sweet sushi rice and nori

Posted on: Thu, 03/22/2007 - 12:46pm
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I recently went to a cooking class and was shown how to make sushi rolls. I think my son would like these and they are really not that hard to make. Can anyone suggest a safe brand of sweet rice (sushi rice) and nori? Thanks.

Posted on: Thu, 03/22/2007 - 1:38pm
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i think lundberg makes a jasmine rice but the nori may be hard to find because of cross contact. why dont you find one and get their number and call.

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2007 - 3:08am
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No, no! Don't use jasmine rice for sushi! Never, never, never. It'll fall apart on you.
At the same time, you don't use sweet rice for sushi. You use regular short or medium grain rice (typically a calrose rice here in the US) and use a vinegar/sugar solution to sweeten it. What they call "sweet rice" is too sticky and gooey for sushi.
We use Botan or Nishiki. Lundberg Farms produces a high quality sushi rice too.
As far as nori goes, use the stuff from Eden Foods... about a year ago I checked with them and they said their sea vegetable products are pn/tn free. The stuff labeled as "Sushi Nori" is already toasted and ready to go, whereas the stuff labeled as "nori" still needs to be toasted.
Hope this helps.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2007 - 3:44am
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oh i thought jasmine was sticky rice, my bad. do you know if the nori is sesame free as well. would love to make a cooked version for my five year old

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2007 - 5:12am
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I'd like to find safe Nori as well; my PNA, TNA, SEsame allergic son desperately wants to try sushi, so I'd like to make him some.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 03/23/2007 - 12:46pm
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I personally use a Japanese brand of nori, but that's probably out of your comfort zone.
I have an e-mail in to Eden Foods asking about the sesame.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2007 - 7:51am
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does this mean the eden foods nori is also safe for shellfish allergy? We have none that we know of but have always avoided all shellfish and most fish.
btw we also use botan calrose or nishiki rice. Do you have the recipe for making it into sushi rice?
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Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2007 - 11:02am
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Jason is ana to shellfish, but has never had a problem with any nori, nor iodine or whatever.
Here's a good sushi rice recipe.
[url="http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_16131,00.html?rsrc=search"]http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_16131,00.html?rsrc=search[/url]
If you don't have a rice cooker, go ahead and cook the rice on the stovetop (I know the Botan and Nishiki bags have directions). If you don't have the wooden paddle the recipe mentions, just use a heat resistant spatula.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2007 - 4:45pm
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Thanks for the info and the recipe. I do have a regular Japanese rice cooker-I wouldn't know how to cook it any other way. lol. I don't have a wooden paddle but I have those plastic paddles that come with rice cookers.
What kind of rice vinegar do you use?
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[b]~Gale~[/b]

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 3:29am
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I heard back from Eden Foods today re: sesame and their nori. Their nori (in fact all of their sea vegetables) are sesame free, and there is no risk of sesame cross contamination.
They're also shellfish free.
Sandra at Eden Foods sent me a rather comprehensive allergen list as a file attachment that I'd be happy to pass on.
re: Rice Vinegar... I use Mitsukan or Marukan because it's what Mom uses. Eden's brown rice vinegar is safe for PN/TN/Sesame, or in a pinch you could use regular white vinegar.
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Cheryl, mom to Jason (9 MFA including peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and egg)
Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 3:35am
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so its nut and sesame free. wow. i saw one brand at hennings. i hope its this one.

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