My boys love sushi.
It's amazing how, if you offer your one year old, then toddler, then four year old, new things to eat all the time, what good eaters they will become :)
We always make our own sushi at home. Cheaper and alot easier if you have little ones.
And we always offer it to our kiddos.
And they always love it.
They love dipping the sushi into their own little bowls of soy sauce, spiked with a couple red pepper flakes.
But, it does get a little messy.
So, I came up with a sushi "salad" to eat in a bowl with a spoon!
All the same ingredients of your favorite vegetarian sushi in an easy, bowl form!
No rolling or fussing with wet hands and sticky sesame seeds.
Just a big bowl and a big spoon!
Easy peasy and delicious for mommies, daddies, and little ones alike!
Serves 2-4, if you include kids :)
One recipe sushi rice, warm or room temperature
2-3 sheets nori
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
3 green onions
2 carrots, washed and peeled
1-2 cups shelled and steamed edamame
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Soy sauce and sriracha or wasabi, to taste
Additional add-ins: smoked salmon, chopped cold shrimp, crab, chopped asparagus, cooled scrambled egg, chopped almonds or peanuts...whatever you like in your sushi roll!
Place sushi rice in a large bowl.
Slice nori into thin shreds and add to bowl.
Chop cucumber, green onions, and carrots into small dices, and add to rice and nori.
Add edamame and sesame seeds and toss to combine.
Add in any additional add-ins you might like.
Serve in bowls and dress with soy sauce and sriracha or wasabi, to taste, and enjoy!