– You even deny vegan sushi? Why???
– Because I do not want to be junkie vegan, I just want to eat healthy:)
internal dialogue with oneself
I would really like to go deeper into this particular topic about naked rice – rice without husks – and share with you what I have learned and realized, lets say, I hope to make a post named “Why sushi is not sushi” on Friday, October 23, 2020 in rubrics Al’chemist on Fridays.
After (AFTER!) I discovered my healthy (much healthier) version of sushi last week – sushi with whole rice, I read on internet about sushi with brown rice. Lots of people do not like it because of specific, not common taste, – my version is different. The taste of my-made sushi exceeded the expectations of a gourmet!
So, I was hungry for a half of a day, making my imagination about food product combinations very intensive, and a right combination of delicious sushi has appeared! Let’s call it Wild black sushi (because of the wild rice variety in the ingredient list).
Here it is!
Before you start (more info on a page 2)
8 h + 50 min
steamer pot, organic cotton milk bag, bamboo sushi mat, blender with multi-mill chopper or just blender, small scoop (optional)
For note: 8 h are needed for rice soaking and 50 min for steaming rice
Basic rule: before you start you may wash/clean and drain/dry vegetables, herbs, fruits and other ingredients when needed
|whole-grain !wild! rice||70 g||0.5 cup|
|whole-grain !red! rice||80 g||0.5 cup|
|dried tomato in oil||200 g||0.45 lbs|
|shiitake mushrooms||25 g||0.05 lbs|
|garlic||2 cloves||2 cloves|
|green chili pepper||1||1|
|ghee butter||50 g||0.1 lbs|
|fresh ginger||2 tsp + 10 coin-size slices||2 tsp + 10 coin-size slices|
|fresh herbs: rosemary, sage, thyme||handful||handful|
|nori seaweed sheets||4||4|
|tamari sauce||20-40 ml||0.6-1.4 oz|
|water to dilute tamari sauce||20-40 ml||0.6-1.4 oz|
How to make it:
- Soak rice for at least 8 h or overnight
- Rinse it and cook in a steamer pot, putting into a nut milk bag for 40-50 min
- Let rice to cool
In a meanwhile rice is cooking…
- Soak shiitake mushrooms in water
- In a meanwhile, sauté cut onion till lightly brown color, then add minced garlic, cut green chili pepper without seeds
- Add cut herbs, 2 tsp (or more as you wish) of minced ginger and immediately remove from heat – ginger and fresh herbs should not be cooked!
In a meanwhile onion filler is cooling…
- Cut cucumbers in small strips so that it would be good size to add to sushi roll
- Rinse mushrooms and chop it together with cut slices of dried tomato in a multi-mill chopper, or blender
- Add onion filler into a mass and mix in a blender (chopper) once again
- Add the onion-mushroom mass to cooled rice and mix well
Let’s roll it!
- Spread rice-onion-mushroom mass on a bamboo mat. I use 5-6 small scoop for one nori sheet
- Add cut cucumber on a top and roll it!
- Slice the rolls and serve with fresh sliced ginger and diluted tamari sauce
Important to know:
- Tamari sauce does not contain flour if comparing with soy sauce
- Usually tamari (as well as soy sauces) are very high in salt – that is why I dilute it with water. In my case, I have tamari sauce with salt concentration 10 g per 100 g of the product – that is too much, well, even 5 g/100 g is too much, but anyway, let it be 5:)
- “Red” rice is different than “brown” rice, as well as “wild” rice is different than “black” rice
- For those who have no rice cooker pot and have difficulties with cooking rice – nut milk bag for steaming is a great option! be sure you use organic cotton bag!!!
- I need to say, I have rolled my own sushi at home for the first time. I grabbed just the first YouTube video available and watched the procedure there. Here it is: