Sushi burritos were created in 2008 by Peter Yen, founder of the Bay Area's popular Sushirrito, as a way to combine two of his favorite foods: sushi and burritos. You'll need a bamboo sushi-rolling mat, which you can find at kitchenware stores, Asian grocery stores, or online. This easy sushi burrito recipe includes salty, crunchy, fresh, sweet and creamy notes by using avocado, potato chips, mirin and cucumber to accompany the fresh tuna, nori and rice.
PICKLED RED ONIONS
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin
1/8 cup sugar
1/2 cup cooked sushi rice, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon black sesame seeds
2 sheets nori (7 1/2 in. by 8 in. each)
4 ounces salmon or ahi tuna, cut into 1/2-in. dice
1/4 peeled cucumber, cut lengthwise into 1/2-in.-thick spears
1/4 avocado, cut into 1/2-in.-thick wedges
1/4 cup potato chips
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Furikake* (Japanese sesame and seaweed blend, optional), for sprinkling
How to Make It
Make onions: Combine vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl with 1/2 cup water, then whisk until sugar is dissolved. Add onions and let sit 20 minutes.
Make sauce: Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan, then simmer for a few minutes until slightly thickened. Let cool.
Spread cooked rice on a baking sheet, then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Arrange a bamboo mat on a work surface with narrow end toward you. Lay one sheet nori, wide end toward you, on a bamboo mat. Moisten the far edge and lay second nori sheet on top of first; press to seal. Using wet hand, spread rice in a thin layer over just the first sheet of nori to cover it completely. Arrange salmon dice in a horizontal row about 1/3 way down first nori sheet and all the way to edges, then layer cucumbers and avocado on top. Drizzle with unagi sauce and sprinkle with potato chips, cilantro, and a sprinkle of furikake.
Using bamboo mat, roll filled nori into a tight roll about 3 in. thick. Continue rolling onto second nori sheet until burrito is covered with second sheet (this will help seal in moisture).
Wrap burrito in parchment paper to help hold it together, cut in half, and serve with remaining unagi sauce.
*Find in the international aisle of well-stocked grocery stores or at Asian markets.