Rabbit Sushi (Usagi Sushi)

Children’s Bronze Winner sushi by Kaori Date, from the Original Sushi Competition 2003.

Ingredients

6 pieces

  • 150g sushi rice
  • 6 strips of nori (8cm x 1cm)
  • 18 pieces of salmon roe
  • 24 pieces hijiki
  • 12 slices cucumber
  • 60g squid sashimi, finely chopped
  • 3 quail eggs, boiled
  • 3 umeboshi

Steps

  1. De-stone the umeboshi and mix with the squid sashimi, which has been finely chopped.
  2. Place 25g of sushi rice in your left hand, add 1/6 of the sashimi mix, and mould into an oval shape. Repeat 6 times.
  3. Wrap the sushi rice with the nori strips.
  4. Carve 2 narrow slices of cucumber from the cucumber slices and arrange to form an ear. Repeat for 11 times until all the rabbits have two ears.
  5. Use the salmon roe for the eyes and noses, and hijiki for the whiskers. Add half a quail egg at the back of each sushi piece for a tail.