You don't have to go to a Japanese restaurant to indulge in oriental cuisine - cook colorful gunkans in your kitchen and arrange a romantic tete-a-tete for your soul mate. Do not forget to serve drinks and sauces, but be careful with wasabi.
Purpose: For lunch / For dinner
Main Ingredient: Fish & Seafood / Seafood / Caviar / Nori
Cuisine geography: Asian
- Nori - 1-2 Pieces (sheet)
- Round rice - 120 Grams
- Water - 300 Milliliters
- Sugar - 0.5 Teaspoons
- Salt - 3 Pinches
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 30 Milliliters
- Red caviar - 50 grams
- Processed cheese - 20 grams
- Avocado - 0.25 Pieces
How to cook "Gunkans"
Prepare the indicated ingredients.
Rinse the rice thoroughly in water several times. Pour into a cauldron or saucepan and cover with hot water, salt. Boil for 15 minutes and drain. Mix sugar and apple cider vinegar in a separate container and pour the liquid into the rice, mix thoroughly, cover the container with a lid and leave for 10-15 minutes to steam. Then cool it down.
While wetting your hands in water, pinch off some of the rice and form a ball in your palms. Thus, prepare a few more blanks.
Cut the nori leaves into 3-4 pieces, depending on the height of the gunkans you cook.
Flatten a ball of rice lightly and place it on the edge of the nori sheet. Wrap the seaweed around the rice filling. You should get oval boats. Trim the nori if the edge is uneven.
Put melted cheese, a slice of avocado in a boat and fill it with red caviar to the top. Optionally, you can make gunkans with different fillings: slicing slightly salted red or other fish, vegetable slicing, etc.
Serve gunkans with wasabi, soy sauce, pickled ginger, and more.