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Vegetable-Filled Rolled Sushi

You can prepare these rolls up to one day ahead. Do not cut the completed rolls; wrap them in plastic and cut just before serving. For easy assembly you’ll need a bamboo rolling mat available at specialty cookware shops and Asian markets.

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You can prepare these rolls up to one day ahead. Do not cut the completed rolls; wrap them in plastic and cut just before serving. For easy assembly you’ll need a bamboo rolling mat available at specialty cookware shops and Asian markets.

Servings
24

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 Tbs. rice vinegar
  • 1 to 2 Tbs. superfine sugar
  • 3 cups cooked short-grain brown rice
  • 2 green onions, white part only minced
  • 2 Tbs. toasted sesame seeds
  • 4 sheets nori

Preparation

In large glass bowl, mix vinegar and sugar. Add rice in fourths, stirring well after each addition. Stir in green onions and sesame seeds.

Hold a sheet of nori with tongs and toast by waving it above an open flame, or place it in a frying pan over high heat until crisp and fragrant. Place nori, shiny side down, on a sushi mat or dish towel. With fingertips, spread approximately 3/4 cup rice over nori to make a thin layer, leaving 1/2 inch around edges uncovered. Make a lengthwise groove in center of rice; place filling in groove.

Lift edge of mat or towel; roll nori away from you, tucking firmly as you go and taking care not to catch mat or towel in roll. When rolled, slightly moisten edge of nori; press to seal. Place roll, seam side down, on a firm surface and cut into 6 pieces with a sharp, moistened knife. Serve with Sesame-Miso Sauce (recipe follows).

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 50
  • Carbohydrate Content 10 g
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • Fat Content 1 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 1 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Sodium Content 2 mg
  • Sugar Content 0 g