Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Sushi Dip

Oh yes you read that right. I'm a sushi hound and this dip is truly delectable. The salty-sweet sauce, tender mushrooms, and sticky rice makes for an orgasmic snack. Make sure you make this when you have company, otherwise you risk eating the whole thing yourself. 


2 cups sushi rice 
4 cups water
3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. oil
3 cups shiitake mushrooms 
4 Tbsp. dark soy sauce 
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 cup scallions 
1 Tbsp. black sesame seeds
2 sheets of nori

First wash the sushi rice thoroughly; combine the rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring the rice to a boil and reduce to a simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Stir in the granulated sugar and rice vinegar. Set aside. 

In a large skillet combine the oil and mushrooms. Cook over medium heat, until the mushrooms have begun to lightly brown. Add the brown sugar and soy sauce, stir until everything is combined and simmer for about 5 minutes. 

Next find a deep bowl to use as a mold. Grease the bowl with butter and pack the cooked rice in firmly; leaving a well in the center. Fill the center of the rice with the cooked mushrooms and sauce. Cover the mushrooms with more rice and press down to seal everything inside. 

Use a plate to cover bowl and flip it upside down. Gently remove the bowl to reveal the beautiful mold you've created and sprinkle the top with sesame seeds. Cut pieces of nori to grab the deliciousness.