Avocado and Shrimp Sushi

Photo: Jan Smith

Using mashed avocado makes this California-style sushi easy to roll. Use precooked shrimp for an easy shortcut. Serve sushi with the typical accompaniments of wasabi, low-sodium soy sauce, and pickled ginger.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 8 pieces)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 365
  • Calories from fat: 16%
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 13.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 60.3g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg
  • Iron: 4.3mg
  • Sodium: 311mg
  • Calcium: 35mg

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi (Japanese horseradish)
  • 1 avocado, peeled and mashed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 24 large shrimp, cooked, peeled, and halved crosswise (about 8 ounces)
  • 6 nori (seaweed) sheets
  • 12 chives
  • 12 (7-inch-long) julienne-cut seeded peeled cucumber strips

Preparation

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Stir in vinegar; cover and cool to room temperature.
  2. Combine wasabi and avocado in a small bowl, and set aside. Combine cilantro and shrimp in another small bowl; toss well.
  3. Cut off top quarter of nori sheets along short end. Place 1 nori sheet, shiny side down, on a sushi mat covered with plastic wrap, with long end toward you. Pat 3/4 cup rice mixture evenly over nori with moist hands, leaving a 1-inch border on one long end of nori. Spread 1 tablespoon avocado mixture over rice.
  4. Arrange 8 shrimp pieces, 2 chives, and 2 cucumber strips along bottom third of rice-covered nori.
  5. Lift edge of nori closest to you; fold over filling. Lift bottom edge of sushi mat; roll toward top edge, pressing firmly on sushi roll. Continue rolling to top edge; press mat to seal sushi roll. Let rest, seam side down, for 5 minutes. Slice crosswise into 8 pieces. Repeat procedure with remaining nori, rice mixture, avocado mixture, shrimp mixture, chives, and cucumber.
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