Sushi is great fun for kids to eat and once you know how, so simple to make. Don’t tell the kids, but it is also a great way to disguise super healthy veggies!
Cooked brown rice or white sushi rice
Nori sheets (seaweed sheet), found in most supermarkets
Fillings: avocado, cucumber, baby spinach, tuna mayo, finely sliced carrot, smoked salmon, chia seeds, finely sliced red cabbage, poached chicken, alfalfa sprouts, herbs, sliced omelette etc… Whatever mix you like!
- Place a nori sheet on a sushi rolling mat or thick napkin.
- Add a 1/2 cm layer of rice to a nori sheet leaving a minimum 1.5cm margin for sealing (note: it is easier with a larger margin). Ensure your filling is in the middle so your nori with rice layer can wrap around, plus a little extra to seal.
- Add your filling in a line along the centre of the rice.
- Using the sushi mat/napkin, roll up tightly and seal by dabbing water along the nori margin that has been left.
- With a sharp knife, cut the roll into slices.
- Serve with sesame oil sprinkled with sesame seeds and Tamari (soy sauce)
Tips: Best eaten fresh. Make a little extra brown rice for your dinner the night before so all you have to do is fill and roll!
Options: Fill with whatever you like. Great for using odds and ends in your fridge.
How kids can help
- Your helper will love spreading the rice on the nori sheet
- Choosing and adding the filling
- For older children, rolling the up the sushi roll and dabbing with water to seal
- Arranging the sushi on a plate