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Dessert Sushi

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Samanayrs is a unique traditional art pet adoptable with it's own site and forums. In celebration of Valentines Day (2012) they hosted a chocolate cooking contest. Judged for creativity, deliciousness, and effort each entry must use chocolate as a main ingredient and include a card somewhere in the image with the creator's username. 

For this contest AmazonDreamer decided to make chocolate sushi. It's creative, takes a good amount of effort, and ended up delicious! She does not have an instructables account of her own, however, so I am recording the creation process here in her stead.

Food you will need:

Short Grain (Sushi) Rice
Fruit (Kiwi, Strawberry, Rasberry, Watermelon, Apples, and Cantelope)
Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Agave Syrup (or Corn Syrup)
Coconut Milk
Vanilla Extract
Almond Paste
Lemon Juice
Food Coloring

Non-food stuff to have:
Rice cooker (optional; pot and stove work, too)
Sushi Mat
1-Gal Zip-top bag
Parchment Paper (essential!)
Smaller zip-top bag
Pinch bowls for holding cut fruit
Rolling Pin
Cutting Board
Knives, Peelers, Mandolin
 
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Step 1: Wash and Prep Rice

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The first thing to do is to wash the rice to remove the excess starch.

Pour rice into a large-ish bowl, then pour water over it. Scrub it between your hands, drain the water, and re-rinse until the water runs clean again. 

Let dry for an hour, then cook according to rice/rice cooker directions!

Step 2: Make Modelling Chocolate

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To make modelling chocolate (the "nori") you will need your chocolate chips and agave (or corn) syrup. 

8 oz. Chocolate chips melted in the microwave
Pour your chips in a bowl that fits them and microwave for about a minute, then 15 second intervals after that until almost completely melted. Pull them when you have a few small unmelted bits left and stir to finish. It's better to under-cook them and melt them by stirring vigorously than to burn your chocolate.

Add 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Agave (or corn) Syrup
Stir to combine and using a spatula get the resulting mixture into a zip-top bag and stash in the refrigerator to set. Minimum one hour, we let it sit overnight.
MariaA2 made it!12 hours ago

Not that hard to make cause it has the full intructions.

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napalmnate2 years ago
This is great! I'm going to do this, only I'm going to substitute the rice for Rice Crispies treats. ^_^
That was my thought too when I saw that it was rice. Exceptional would be Rice Crispies because it would be sweet and not a dry texture like "Rice" would have. Great -able though. :)
haha Great minds think alike. :-p
scooter3092 years ago
Elegant, beautiful and creative!! Great job!! Can't wait to try them.
redrover342 years ago
Thanks for posting this. What a great idea.

What about using a chilled cookie sheet as a work surface? Do you think it would make working with the chocolate easier?
oakleafwolf (author)  redrover342 years ago
That would work well, actually. Great idea!
neocoolstar2 years ago
Love it. But personally, I don't like eating rice and fruit together ><
oakleafwolf (author)  neocoolstar2 years ago
The rice is sweetened. Think of it more like rice pudding with a better texture. It's not like dinner rice with sweet stuff on top. :)
klixtopher2 years ago
Very nice. I've seen various dessert sushis and this is the first that I've seen do a nice job of actually using sushi rice; the coconut milk is inspired. I imagine they taste great!
MrFixItGuy2 years ago
What a great idea. We are definately going to do this the next time we entertain.
sdhardie2 years ago
I'd be tempted to make and use rice krispy treats in place of the rice. Yum! Thanks for sharing.
What can I say besides AWESOME!
dauphin19742 years ago
Totally, Totally, Totally Awesome! The kids and I have something new to try! There's a whole food genre about making "dinner" look like "dessert" and vice versa. For instance - making ice cream look like meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I do remember making Sushi using fruit-leather and gummi-fruit and marshmallow-bunnies or something.... Thanks for this one - I'll add it to my list of cool things to do.
VACH.2 years ago
they look beautiful :)
Yummies. I think I like these better then the fruit rollup ones.
squishysim2 years ago
I just might make this if I can find all the items needed. It would be a great way for my father to have sushi since he has a fish allergy.
awesome Idea!
Definitely some of the most wonderful dessert sushi I've ever seen!
carlos66ba2 years ago
Beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing.