Makings and doings by Maeve Keane: queen of faffing about - mostly involving making stuff, baking things, and drinking tea.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sushi and Onigiri
Last summer I went to Japan with two friends and a year later we were still talking about these things we dubbed "yellow chickens" so we decided to recreate them! What we were actually talking about were Onigiri: balls/triangles of sushi rice with different fillings. Our favourite were a kind of chicken curry which we often ate for breakfast in the absence of cereal. Odd, delicious, and probably more lunch-appropriate.
To make them, simply shred some cooked chicken and add curry powder or spices and mix with sushi rice (prepared as instructed on the box). Then shape them and wrap some nori (seaweed) around them if you like. Best served with soy sauce, wasabi and sushi ginger.
We also made some maki sushi with peppers and some miso soup to make a meal out of this.