Intro: Frankenstein Uramaki (Sushi)
When I think Frankenstein's monster I think Haloween, hands down. So it's time a dedicated a recipe to him. Give this guy a try and the mummy dogs a break this year.
These uramaki rolls are so fun to make and even more tasty. Get creative when drawing little faces on the rolls for a variety of excitement. You can make half as Frankenstein's monster and half plain to cut your prep time down. Mixed up on the plate the effect looks great.
Keeping this fun little appetizer veggie is a super plus. Not only do you not need to worry about raw fish sitting on a counter all night, but it keeps things veg-friendly for all of your guests.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
You will need the following;
Small pot with lid
Knife and cutting board
Bowl of water for wetting hands
Seasoned rice vinegar or sushi seasoning
Vegetables for filling (cucumber, avocado, carrot, etc.)
Black food colouring
Plastic piping bag or cone
Step 2: Prep Time
First off you will need to combine 1/2 cup sticky rice, 3/4 of water and 1/2 tsp turmeric (alternatively you may use yellow food colouring) in a small pot and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling stir, reduce to a simmer and place lid on. Simmer for 17 minutes. Do not lift lid while cooking.
While rice is cooking prepare your filling. I used cucumbers and avocado, but feel free to create your own filling combinations. Cut into thin strips and set aside.
To prepare your sushi mat, wrap it in plastic wrap to ensure the rice doesn't get in between all the bamboo. It is the worst to clean out!
Step 3: Making Your Rolls
Once the rice is cooked, remove from heat. Stir in 4 teaspoons of sushi seasoning or seasoned rice vinegar.
Place a piece of nori on your sushi mat. Spoon out half the rice and spread over 1/2-2/3 of the nori, pressing the rice down firmly (see picture). I find it's helpful to wet your hands while working with the rice so it doesn't stick to you. Flip the nori so the rice is on the bottom. Place your filling in the middle of where your rice is and roll up your sushi. If you need help doing that, follow this link! https://www.instructables.com/id/make-easy-sushi/?...
You don't want to roll the sushi all the way or the nori will double back around onto the rice. Stop rolling when it reaches that point (see picture). Trim the excess.
Cut into 6 even pieces, making sure to use a very sharp clean knife, so it doesn't squish.
Prepare the rest the same way or with the nori on the outside for contrast.
Step 4: Create That Monster!
Now for the fun part. Using a new sheet of nori rip 6 (or 12 if you're decorating the whole lot) pieces just big enough to fit over the tops of your rolls. Wetting your hands, secure the nori onto the rice by gently pressing and dampening. Continue until they all have their 'hair'.
You want to cut carrots or baby carrots into matchsticks. Then cut those in half to shorten them. Place one on each side as the bolts, gently pressing it into the rice to hold.
Squeeze some prepared wasabi into a bowl and add some black gel food coloring, mixing well. Put it in a small piping cone or disposable piping bag.
Snip the tip so it's just big enough to draw little faces. Now for the creativity! Go wild and make some scary little brothers.
Isn't Halloween better now? Enjoy!