I love getting creative with sushi. My Sushi Pie has been a big hit on the internet and my Sushi Jars are great for a picnic! This time I decided to make a sushi burger. I saw them on Instagram several times and I was curious if it was easy to make these healthy sushi burgers. And it was! I was afraid the rice would fall apart, but the sushi rice is sticky enough to form a bun. You can check my food video on how to make this burger on my YouTube channel or at the bottom of this page.
I used salmon and avocado for this sushi burger, but you can of course use whichever filling you want. You can use tuna or surimi instead of the salmon. Or replace the fish with mango for a vegan version.
Below is the recipe for 4 sushi burgers.
1/2 pack sushi rice
1 avocado, sliced
4 nori sheets
1 salmon filet (about 200 grams), chopped
4 ts mayonnaise
Optionally: black sesame seeds
Prepare the sushi rice as stated on the package. Optionally you can stir some black sesame seeds in after it’s cooked. Using a cooking ring, cut 2 circles out of each nori sheet (about 10cm diameter).
Put the cooking ring on a plate and 3 tablespoons of sushi rice in it, use the spoon to press the rice down. (Tip: if you cover the cooking ring with a drop of olive oil beforehand, the rice won’t stick to the ring). Cover with 1 ts mayonnaise and 4 slices of avocado. Put 1/4th of the salmon on top.
Put the cooking ring on the circular nori sheet and cover with 3 tablespoons of sushi rice. You can now easily pick up this ‘bun’ and put it on top of the salmon.
Your sushi burger is done! Now it’s a bit difficult to eat with chopsticks, so I always just use a knife and fork.
More a visual person? I’ve got you covered with my food video I made together with The Foodie Channel, in just 20 seconds I’m showing you how this sushi burger is made.