Sushi Rice Salad with Sesame Dressing


Sushi Rice Salad with Sesame Dressing
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Date: 10-23-10
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
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Make sushi rice with sesame dressing and roll cannned sardines and cream cheese with lettuce. I am not sure this is Japanese food but I love sushi and try to cook something different always. Cheap food costs but great nuturitious food. I used cream cheese so that even not big fan of sushi people could try.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Japanese Rice/Sushi Rice
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Seed Oil
  • 2 cans of Sardines in oil
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese
  • 8-10 Large leaves of Green Lettuce (use only top)

Recipe Steps:

  • 1.Rinse rice several times in running water until water gets clear. Drain in a colander. Cook in a sauce pan with a lid or rice cooker according to package directions. Note, just a little bit less than package directions so that rice is cooked a little bit harder. (To make perfect sushi rice, rice should be cooked little bit harder than regular rice)
  • 2.While rice is cooking, in a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and sesame seeds oil. Mix well. Cut cream cheese into half inch matchsticks. Rinse lettuce and drain sardines.
  • 3.When rice is done, transfer to the medium bowl and add 2 and mix gently. Don’t stir too much. Let it cool.
  • 4.Place 2 tablespoons of sushi rice on one leaf of lettuce. Then place 1 stick of cream cheese and 1 piece of sardine. Wrap it folding right and left. Make 8-10 rolls.
  • 5.Serve.

Serving Size: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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