Sushi sauerkraut sandwich
TIME: APPROX 30 MIN
ACTIVE TIME: 20 MIN
MAKES: 2 onigirazu
What Is onigirazu? Onigirazu is a type of Japanese rice shaped into a flat rectangle, almost like a sandwich. It’s so simple to make and even easier to eat.
350g sushi or risotto rice, cook to pack instructions
4 sushi nori seaweed sheets
3-4 tbsp of Bath Culture House Sauerkraut (used turmeric & ginger sauerkraut mixed with seaweed sauerkraut)
½ handful of spinach
½ cucumber, halved lengthways and very thinly sliced
Tamari, GF soy sauce, for dipping (optional)
Cook the sushi/risotto rice according to the packet instructions and keep aside.
To assemble, lay a nori sheet (bright side up) on a piece of cling film. With wet fingers to prevent sticking, position a quarter of the cooked rice in the centre of the nori sheet and shape into a square, ensuring that the flat sides of the square face the corners of the nori sheet.
Position the sauerkraut, cucumber, spinach on top of the rice and put another quarter of the rice on top of the filling.
Stay with me, it’s time to enclose the filling. Are you ready? Wet your fingers and fold the corners of the nori sheet into the centre to create a square, sealed parcel with filling inside.
Set aside for 5 - 10 minutes to soften and stick the rice.
Slice the nori in half with a wet sharp knife, cutting thought the cling film like a sandwich.
Remove the cling film and ready to serve.
I love to eat them with sriracha mayo, regular sriracha or tamari sauce.
Poke a little hole on the side of your sandwich to make it easier to start to slice through