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Bacon Sushi

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Sushi is the perfect combination of tastes; crisp, salty sheets of nori, wrapped around the sweet and tangy filling of vinegary rice, stuffed with a mild piece of fish. So, how do you make something already so good even better? With BACON, of course, as the crisp and salty substitute to the sheets of nori. And what if you used the same grains of sushi rice to cook up a luscious, creamy risotto, with pieces of sauteed mushrooms or fresh green peas as the filling? Can it be possible to make such a perfect food even more perfect?
 
 
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Step 1: What you'll need

This recipe makes enough bacon sushi to feed 2 - 4 people.

 - 2 x 500g(1 lb.)  packages of bacon (I chose an applewood smoked bacon, but any type would work)
 - 3 tbsp. oil
 - 1 medium onion, finely diced
 - 1 1/2 c. sushi rice
 - 3/4 c. white wine (replace with chicken stock for a version without alcohol)
 - 4 1/2 c. chicken stock
 - 2 tbsp. butter
 - 3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

This is the basic risotto recipe, but it allows for a multitude of variations. Risotto is a customizable dish so feel free to choose your own add ins. In this Instructable, I show both a classic green peas and ham risotto, with the bacon standing in for the ham, as well as an asian mushroom risotto, playing off the origin of the sushi itself. (See step 4 for ingredients)

Special tools:

 - bamboo sushi rolling mat
 - roasting pan with drip tray to cook the bacon (can be replaced by a cooling rack placed on a baking sheet)
 - thick-bottomed cast iron pot, which cooks the risotto more evenly (not necessary - just make sure to watch for rice sticking to the bottom of the pot)
skyisblu (author) 11 months ago
Well, the risotto and the bacon take 20 minutes to cook, which you can do at the same time. The fillings might add another 5 minutes, and the final cooking takes about 20 minutes longer, so I would safely say you could pull this meal together in 1 hour. (But give yourself a little more time the first time around for troubleshooting and such.)

For the party, the sushi would easily hold up for a little while, as risotto gets more stable as it cools, but food safety-wise, I would not leave cooked food out at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If you have a warming plate you could keep them in, that would be even better. Enjoy!
fluffydragon11 months ago
Man. I want to make this for the halloween party this year. How long does the whole thing take, and why the heck isn't this a featured instructable??

Would these hold up if I brought them to a party and they sat around for an hour or two?
heelercjwww2 years ago

Whoa you are my new hero.
Want want want
zomfibame2 years ago
wow, a combo of two of my favorite foods, sushi and bacon! how cool!