a drop of Sriracha, and sprinkle some sesame seeds on it.
Boom! Lazy Day Sushi. (aka recovering from a minor medical procedure and taking it easy :p)