30 November 2009

Sushi

The last time we were at my father’s house, the girlie spotted a “sushi maker” – namely a handful of boxes from Sushi Chef, including short grain rice, a bamboo rolling mat, and several sheets of nori. Since then, she's repeatedly told us that she wants to make sushi, mostly because she likes the sticky rice. [Occasionally, she eats the insides; she claims to like crab.]

After we arrived at his house the other day, she discovered some antique popsicles in the freezer and announced that she wanted to make popsicle sushi. Sure, why not? Live large. Holiday weekend and all that.

We made some sticky rice, I flattened it out between two sheets of plastic wrap and we stuck it in the fridge for a while. Then we rolled it up - the nori, the rice, and the popsicle (stick and all).

We couldn’t cut much of it, what with the stick still in the middle, but we got off a couple of slices – which looked stunningly like tuna rolls - and she ate every scrap of the rest off of the stick. Strawberry popsicle, sticky rice and nori.

People, we’ve invented something.

20 comments:

mayberry said...

Another epicurean wonder from the Magpie family! We have done veggie sushi before - the kids like it.

kathy a. said...

ok, that's just weird.

but she has the basics for sushi down -- bonus points in the life skills department!

Mental P Mama said...

I'm gonna say it again: That kid is going places!

FreshHell said...

Oh my goodness. Well, it does LOOK like tuna. Popsicle. Only the extravagantly imaginative mind of a six year old could have come up with that. Glad she liked them.

meno said...

Martha Stewart's got nothing on your girl!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Do they make grean fruit roll-ups? Could take this to a whole other level! :-)

Kelly said...

I'm impressed that she ate it!

susan said...

Totally clever, and surprisingly tuna-looking.

the queen said...

Living large! Love it. Fusion sushi.

Bibliomama said...

...either that or you're bound to cause an international incident at some point.

Rima said...

There's actually like three whole food groups in that concoction (if you can count the popsicle as fruit)

Allegria said...

Brill. Yant.

Seriously--not only do I love the idea, but I love that you didn't nix it out of hand. You are Mommy of the Year!

Allegria said...

Brill. Yant.

Seriously--not only do I love the idea, but I love that you didn't nix it out of hand. You are Mommy of the Year!

alejna said...

How very innovative. And it really does look like tuna! Did you try a bite?

painted maypole said...

erm... yuck.

Ozma said...

This is very cool LOOKING. Don't know how it would taste.

I completely forgot that groovy thing about sushi--that you can make any kind of sushi.

You are also reminding me I should cook more with my little one.

de said...

Lorenzo is here on my lap & he says, "Yuck. Are you supposed to eat that?"

Just what I was thinking.

heidi said...

Awesome. Thinking about doing that with chocolate. Or mango sorbet. M is brilliant.

Furrow said...

I think morning sickness just kicked in. Eww. I wholeheartedly applaud her creativity, though, and your willingness.

julochka said...

hey, whatever it takes. and it's gotta be better than nigella's deep fried bounty bars (tho' they're pretty good). :-)