When I opened my rice cooker from Santa Mom, I was immediately excited to try making sushi rice in it. Not that sushi rice is all that hard to make in a pot – I feel like it allows you more wiggle room (read: error room) than normal rice. But I really like the idea of pushing a button and ending up with perfect rice.
So I decided one day that I needed to make sushi for dinner. The problem was that I didn’t really have any suitable fillings, and I didn’t want to go to the store. I had carrot and avocado, but that wasn’t enough. So I rummaged around the fridge and came up with veggie hot dogs left over from a barbeque. And I thought to myself, why not? Do you ever wonder if you’re the first person in the world to do something a certain way or say a certain combination of words in a sentence? I’m fairly sure that I’m the only person in the universe that has put a hot dog in sushi.
I cut the hot dog into thin strips, and in the end its was overpowered by the other ingredients, so the sushi wasn’t too hot dog-tastic.
What’s that in the middle? Yep, it’s hot dog nigiri. Because, really, why not? I’m also particularly proud of the spiral effect on those rice-on-the-outside rolls. And that’s plain old steamed spinach on the bottom of the plate.
What does any sane person do with leftover sushi ingredients?
Sushi bowl for lunch.
Also, look at this!