California Sushi Canapés

  • Prep 1 hr 5 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 32
California Sushi Canapés

Ingredients

Rice

1
cup water
3/4
cup uncooked sushi rice
2
tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

Sauce

3
tablespoons mayonnaise
2
teaspoons finely chopped gingerroot
1
teaspoon roasted red chili paste

Canapés

1
small English (seedless) cucumber
1
sheet roasted seaweed nori sheets (8x7 inch; from 1-oz package), cut into 8 rows by 4 rows
2
tablespoons sesame seed, toasted
1/2
avocado, peeled, cut lengthwise into thin slices
1/2
red bell pepper, finely chopped (or thinly sliced carrot or very small pieces of avocado)

Steps

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  • 1
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup water and the rice to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Transfer to large bowl, tossing rice with chopsticks or 2 forks to cool slightly. Gradually add vinegar, tossing constantly. Cover bowl with damp towel; cool rice about 45 minutes or until room temperature.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together sauce ingredients. Cover; refrigerate until ready to assemble canapés.
  • 3
    Cut cucumber into 32 slices, each about 1/4 inch thick. Arrange on serving platter. For each canapé, place 1 piece of nori on each cucumber slice. Top each with about 1/4 teaspoon sauce. Scoop rice using 1 measuring teaspoon, pressing rice against side of bowl to pack into spoon and hold shape of spoon. Carefully remove rice from spoon; dip flat side into sesame seed and place, flat side down, on sauce. If necessary, carefully reshape rice with fingers. Top with bell pepper or other toppings (or a combination). Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • To toast sesame seed, cook in skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown. Remove immediately from skillet to prevent seed from continuing to cook and get overdone.
  • Vary the vegetable toppings with sliced radishes, asparagus cuts or sliced green onions.
  • Seasoned rice vinegar contains salt and sugar to flavor the sushi. In this recipe, you can make your own from rice vinegar by stirring in 2 teaspoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
0g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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