- Preparation time
- 10 mins
- Cooking time
- 45 mins
- 4 people
- Meal course
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- Posted on
- September 11, 2017
Aaah, sushi. Who doesn’t love them? That, I’m not sure, because literally everyone I know shares this certain weakness for raw fish and sticky rice, and honestly, I can’t blame them. One can eat sushi as an appetizer, or in the main course, and sometimes, even for dessert. It is palatable, healthy, and it certainly makes you look cultured when you’re eating one.
The rise of sushi in America has given birth to different variations of this classic Japanese dish. As of this writing, I’m sure you’ve heard about sushi burger. Yes! Your favorite raw salmon and sticky rice in burger form. It’s steadily growing popular nowadays for two main reasons – one, it is sushi, two, you can eat it without chopsticks, and three, it sure is worth a #foodpornInstagram post!
Many restaurants offer different kinds and stuffing for a sushi burger, and when you’re simply not up for paying $20 for a sushi burger, you can definitely make your own at home. Even if you have not made sushi before, creating your sushi burger is easier than you imagine. You can add any ingredient as you wish, and still end up with an enticing version.
Sushi burger is basically this – your choice of raw fish sandwiched between sticky rice buns – all the others are optional as to your liking. In this recipe, you will learn how to build your sushi burger, and tweak it as you wish.
Cooking the rice will probably take most of the time for this dish, but the rest of the preparation is quite simple easy! Now, all you need is to devour your delicious fusion burger. But first, be sure to take a good #foodporn photo! Enjoy!
- Cook rice and let it partially cool. Once cool enough to touch, put vinegar and sesame seeds. Mix well and mold into medium sized buns. You may also use little bowls, so you get a perfectly molded rice bun. Sear each side the bun on a non-stick pan until firm. Set aside and let cool.
- Slice your raw fish into very thin strips. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and chives, then mix well. You can also use a food processor to mince the fish and mix the ingredients and mold them into patties.
- Assemble your fish on to the bun. Whether you’re working with a ground or striped fish patties, all you have to do is lay them on to your cooked rice buns.
- Layer your avocados, carrots, lettuce, and cabbage. Add some Japanese mayonnaise and close off the top bun.
- Tips: You can add other sauces for more flavor variations – teriyaki, sweet chili, sriracha, or eel sauce. • Add more veggies as you wish! • Top everything off with crispy garlic bits. • If you’re not into raw salmon or tuna, which is highly unlikely, you may also use chicken patties.