Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Bite-Size Tomato Cup Sushi

Hello! It is raining and cold (high 77F) today. The weather is so humid that our laundry won't dry in the room :(

Today, I will translate my award winning sushi recipe which I won the outstanding performance award at "sushi project" by iCommons Summit'08 in Sapporo.

Juicy tomato and rich tuna melt in your mouth good.

Bite-Size Tomato Cup Sushi

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 60min (includes rice cooking time)
Number of servings: 8

Necessary Equipment:
suihanki (Japanese rice cooker)

8 tomatoes about 4cm (1.5inch) in diameter
1 cup uncooked Japanese rice (short-grain rice)
* 1.5 tbsp. rice vinegar
* 0.5 tbsp. sugar
* 0.5 tsp. salt
* 30g (1oz.) drained canned tuna
* 1 tbsp. finely-chopped pickle
* 1 tbsp. finely-chopped onion
* 1 tbsp. drained canned whole corn kernels
* 1.5 tbsp. mayonnaise
* salt and pepper
parsley flakes

1. Cook rice and place in a bowl. Add A while the rice is hot and slice through rice using rice paddle to separate the grains. Will use moderate amount.
2. Slice tops off the tomatoes, and scoop out the pulp and seeds. Discard seeds, chop the pulp, and keep aside.
3. Mix the chopped pulp (2.) and B.
4. Stuff moderate amount of sushi rice into tomatoes, place the tuna mixture (3.) on top, and sprinkle parsley flakes.

Preferably refrigerate before you serve!

My original recipe in Japanese is here.

Last time I said I was interviewed by Hana TV, and the copy of the broadcast (on August 6th) has arrived few weeks ago! I forgot to mention it in my blog. My speech wasn't that good but it is a good memento!!!

The gym is closed today (it is closed every 10th and 26th), so I went to see my dentist for cleaning/check-up!
Am I keeping myself busy?!

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  1. Hi Ochi,

    Love your recipe, never thought to add rice, we use mostly just tuna and manyonnaise. Your recipe more filling with more vegetables.

    Nice picture of you, your hair is long too! I always liked long hair! You must save your broadcast, nice to have memories! :)

  2. Ohayo jo!

    I came up with this idea from stuffed tomato salad which I had the other day ;) Sushi rice uses vinegar, which is simmilar to a salad dressing, so it goes perfect!

    Yes. I have long hair since high school. Me, too! I always like long hair. Some people say it's a pain in the neck to shampoo and dry, so they cut, but I don't think so! I got used to it. Ha-ha :)


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