Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sushi Jars in the Lunchboxes

I promise you, this was easy, and the kids adored it.  This post will help me remember to do it again.

The day before, I cooked some brown rice and sprinkled it with mirin, sugar, rice vinegar, and salt - to mimic sushi rice.  In the morning, I cut up some nori sheets.  Then I just layered in rice, nori strips, diced carrots, sprouts, chopped cucumber, and a few chopped green onions.  I poured a little soy sauce down the side to hit the sides of the layers but not drench the entire stack.  

I meant to put a little pickled ginger at the very top, like the cherry on a sundae, but I forgot; this was, after all, a school morning blur.

I think I sent along homemade cookies as the go-with, but I forget (see above: school morning).



Other ideas to layer in:  chopped, cooked sweet potato; sliced avocado dipped in lemon juice; shredded turnip; chopped watercress or lettuce; strips of scrambled egg; baked tofu

And when you look at the top of the jar, you see what a pragmatic, thrifty Mennonite I am.  I wonder if this will be the topic of a mother/offspring therapy session one day. . . 


7 comments:

Lana said...

I am so impressed that your children eat these things!

And, LOL, it is amazing what adult children will say was disturbing to them as children.

jenny_o said...

I agree with both of Lana's comments! And I'll add that these are SO attractive for the lunchbox. I love good food presentation :)

katie said...

That is a fantastic idea!

Nancy po said...

Great idea, but I'd need a much bigger jar for me:)

Hazel said...

Excellent idea- my 3 would love this, especially with some avocado or smoked salmon trimmings. Or even smoked mackerel...

BLD in MT said...

How clever! And you know, I recently confused a friend who was helping cook dinner with me by handing her a a jar that had a really mis-matched lid like that. I can't remember exactly, but I think it said cherry jelly and there was something like brown gravy in it. She was momentarily skeptical of my cooking/canning ability I think! :)

Sarah Barry said...

So clever. I wonder if my kids would like sushi.

And the jar lid. Laugh out loud. My dad always got irritated with my mom for keeping things in old containers...like slaw in a sour cream tub or chicken salad in an old yogurt container.

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