Monday, January 5, 2009

Blog Picks : Sushi Bowl

At least a few years before I entered the world of blogging, I hit upon a food blog that awed me. It was my first experience with food bloggers, that community of foodies that zealously cooks, photographs and recounts food experiences. This first blog led to a second one that was even more inspiring. Even after surfing countless blogs, and getting the courage to set up my own, these two blogs remain precious; a source of inspiration. The first was Clotide's Chocolate & Zucchini. The second, 101 cookbooks, Heidi's eclectic collection of vegetarian recipes.

I've read every one of Heidi's recipes, but this is the first time I made something from her blog. Sushi bowl - all flavors of sushi, but no rolling - now how cool is that?



Heidi used brown rice in hers; I used regular sushi rice; and you can use any short grain sticky rice you own or prefer. Cook the rice as the package and common sense dictates, then mix in Heidi's citrus-soy dressing. With orange juice, soy sauce and vinegar, it's a heady mix of flavors.

Top with tofu (cut into matchsticks and browned), toasted and crumbled nori sheets and (per Heidi) avocado. We're having an avocado-less existence here in Mumbai at the moment, so I topped it with cucumber slices, my other favorite sushi filling.

5 comments:

Curry Leaf said...

Deconstructed Sushi?I am imagining the entire thing-rice,avocado salad rolled in sushi rolls.

Bharti said...

Ah yes, I have not managed to acquire a taste for the seaweed thingies, so this looks perrfect.

Sunshinemom said...

I am contemplating my sushi still!! This bowl looks just perfect for dinner!

Lulu said...

hi simran
this is a fab idea. lovely post. going to try this soon!

Soma said...

This looks just the right kinda sushi for me.. all teh things that i can eat & a sushi too:-)