baby sushiI’ve discovered some great Asian supermarkets near us. You can get everything you need for making sushi in bulk and much cheaper than in the supermarket. If you’re planning on making sushi for adults as well as children I would definitely recommend investing in some pickled ginger, good quality soy sauce and wasabi paste. Freddie’s Daddy takes sushi to work for his lunch boxed up just like it came from a sushi shop with all the accompaniments.

Baby sushi came about because Freddie informed me that although he liked the rice and filling he really wasn’t all that fond of the ‘green stuff’ aka nori sheets. So I decided to adapt the way I make sushi and now he gobbles it down.

Baby sushi for toddlers

To make Baby sushi you will need the following to hand:

• bamboo sushi mat (you can get these in the supermarket if you don’t have an Asian supermarket near where you live).

• damp tea towel

• serrated knife

• chopping board

• nori sheets (Japanese seaweed)

• sushi rice made in advance

Enjoy this Baby sushi recipe!

ps If you want to make sushi for adults don’t cut the nori sheet in half before spreading with rice (I use about 1/2 – 3/4 cup per sheet) and just add more filling. Then follow all the other steps.

pss You may also like to check out an old post by Anna about making sushi with her kids and her link to all the great places you can see when you visit Japan.

Baby sushi for all toddlers
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 sheets of nori sheets cut in half
  • 1 cup cooked sushi rice (approximately ⅓ cup dried sushi rice)
  • 3 tbsps rice vinegar or sushi seasoning
  • Possible fillings: tuna mayonnaise, smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber, left over roast chicken, prawns.
Instructions
  1. SUSHI RICE
  2. Prepare you sushi rice in advance as it needs time to cool.
  3. Rinse ⅓ cup rice under cold water and place in a saucepan
  4. Add ¾ cup cold water and bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for 5 minutes with the lid still on the saucepan.
  6. Turn out from the saucepan into a bowl, add the rice vinegar and stir through with a wooden or plastic spoon.
  7. Cool.
  8. INSTRUCTION FOR ROLLING BABY SUSHI
  9. Place your bamboo sushi mat on a damp tea towel.
  10. Cut a sheet of nori in half and lay on the sushi mat*
  11. Place about ¼ cup of rice on the nori sheet and spread out with damp fingers or a wooden spoon.
  12. Along the top of your nori sheet make a row of your chosen filling
  13. Gently roll using the bamboo mat, tucking the filling in with your thumbs as you roll.
  14. Continue to roll until you create a sushi roll.
  15. Move onto a chopping board and slice using a damp serrated knife.
  16. Gently roll using the bamboo mat, tucking the filling in with your thumbs as you roll.
Munch Mum, Kate Day

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