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Avocado And Cream Cheese Sushi

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup uncooked sushi rice
  • Salt to taste

   For Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp rice
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • 1tsp black sesame seeds(kala til)

For Stuffing:

  • 10 thin avocado strips
  • 10 thin cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice

Method:
For the dressing

  1. Combine the rice vinegar and sugar in a small non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool completely.
  2. Once cooled, add the sesame seeds and mxi well. Keep aside.

For the sticky rice

  1. Soak the rice in enough water for 15 minutes,. Drain well and keep aside.
  2. Boil 2¼ cups of water and little salt in a deep non-stick pan, add the rice, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 15 to 17 minutes or till the rice is cooked and the water is evaporated completely, while stirring occasionally.
  3. Transfer the rice into a plate and cool completely, add the prepared dressing and mix gently.
  4. Divide the rice into 2 equal portions. Keep aside.

For the stuffing

  1. Combine the avocado, lemon juice and little salt in a bowl, toss gently and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Take a seaweed sushi sheet and lightly roast it on an open flame using a tong on all the sides.
  2. Repeat step 1 to roast 1 more sheet. Keep aside.
  3. Cover the bamboo mat with cling wrap all over.
  4. Place the bamboo mat on a clean, dry surface, place a portion of the prepared sticky rice over it and spread it evenly with wet hands leaving ½” gap from all the 4 sides and press it gently.
  5. Sprinkle a little water on a roasted seaweed sushi sheet to make it soft.
  6. Now place it over the spread sushi rice and press it gently.
  7. Place 5 avocado strips and 5 cream cheese strips overlapping each other on one side of the bamboo mat and sprinkle a little toga rashi evenly over it.
  8. Roll it very tightly with the help of a bamboo mat, pressing each time while rolling.
  9. Gently remove the bamboo mat to get a sushi roll. Place it on a chopping board and cut the edges to make it look clean.
  10. Place the sushi roll on a plate and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  11. Cut into 8 equal portions using a sharp wet knife.
  12. Repeat steps 4 to 11 to make 8 more pieces.
  13. Serve immediately with wasabi sauce, soy sauce and pickled ginger.

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