I know sushi is supposed to be this super cool thing, like people go grab sushi all the time. Unlike those folks, I don't like sushi. I'm not a huge fan of seafood, especially if it's raw. And that seaweed stuff? Yeah, you can keep that.
My husband loves getting sushi, but it's not exactly something the kids will eat either. I decided we can put our own spin on it to eat it at home.
For our DIY sushi, I picked up carrots, cucumbers, rice, and canned tuna. I know! Who would have thought canned tuna would do the trick, but it does! Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore in Water is chunky and steak-like, not that soupy stuff that normally comes in a can. With a firm texture, light color and fresh taste – Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore is the perfect ingredient to deliciously enhance almost any recipe, adding a variety of nutrients – including lean protein, healthy fat and important vitamins and minerals. (*see their website for full nutritional facts)
I had no idea how to “make sushi”, so I grabbed this awesome little sushi kit that includes a rolling mat and a cover to help slice. Boy, that made it easier!
Notice there's no seaweed wrap! I found these soy wrappers that are perfect for those of us that are not a fan of the nori wraps! They work just the same and there's no snooty looks from the kids (or me).
- 1 (5 oz) can Bumble Bee® Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water
- 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 whole carrot, thinly sliced
- soy wrappers
- 2 cups white rice
- 1½ cups Cold water
- 4 Tbsp Rice vinegar
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- Rinse rice until water runs clear.
- Add rice to a large non-stick pot, then add 1½ cups of cold water.
- Let the rice sit in the water for about 30 minutes. This lets the rice absorb some of the water before cooking.
- Bring to a boil.
- Cover and turn to low for 15 minutes.
- When rice is down, remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
- While waiting for rice to cook, combine the vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl.
- Place rice into large bowl and pour vinegar mixture over it.
- Combine, but be careful not to mush. You want each piece to get the vinegar.
- Place thin layer of rice on top of soy wrapper.
- About ¾ of the way down, place a row of sliced carrots and cucumbers.
- Top with albacore tuna chunks.
- Roll up wrap, starting at the bottom.
- Slice into even slices.
These kid-approved tuna sushi rolls are perfect for dinner or even packing in lunches!
Are you a sushi fan?
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