Lately, I notice my son asking for milk every two hours. While others find it normal, I find it odd given that he’s two years old already. Maybe, I think, milk is not enough to sustain his active lifestyle thus he gets hungry immediately. I began thinking of other ways to make him eat rice or bread and fruits.
My sister and I started making our bread since January. So far, we are 50% successful – sometimes bread is too sweet or too hard to eat. I’m not much of a cook (nor baker) so I look for nutritious recipes that doesn’t include much cooking. As I was blog hopping last week, a fellow blogger posted about a Japanese restaurant and I thought to myself ‘maybe my son will eat sushi’. Its a complete meal with rice (carbohydrates), meat (protein), and I can add vegetables plus the nori (seaweed) is rich in minerals like iodine and iron.
Since I’m not much of a cook, I need to practice making sushi. My office mate, Gayle, helped me with the ingredients and I bought them yesterday – japanese rice, crab stick, cucumber, mangoes, and nori. I also bought sushi mat so I can roll the nori easily.
The rice should be cooked on a 1:1 ratio. I mixed 2 tbsp vinegar +salt + sugar and mix it with 3 cups of cooked rice. I should have put more vinegar mixture to add more flavor to the rice. The rice mixture is a little moist so I put it in front of the fan to remove moisture. Rolling is a challenge. Good thing I watched a video on how to roll sushi before I make one. You have to press hard as you roll the sushi to make the rice stick to the nori. And the end result, viola!