Recipe

Ham, cheese and avocado sushi rolls

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Ham, cheese and avocado sushi rolls
  • 1 1/2 cup (300g) sushi rice
  • 2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 4 nori sheets, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoon black sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 small avocado, mashed
  • 12 slice shaved leg ham
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 50 gram low-fat cheddar cheese, cut into 1/2cm-thick strips

Method

Ham, cheese and avocado sushi rolls
  • 1
    Rinse and drain rice until water runs clear. Drain in strainer or colander for 15 minutes. Place rice and 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan on medium heat. Cover and bring to boil.
  • 2
    Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 12 minutes, until water has been absorbed and holes appear on surface. Remove from heat. Stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  • 3
    Spread rice out over a large, shallow glass or ceramic dish. Stir rice with a spatula to break up any lumps. Gradually add vinegar while lifting and turning rice. Cover with a damp tea towel. Set aside to cool.
  • 4
    For each nori roll, place one piece of nori, shiny side down, on a bamboo sushi mat. Using damp fingers, spread a quarter of rice over nori. Combine sesame seeds in a bowl. Sprinkle rice with 2 teaspoons of sesame mixture.
  • 5
    Cover rice with plastic wrap. Using mat, flip over so nori faces up. Remove mat, then slide plastic onto mat, nori-side up.
  • 6
    Spread a quarter of avocado over nori. Arrange a quarter of ham, carrot and cheese along edge closest to you. Roll up sushi firmly, using mat as a guide and being careful not to roll plastic wrap into sushi.
  • 7
    Unroll mat, keeping sushi wrapped in the plastic. Use a sharp knife to cut sushi roll into six slices. Remove and discard plastic.
  • 8
    Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 24 pieces.