Brown Rice Sushi W/ Braised Tuna & Clams for Girl's Day

 

I don't do Sushi. Local shops have fresh fast-food Sushi, for premium, Ginza is top of the world. But for Girl's Day Mar 3 (3/3) or Boy's Day May 5 (5/5), I make sushi for family events. This uses my husband's Grandmother's recipe for Tuna Teriyaki Topping. It is surprisingly sweet, so with the saltier Clam Topping, they balance well (no raw fish). This isn't quite Oshisushi (Pressed Sushi) but it uses a form to make the traditional diamond. There are many ways to decorate the sushi but here are two of my favorites.

What you will need

1.5 cups Brown Rice (washed)

1/2 cup Pearled Barley (Arrowhead Mills) washed

1/3 cup Rice Vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoons Sugar

1 teaspoon Kikkoman Lite Soy Sauce (low sodium)

4 or 6 large Shiitake Mushrooms (1/person)

2 6.5 ounce clams, Crown Prince, chopped

3 tablespoons Mirin

2 tablespoons Soy Sauce

1 Recipe Tuna Teriyaki Topping: food52.com/recipes/16368tunateriyaki_

3 Eggs, soft scrambled

2 Asian cucumbers + salt

Cherry Tomatoes

snow peas, asparagus (steamed, or microwaved)

Pickled Ginger

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