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Sushi Burritos

A fun and fresh recipe from Alex Thomopoulos.
Sushi Burritos
Ingredients
  • 8-10 soy paper (you can also use nori if you can’t find soy paper)
  • 2 cups sushi rice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 lb fresh sushi grade Ahi tuna (you could also use cooked shrimp, crab, or sushi grade salmon), cut into 1⁄4” pieces (small chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 avocado, cut in half and sliced into 4 pieces
  • 1 english cucumber, cut into thin 4 inch square sticks
  • 1 cup cilantro or parsley
  • 1⁄4 cup tobiko (fish eggs, you can find this at any Asian super market)
Serve with
  • Pickled ginger, wasabi, teriyaki sauce and spicy mayo

To Prepare Sushi Rice

1) Rinse the rice in a strainer or colander until the water runs clear. -Combine 2 cups of sushi rice with 2 cups of water.

2) Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes. -Remove from the heat and let stand, covered for 10 minutes.

3) In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt.

4) Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves.

5) Transfer the rice into a large wooden or glass bowl, add the vinegar mixture and fold thoroughly to combine and coat each grain of rice with the mixture.

Steps

1) In a bowl combine chopped tuna, sriracha, green onions, sesame oil, mayonnaise and sesame seeds. Mix to combine.

2) Lay our your bamboo mat, and place one sheet of soy paper on top. Spread 1⁄4 cup of sushi rice with your fingers evenly over the soy paper. Keep a bowl of water next to you so you can keep your fingers wet, this prevents the rice sticking to your hands.

3) Place 1⁄4 cup of tuna mixture in a line towards the bottom the rice. Add 4-6 sticks of cucumber and a couple of slices of avocado. Next sprinkle a bit of tobiko and a few sprigs of cilantro on top.

4) Roll the sheet, applying pressure as you roll.

5) Once you have a nice “roll”, remove from the bamboo mat, wrap the roll in a square of parchment paper like a burrito. Seal with a piece of tape. Cut the “burrito” in half and enjoy with various dipping sauces!

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