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    Default Cheap, tasty, and healthy

    You usually only get to pick two of three. Very few foods are cheap, tasty, and healthy, in my opinion. I found that what is a luxury food in resturaunts is actually really cheap to make at home.

    Ok, hang with me here. I'm talking about sushi. Don't hit the back button just yet. I know that it's traditionally made with expensive ingredients by well-trained chefs. I'm not talking about traditional sushi here.

    The best thing about sushi is you can use anything for a filling. The only two things necessary are the nori (seaweed) and rice. I use brown rice for health reasons. Nori is amazing. The taste isn't very strong. I would describe it as having a "fresh" taste. It has no fat and only 1 gram of carbs for a whole sheet. It's super cheap. I get 20 sheets for $2.50 at WalMart. One sheet = 1 roll. It has calcium, iron, vitamin C, and 50% of the vitamin A you need for 1 day.

    Here's the best part. It's super easy. I make something called "hand rolls". Here's how it's done. Make hand roll sushi at home!

    1. Cook some rice. Sushi rice is best, but since I eat this often I usually just make whatever kind of rice I feel like. Spread it out on a plate and let it cool. You don't want it cold, just cool.

    2. Spread some of the rice on a sheet of nori.

    3. Place fillings on rice. Not too much in each sheet though, or it won't fold.

    4. Roll it up like an ice-cream cone.

    It's so good. You can use any number of fillings. I like avacodo, bell pepper, garlic, and finely sliced carrot for a veggie roll. I've also made BBQ chicken with peppers, steak strips with avocado, and ham and cream cheese. You can see how cheap this can be. I even put Spam in one time.

    Tonight I cooked a couple tilapia fillets and put it in rolls with some fresh mango (50 each at Super One). It was amazing.

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    I do vegetable rolls at home. Rice, avocado, cucumber, carrot, pickled radish, sweet potato, and bell pepper. The prep work does take some time, getting everything cut, but they are so good! Now I'm hungry!

    DH's favorite roll has smoked salmon and cream cheese.
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    CH, I'm coming to your house for some veggie rolls. I will even help you prep.

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    wow i have the ingredients for this! num

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    I'm going to try this with the veggies. I love grocery store sushi, especially the california rolls. xD

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    I find the nori is too strong in flavor for me. I like the first 2 bites then all I can taste is the wrapper.

    I really should look into how to make other sushi rolls though, thanks for the suggestions/links!

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    krbshappy71, they also make edible soy paper wraps for making sushi rolls. Soy Wraps / Soy Paper / Gluten Free Wrap - FREE SHIPPING - Seaweed Alternative

    And one I enjoy once in a while is daikon, which is peeled super thin and then used as a wrapper.
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    I love sushi...especially California rolls. I've never had a veggie roll, but find the thought fascinating... Gonna have to try that one. Thanks for sharing!

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    Just in the last few years have I experienced sushi and the California ones.

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    Try using a steamed cabbage leaf instead of nori.

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