Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sushi In A Jar

Sushi in a jar, deconstructed sushi, sushi bowls, sushi salad. 
Call it what you like.... it's delicious. 
Also.... other than making the rice, these beautiful little treats only take a few minutes to whip up AND they last for 3 or 4 days in the fridge. I love making them to take to work with me. 
I mixed half sushi rice and half brown rice - but you can choose one or the other if you prefer. You can also easily customize the ingredients to suit your preferences. 
There really is no downside to making these. 
What are you waiting for?

Sushi In A Jar

1 cup cooked sushi rice
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp sugar
4 - 8 Tbsp soy sauce
1 lb cooked prawns, halved
1 cup thinly sliced purple cabbage
1 cup diced cucumbers
1 cup matchstick carrots
1 sheet Nori, sliced

sesame seeds

Cook sushi/brown rice according to package directions. When finished cooking, add both rice to a large bowl, stir in the rice wine vinegar and sugar until well mixed. Set aside to cool. (Rice can be made in advance and kept in fridge until ready to use.)
Assemble sushi in jars: Place 1 Tbsp of soy sauce (or up to 2 depending on personal preference) in the bottom of 4 jars. (Jars should hold about 2 cups)
Place a quarter of the prawns in each jar. 
Then top with 1/4 of the purple cabbage, then the cucumber, then the carrots. 

Press down a little in the jar. 
Top with 1/2 cup of the rice.
Then sprinkle with 1/4 of the Nori sheet and top with some sesame seeds. 

Admire how pretty they are...

Now you can cover and refrigerate for up to 3 or 4 days (I found on day 4 they were starting to get a little gummy but still edible.) Or you can eat immediately. 
Simply dump the jar into a bowl, top with some sriracha (if desired) and enjoy.

You can also top with a little more sesame seeds and Nori if you like. Totally optional. I found 1 Tbsp of soy sauce was good for me but when I made them for the girls at work I used 2 Tbsp of soy sauce because I know they prefer more. 
According to MyFitnessPal one serving (recipe makes 4) is:  292 calories, 26 protein, 45 carbs, 4 fiber, 2 fat. 
Some optional ingredients: crab or imitation crab, avocado, seaweed salad, zucchini, radish. Copy your favorite sushi into a "in a jar" treat. You won't regret it. 
Like things a little spicier?? Add a bit of wasabi paste to your soy sauce and give it a stir before putting it in the jar. 

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