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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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.

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 9:56am
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Thanks Cheryl, for doing all that legwork. I love the seasoned nori even when it's not on sushi rolls. My kids probably wouldn't touch it anyway but you never know.
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Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 11:47am
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Thanks Cheryl!

Posted on: Mon, 03/26/2007 - 12:13pm
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Quote:Originally posted by gw_mom3:
[b]Thanks Cheryl, for doing all that legwork. I love the seasoned nori even when it's not on sushi rolls. My kids probably wouldn't touch it anyway but you never know.
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You're welcome.
I do the same thing with seasoned nori. I love the stuff.
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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 - 3:47pm
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Cheryl I'd love to get a copy of that allergen list. My email is luvmyfish @ gmail.com
thanks. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 2:11am
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Check your e-mail... just sent it.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 12:12pm
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Lundberg emailed that their rices are all made in facilities that handle only rice - no chance of cross contamination with peanuts, nuts, or sesame.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 12:13pm
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Where do you purchase pickled ginger that is pa, tna, sesame safe? Have you ever made it yourself? Did it come out just as good?

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2007 - 2:36pm
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Well, I don't care much for pickled ginger, and neither does Jason, so I just buy whatever is cheap at the Asian market and only DH eats it.
Eden also makes a pickled ginger that is pn/tn/sesame and shellfish free. It's not pink, but it's the same thing as the pink stuff.
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Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2007 - 11:30am
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OK- I have the rice, the bamboo sheet to roll the sushi, ginger, am thinking about getting wasabi but think it might be too hot for my son.
The thing I am missing is soy sauce.
The problem is that he is allergic to soy - according to his RAST test. He seems able to tolerate small amounts in foods, like a little soy flour or soy lecithin. I am not comfortable letting him dip the rice into soy sauce.
Anyone have any suggestions for something that would be good to dip the sushi in that does not contain soy?

Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2007 - 12:29pm
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Ume plum vinegar is what we used as a soy sauce substitute.
Whatever you do, don't try that balsamic vinegar/molasses thing to dip sushi in.
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Joey (7 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 1:43am
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Thank you for all the info here. After reading this thread, I have been inspired to try and make some sushi rice for my son. The one thing I don't have is the bamboo mat...I hope I can get away with rolling it on wax paper! Also not sure what to put inside the rice besides avacado since my son can't eat seafood and doesn't like most vegetables.
Laifong

Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 2:33am
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any safe wonton or egg roll wrappers

Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 4:34am
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Quote:Originally posted by Laifong:
[b]Thank you for all the info here. After reading this thread, I have been inspired to try and make some sushi rice for my son. The one thing I don't have is the bamboo mat...I hope I can get away with rolling it on wax paper! Also not sure what to put inside the rice besides avacado since my son can't eat seafood and doesn't like most vegetables.
Laifong[/b]
I'm not sure what your family's allergies are, but my mom would put in strips of cheese, egg (she would make something like a crepe or omelet and slice it into strips), cucumber (not a strong tasting vegetable so maybe he would try it?), ham or similar meat cut into strips. Stuff like that. We did eat seafood but not the nasty stuff she put in her rolls (which was stuff like raw fish, octopus, etc). I realize some people like that stuff but to me it's nasty. lol
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Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 12:28pm
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tidina-what wonton and/or egg roll wrappers have you found to be safe?

Posted on: Tue, 04/03/2007 - 11:23pm
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i havent found any to be safe. i would probably use pie crust for empenadas and maybe fried wontons but i dont know if it would taste authentic.

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2007 - 2:10am
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You can put anything into sushi rolls. GMIL sometimes makes skinny maki rolls with green beans, or pickled radish. Cucumber is a fairly common maki filling (called kappa maki).
As far as egg roll wrappers/wonton skins go, I dunno. I'm guessing that Vietnamese rice paper wraps would be a better substitute if you're making egg rolls than pie crust would.
We only recently got egg back, so egg roll wrappers are virgin territory for us.

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2007 - 2:29am
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one of our sushi places actually hollows out a cucumber and fills that with the sushi filling. its so good with lemon, tastes like a salad!! i think i called one wrapper place and it wasnt safe. does Eden make the rice paper things? are they safe?

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 3:36am
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We are planning on a sushi-event (LOL) this week so I am really glad I found this thread!
I haven't ever really LOOKED for any of these products but they sell Eden products at a health food store near my apartment... The BF wants to go get "authentic" things, but I'm convinced he is trying to kill me LOL. Any other last minute sushi tips for PA?
Thanks!

Posted on: Mon, 08/27/2007 - 7:32am
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If you need a safe soy sauce, go with Kikkoman. Just make sure that you're getting the American stuff.
I'm no help with wasabi. Neither Jason or I like it, so I've never sought out a peanut-free version.
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Joey (8 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 5:29am
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does anyone know some other brands of nori besides eden that are safe? i can find a lot of eden products here, but have not been able to find the sushi nori, although i have found countless japanese brands.
i do not rule out anything "from asia" as "not safe" so if you use a brand and are comfortable, with it, i probably am too... if anyone could respond soon i would love it as i am supposed to be helping with a special japanese-theme dinner time and i would really like to eat some of it LOL.
*also* is the kikkoman mirin safe for PA? it is from walworth, wi.
(i dont like sesame and dont eat fish but i am NOT worried about cross-contact with either, just nuts!)

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 5:49am
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by the way, solarflare, thanks!
i just bought some random wasabi. i'm not going to eat it anyway, so i picked one that looked "good" and didnt actually contain any nuts (why would it?) so i think it will be fine for everyone else [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 6:48am
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I would love to have a copy of the eden safe list if possible.
Thanks

Posted on: Tue, 08/28/2007 - 11:58am
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Quote:Originally posted by Danielle:
[b]I would love to have a copy of the eden safe list if possible.
Thanks[/b]
Check your e-mail. (the one you have listed here)
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Joey (8 NKA)
Allison (4 milk allergic, suspect shellfish, avoiding PN/TN for now)
Ryan (1) nka *knock on wood*

Posted on: Sun, 09/02/2007 - 6:26am
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bumped to answer to other topic raised about nori.

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Quote:Originally posted by solarflare:
[b]I personally use a Japanese brand of nori, but that's probably out of your comfort zone.
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Do you use Yama Moto Yama? If not, what brand may I ask? I feel a little scared about my wakame now since I never questioned it or nori. We've always just given him seaweed. He might have even had the salted Korean type nori right before the diagnosis.

Posted on: Mon, 09/03/2007 - 3:37pm
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We've used Yama Moto Yama, and a few other Japanese brands.
We don't give Jason the Korean nori, but that's a sesame issue for him. I use it occasionally when he's not home.

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Having read through the comments, and seeing that no one has commented about the seaweed wrap, am I to assume the wrap for the sushi is safe for peanut and tree nut allergy? Is there a particular brand people recommend, or one I should avoid?
Thank you!

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