Friday, December 30, 2011

Philadelphia Roll

Favorite food in the world - sushi. My favorite sushi rolls have big bold flavors, but must definitely have salmon and avocado. I posted my salmon-avocado roll recipe some time back, but I'm back for more salmon-avocado awesomeness!

Here's the American favorite - Philadelphia roll. The Philadelphia roll is a variant sushi roll made with smoked salmon (not fresh salmon), cream cheese (hence the name of the roll due to the Philadelphia cream cheese brand) and cucumber or avocado. I don't like the Philly roll as much as the original salmon-avocado roll because I like fresh salmon more than smoked salmon, but I still like it a lot more than most other rolls out there.

Ingredients (makes 4 rolls)
  • 4 sheets nori (seaweed)
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 6 oz smoked salmon, cut into strips
  • 1/3 packet cream cheese, cut into strips
  • 1/2 avocado, cut into strips

  • Cook sushi rice with water and salt in a rice cooker.
  • When the rice is done, add the rice vinegar and sugar, and combine well.
  • With wet hands, press 1/4 of the rice onto the bottom half of a sheet of nori.
  • Place the smoked salmon, avocado and cream cheese in the middle of the rice and roll.
  • Repeat with the other three rolls.
  • Cut each roll into eight equal pieces.
  • Serve.

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