The Sushi Sandwich

Sushi is my top 3 favorite food in the whole wide world, and nr. 1 for my children so our bellies need it occasionally more then often. My youngest who’m is 75% Chinese has declared himself as Japanese because the Chinese don’t have Sushi.

But the work, I’m not gonna lie is intense, especially if U use some fried panko ingredients.
U would think it gets easier the more U do it but it does not for me and it doesn’t help that we have 2 members of the family with their own Sushi restaurant or it does help actually 🙂

I’m not a big fan of bread, I like it but our Asian bodies don’t really want it so on a rare occasion if the sun and the moon are aligned with three stars or whatever I will go into the kitchen and make it myself and recently I discovered the Sushi Sandwich or the Onigirazu as they call it, it is less work and the taste is the same and thus ideal for my Kids’s Lunchbox which we will then call a Bento box of course 😉

But even still, I made it only once, may it Inspire u to do it a bit more :-))

The ones U see in the picture are with Tuna, Chicken, Luncheon meat and Egg.

I wouldn’t recommend luncheon meat however, the taste is not that wonderful and of course not very nutricious. 

The rest is Heaven..

* the Fried chicken en shrimp are made with panko crumbs, so healthier en glutenfree

Onigirazu Japanese Rice Sandwich

Onigirazu

Serving Size:
4 people
Time:
1 hour
Difficulty:
a bit when lazy

Ingredients

  • Nori seaweed
  • sushi rice
  • rice wine vinegar
  • sesame seeds
  • japanese soy sauce
  • wasabi
  • eggs
  • dashi paste or bouillon
  • tuna
  • mayonaise
  • spring onion
  • cucumber
  • fried onions
  • chicken breasts
  • shrimp
  • panko crumps
  • shiracha
  • teriyaki sauce
  • avocado
  • tobiko/fish eggs
  • surimi
  • sushi rice

Directions

  1. RICE:
  2. cook 1 pack of rice as mentioned on the package, then let it cool down and add 8 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 
  3. 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar or some sugarfree sweet
  4. (this will be enough for +/- 10 sandwiches)

    OMELET:
  5. 5 eggs
  6. 2 tbsp sweet like sugar or honey/agave
  7. 1 tsp rice vinegar/mirrin
  8. 1 tsp soy sauce
  9. 50 ml (dashi) bouillon
  10. ½ tsp salt
  11. Mix everything together and bake in the pan on both sides

    TUNA:
  12. 1 can of tuna
  13. 1 tbsp mayonaise
  14. 1 tsp rice vinegar
  15. spring onion
  16. sriracha if u want to make it a bit spicy
  17. just mix everything together

    FRIED CHICKEN:
  18. 2 chicken breasts (800 gram)
  19. 1 egg
  20. 1 cup (plantbased) milk
  21. 1 cup flour or ¾ cup potatostarch en ¼ cup riceflour for the glutenfree version
  22. 1 cup of panko
  23. 1 tsp paprika powder
  24. 1 tsp chili powder
  25. 1 tsp garlic powder
  26. 1 tsp onion powder
  27. ½ tsp ginger powder
  28. 1 tsp sesame oil
  29. pepper & salt
  30. Mix the eggs & milk. Mix the herbs and the flour. Cut the chicken in strings and throw it in the egg/milk mixture and then the flour mixture, repeat this 3 times. 
  31. fry for a few minutes in hot oil, (use coconut oil for the healthier version 🙂 

    FRIED SHRIMP:
  32. 1 pound (450 gram) shrimp, deveined and peeled but left with tail on
  33. ½ tsp garlic powder
  34. 1 tsp paprika powder
  35. ½ tsp salt
  36. ½ tsp pepper
  37. 2 eggs
  38. 1 cup flour
  39. 1 cup panko crumbs
  40. Mix the shrimp with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Combine the flour and paprika powder. Beat the eggs in another bowl and put the panko crumbs in another bowl. 
  41. Heat some oil, dip the shrimps in the flour and the eggs and finally into the panko crumbs.
  42. Fry them for 5 minutes

SANDWICH COMBINATIONS:

TUNA: cucumber, avocado, sesame seeds, wasabi mayo

CHICKEN: wasabimayo, cucumber or lettuce, teriyaki sauce, fried onions

SHRIMP: shiracha or garlic mayo sauce, avocado, tobiko, chili pepper for extra spice

FUTO MAKI: pickled radish, cucumber, omelet, shitake, seaweed, surimi (leave out for vegan)

SAUCES:

wasabi mayo: mix mayonaise with wasabi

shiracha mayo: mix ½ cup mayo with 2 tablespoons shiracha and a dash of sesame oil

garlic mayo: 1/3 cup mayo, 1 tablespoon minced garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, salt and pepper

And of course U can dip the Sandwiches in Japanese soy sauce and wasabi 🙂

How it is fold:

before serving cut it in two halves 🙂

and then enter Asian Heaven.. Enjoy..

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