Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Feeding My Husband - Sushi Snack Bento

Shaun has been craving sushi lately, but our whole eat-at-home plan generally precludes sushi because we don't live in a Japanese restaurant. However, we do have a sushi making set and I've been debating trying it again.

Whilst at Kroger the other day, I noticed their sushi bar (yes, our grocery has a sushi bar) sells individual containers of wasabi, ginger, and spicy mayo. We bought the spicy mayo, some crab and an avocado. So today, I took the leftover rice, a bit of rice vinegar, some nori, and a pinch of sugar and got to work.

The result? Two full sort of California sushi rolls (8 large pieces each), for much less than buying 6 smaller pieces at the sushi bar. And I still have lots of crab leftover, plus half a container of spicy mayo and half an avocado, so we can make more later this week

Sushi Snack Bento Lunchbot Duo

Shaun was more than happy to grab a snack bento for work. It's packed in a Lunchbots Duo, to give you an idea of container/sushi size. To the left, there are 6 big pieces of my California roll. To the right, he has orange slices, cantaloupe, honeydew and strawberry pieces. Soy sauce is in a separate container for dipping.

10 comments:

  1. I love it! I made sushi rolls for the first time at home this week and I was thrilled with how easy and cheap it was!

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  2. My hubby is a sushi-monster! I really need to make him some for lunch - I intended to a few weeks back but stuff happened and we ended up making it for dinner instead. Our grocery store has a sushi bar too! I should see if they have spicy mayo...:) Great bento as always!

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  3. Looks yummy your bento! We love sushi too. Seeing yours I want some now :D

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  4. Oh how I admire your gusto! We eat so much sushi. My kids even take it for lunch. I really need to try to make it myself. What a huge cost saver!

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  5. yum i love sushi! I'm jealous of your hubby's lunch today!

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  6. Good job! I have a sushi mold and have yet to use it (our grocery stores have sushi bars too, but then we live in Los Angeles. It's almost expected!)

    Also? I love that you're the only other person I've seen (besides me) who uses the word "whilst"! Whoohoo!

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  7. Now this a bento I can get behind, for sure! I've never made my own rolls, but I'd really like to. Loooks great!

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  8. Great job! You're a pro already. And it looks so appetizing and neat too. I love the Duo. It's roomy and snug at the same time. Sushi ftw!

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  9. You can make your own spicy mayo by mixing Sriachi with mayo... not quite sure the brand of mayo that's best though - probably to taste. I LOVE the spicy mayo :) This looks yummy.

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