Rolls or Vegetarian Sushi (Parve)
cooked and cooled (see recipe for Sushi
1-2 thin long fresh carrots or other
vegetables cut into long thin strips
8-10 fresh long green beans
2 tablespoons dashi or vegetable stock
3-4 fresh shiitaki mushrooms (or 2-3 dried
ones, soaked and drained)
1/2 cup fresh peas
1 small avocado
1 package (10 sheets) nori (seaweed)
rice wine vinegar
Set the cooked rice aside. Scrape carrots,
slice thinly into long strips. Remove ends
from beans and slice large ones in half
lengthwise. Place carrots and beans in
microwave safe dish or bowl, add dashi or
broth. Cover. Microwave on high 2-3 minutes.
Do not overcook.
Slice mushrooms into strips and add to
carrots and beans. Add peas. Cover.
Microwave on high 1 minute. Remove
vegetables from liquid to a plate and
sprinkle with a tad bit of rice vinegar. Set
aside to cool.
Place a sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi
rolling mat, lining up the shortest edge
with the bottom of the mat. Spread enough
rice mixture, about 1 cup of it, over the
nori sheet, leaving a 2 inch edge at the
top. Place the vegetable strips plus slices
of avocado in rows in the middle of the
rice, making 1 neat row of vegetables. Roll
the mat, guiding the vegetables as needed.
Squeeze mat to secure ingredients. Unroll.
Wrap with waxed paper and set aside while
you roll more.
When ready to slice, place on cutting board
and using a very sharp heavy slicing knife,
cut into slices about 1 inch. Garnish with
tidbits of ginger, onion, wasabi, and serve
with soy sauce, rice vinegar, and any other
desired dipping sauces.
Main Dishes -- Rice
Japanese version of horseradish comes from the root of an Asian
plant. It's used to make a green-colored condiment that has a
sharp, pungent, fiery flavor. Wasabi, which is also called
Japanese horseradish, is available in both paste and powder form
in specialty and Asian markets as well as supermarkets. Some
specialty produce markets carry fresh wasabi, which may be
grated like horseradish. In Japan, sushi and sashimi are served
with a condiment of wasabi mixed with soy sauce.
Sushi: Cold cooked rice dressed
with vinegar that is shaped into bite-sized pieces and topped
with raw or cooked fish, or formed into a roll with fish, egg,
or vegetables and wrapped in seaweed.