Chirashi (Scattered) Sushi with Orange and Watercress
For the Sushi rice:
Vinegar 1 2/3 tbsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Soy sauce 2 tsp
Chirashi sushi is a dish for celebrations in Japan. It is often served for family celebrations or guests. Although boiled prawns, sashimi, shellfish are common ingredients for the dish, it is more colorful and enjoyable to eat when using vegetables only for ingredients. Ingredients can be anything as long as you have vinegared rice. How about Western-style sushi using pickles and nuts?
Rinse rice for a few times in cold water and put it into a pot and pour water. Close the lid before cooking and cook it at high heat. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave it for 10 minutes to let it steam without opening the lid.
Put vinegar, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix to make the sushi vinegar. Then put the rice (1) into the shallow bowl and mix with the mixture of sushi vinegar to take the heat off.
Slice orange into 1-cm thickness and then cut it into half. Toss soy sauce and leave it for 5 minutes to blend.
Cut watercress in 3 to 4 cm long and drain excess liquid of (3). Then mix them into (2) sushi rice and put it on the plate.
A qualified Vegetable Sommelier*, specialized in vegetarian cooking to reproduce crunchy and delicious dishes just like meat dishes. Actively performing in various fields such as magazines, TV, and others, a member of the Japanese Society for Vegetarian Research (JSVR).
*The title of The Japan Vegetable Sommelier Association