For the sushi
- 2 cups sushi rice
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, white or black
- 2 sheets square rice paper or nori
- 1 small salad cucumber, julienned (around 1/2 cup)
- 1 large mango, sliced into strips (around 1 cup)
- 1 cup mock Kani or Surimi flakes
- 1 avocado, cut into strips
- 1/4 cup mojito mint, coarsely chopped
For the sauce
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha sauce (optional or to taste)
- 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- sushi rolling mat
- plastic wrap
- vinyl disposable gloves
- pastry brush
Lucy's Sushi is filled with fresh ingredients like seasonal avocado, mango, mint and cucumber. It tastes like summertime!
For the sushiCook the sushi rice according to package directions. Add the rice vinegar, sugar and sesame seeds to the warm rice. Set aside to cool. Cover a sushi mat completely with plastic. Divide the rice into two. Place half of the rice on the covered mat. With wet, glove covered hands, pat the rice into an even square on the mat. Place the rice paper (or nori) on the rice. Using a pastry brush, brush water all over the rice paper to soften. If using nori skip this step. On the end closest to you, layer mango, mock, Kani, cucumber, avocado and mint. Carefully roll the sushi, tightening as you roll. Cover the sushi roll with plastic and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Repeat with the remaining sushi ingredients. Fill a large cup with water. Place a sushi roll on a cutting board. Unwrap the plastic Dip a sharp knife in the water and cut a slice of sushi. Repeat dipping the knife in water for each cut. Repeat with the second roll.
For the sauceIn a medium bowl, whisk together the toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, sriracha and light mayonnaise. Serve Lucy's Sushi with the dipping sauce, additional mango, avocado, cucumber and any other sauces you prefer.
If you're not a huge mint fan you can leave it out of the recipe, but it really adds a lot of freshness to the sushi. You can leave out or adjust the sriracha sauce according to your taste. If you like you can substitute a little crushed red pepper. Try this sushi with a little teriyaki sauce or sweet chili sauce. Mmmmmmm..... Some sushi kits include a rice spreading paddle. You can use that to spread the rice on the mat if you like.