Saturday 21 September 2019

Ham and Avocado Sushi Rolls

Sushi Roll Stuffed with Cooked Ham and Avocado
Sushi Roll Stuffed with Cooked Ham and Avocado

Kevin Dundon

INGREDIENTS (makes 12 sushi pieces)

200g sushi rice

300ml water

Salt and pepper

200g ham

1 avocado, sliced lengthways

Juice of ½ lemon

½ cucumber, sliced lengthways

2 sheets nori (Japenese seaweed)

2 tbsp sushi seasoning

Rinse the sushi rice under cold running water, stir, drain and repeat. Pour 300ml of water in a pan, add the rice and bring to a simmer with a lid on. Simmer for about 8 minutes, then remove from the heat. Leave the lid on and allow the rice to absorb any moisture for a further 20-25 mins.

Meanwhile, to prepare the filling, chop the ham, slice the avocado - add a squeeze of lemon to prevent discolouration - and slice the cucumber into long batons.

When the rice has cooled down, prepare a sheet of nori on a sushi roller or parchment paper. Layer half of the rice, then add the filling in the centre. Roll the nori and rice around the filling and aim to link the nori to form a sushi roll. Using a sharp knife, slice into 5-6 pieces and place within the lunchbox. Drizzle with sushi seasoning and cover with a lid.

Store in the fridge until needed.

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