Sakura Flower Sushi

Sakura Flower SushiMakes 8 pieces.

Ingredients:
- 1 cup prepared sushi rice
- 1 slice of ham, cut into 7″ x 1/2″ x 1/2″ lengthwise strips
- 1 pink soy wrapper sheet, cut into a 7″ x 5 1/4″ rectangle

Equipment:
- sushi mat
- bowl of cold water
- sharp knife

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions:

  1. Lay the soy wrapper on the sushi mat with the long side (7″) parallel to the lines on the sushi mat. With wet hands, distribute the rice evenly over the wrapper, leaving a 1″ unfilled border on the other long side.
  2. Again with wet hands, press the rice down firmly so that it is just shy of a 1/2″ thickness. Place the ham strips/slices 1″ from the bottom edge of the rice, again parallel to the lines on the sushi mat.
  3. With both hands, bring the bottom edge of the sushi mat up and over the ham filling. Continue to tuck the rice over the filling until both long edges of the soy wrapper meet. Place pressure on the mat to create a teardrop like sushi shape (with one end round and one end to a tip).
  4. Cut off any excess soy wrapper from the “tippy” side of the sushi roll. With a wetted knife, cut the roll half crosswise, then each half into half again. You should now have 4 pieces. Cut each piece into two. Place the sushi “leaves” in a circle with the tips facing each other to form a flower. Enjoy!

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