Four hungry adults can finish off four pounds of raw fish in one evening, right? Well – plus sushi rice, nori, sliced radishes and cucumber, two containers of seaweed salad, and copious amounts of wine and Japanese grapefruit rice beer – it turns out the answer is no.
Sushi's not normally a cuisine you expect to have leftovers of, but on the occasion that you throw a sushi making party, you might end up with lots and lots of leftovers. And how better to finish off said leftovers than with a breakfast bowl? Because anything – raw fish included – is better with a fried egg.
1. Become ravenously hungry around 11 a.m.
2. Take stock of fridge situation: Eggs, leftover gluten free pasta, leftover meat sauce, boxed wine, almond milk, and oh yeah, a plate of assorted raw fish and leftover sushi rice. Theme of this morning's fridge: leftovers.
3. Assemble produce: the avocado that is probably ripe and you're craving healthy fats so you're going to risk it, bowl of sliced radishes. Spicy.
4. Fry egg, making a valiant effort not to break the yolk, but probably ending up breaking the yolk. Meanwhile, scoop rice into bowl, heating up not recommended.
5. Layer veggies on top of rice, top with egg.
6. Turn off frying pan and place several pieces of raw fish in pan. Sear for literally seconds. Seriously people. No more than 5-10 seconds per side. Arrange on rice bowl.
7. Drizzle with soy sauce. Take no less than 10 pictures in different lighting situations.
So there you go, if you ever find yourself in this highly specific situation, you'll know how to handle it.
For perfect, mouthwatering sushi rice, combine three cups uncooked sushi rice (find at any Asian grocery store and most conventional ones) and 3 and 3/4 cups cold water in a large, heavy saucepan with a tight fitting lid.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer 20-30 minutes, adding more water near the end of cooking time if needed.
Meanwhile, combine 1/2 rice vinegar, 2 T sugar and 2 t salt in a small saucepan. Heat gently until all granules are dissolved. When rice is finished cooking, toss with vinegar mixture and cover until absorbed.
Cool before making sushi or sashimi.
p.p.s. Bonus points if you follow meal with a small, darling cube of gummy ginger candy whose name and ingredients you may never know because you don't speak the language.