Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Easy Personal Sushi Bar

A couple of weeks ago, The Vegan Stoner posted some really yummy-looking Rice Balls. We just happen to have a lot of TVP sitting around that we need to find a way to use, so I added it to my list of things to try.  And, of course, as I got ready to make it, the recipe took on a Lazy Spin.

This recipe serves one person.  Multiply it by the number of people you're serving to make it as big or as little as you need!


Basics - everyone needs these:
  • 1 cup sushi rice, cooked with 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1/4 cup DRY burger-style TVP, rehydrated with 1/8 to 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise or vegenaise
  • 1 small package roasted seaweed (nori)
Creative ideas - mix and match any or all of these to create your own custom sushi bar!  Pre-mix some ingredients or give each diner a small bowl to mix up their own concoction.
  • Pickle relish - sweet and/or dill
  • Chopped olives
  • Soy sauce
  • Wasabi paste (Japanese horseradish)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Gochuchang (Korean red pepper paste)
  • Pickled ginger
  • Veggies, such as avocado, carrots, cucumber, green onions
  • Any other spicy or savory favorites!
Take a sheet of nori out of the package. Put a spoonful of rice on it, then a spoonful of your delicious personalized sushi concoction.  Fold it up like a little seaweed taco, and enjoy!

My favorite blend was: TVP, mayo, soy sauce, tiny touch of wasabi, sesame seeds, and gochuchang
Mr. Vegetarian liked: TVP, mayo, dill relish, olives, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and wasabi
The Veggie Kid liked it simple: nori, rice, and soy sauce.  But, boy, does he love that nori!