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Vegetable Nori Rolls

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Ingredients
  Purified water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Rice 1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked (Brown, white, or basmati)
  Rice vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Mirin 1 Tablespoon (sweet rice wine)
  Nori sheets 6
  Carrot 1⁄2 Medium, peeled and cut into thin strips
  Cucumber 1⁄2 Medium, seeded and cut into thin strips
  Avocado 1⁄2 , thinly sliced
  Green onions/Scallions 5 , cut into strips
  Plum paste 2 Tablespoon
  Wasabi 2 Tablespoon (hot, green horseradish paste)
  Red cabbage 1⁄2 , shredded for 2 cups
  Daikon radish 2 Cup (32 tbs), shredded
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon (such as tamari)
Directions

MAKING
1) In a medium pot boil water.
2) Stir in rice, decrease heat. Cook covered over simmering heat.
3) If using brown rice, simmer for 45 minutes; white rice for 20 minutes and basmati for 25 minutes.
4) Cook the rice until firm and the water absorbed.
5) Transfer the rice into a bowl. Mix vinegar and mirin to it.
6) With a wooden spoon fluff rice and let it cool completely.
7) To prepare the nori sheet, toast, fill, and roll one at a time.
8) Hold the first sheet 10 inches above a low flame and gently wave with hand until it begins to discolor.
9) Place the nori sheet on top of a sushi mat.
10) With a flat wooden spoon, place 1/2 cup of cooked rice at the narrow end of toasted sheet. Flatten the rice to make a slab.
11) Make a lengthwise gutter about 1/2 inch up the rice slab with a chopstick or the dull edge of a knife.
12) In a medium nonstick saute pan, heat canola or grapeseed oil. Saute onions and garlic over low heat for about 2 minutes.
13) Take off from heat.
14) In a medium bowl add spinach leaves, onions and garlic.
15) Mix yogurt, mint, pepper, and nuts. Toss with a fork.

SERVING
16) Serve the spinach mixture on the toasts.
17) Decorate with apple wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Saute
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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