Vegetarian Sushi Secrets: 101 Healthy and Delicious Recipes
Recipes by Marisa Baggett
128 pages – ages 12+
Published by Tuttle Publishing on October 11, 2016
Synopsis- Have you ever wanted to make your own sushi? Did you not know where to start? Marisa Baggett has written a vegetarian sushi cookbook for people who want to make and eat their own sushi and don’t want to eat the meat. In a previous book, she did cover normal sushi, but now she is telling how to make vegetarian and vegan friendly meals. She includes cooking the sushi rice, and how to roll and cut the sushi.
What I Thought- This is a very easy to understand cookbook. There are clear pictures that help you visualize the instructions. The instructions are simply stated and cover everything. I put the age group as 12+ just because of use of sharp objects, boiling water, etc., on the assumption of “without parent supervision”. If a parent is helping cook, the age group would be a bit lower, depending on how comfortable the parent is with that. We decided to make a thick sushi-style sushi, through lack of common ingredients on our part. I think it turned out rather well – here’s what we did!
First, we had to boil/cook the sushi rice – which is different from “normal” white rice; it has more starch to stick together.
Then, we had to prepare the rice dressing for the rice and then let it cool. You put on rice dressing to get a sushi taste.
Then I got my bamboo rolling mat out, and placed the nori (seaweed) down so it was placed vertically.
Following the simple directions, I laid rice on the nori, and then placed thinly sliced carrots, cucumber, and avocado, along with butternut squash “spaghetti” horizontally along the bottom edge of the nori/rice.
Then, you slice it.
We also made tempura from a recipe in the book!
We took leftover vegetables from the sushi, and put in some onions and broccoli. The directions were easy and the tempura came out great!