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If you’re squeamish at the thought of raw fish, try this sushi plate that uses cooked chicken in its place. Easy and flavourful, it’s the perfect light lunch.
Prep Time: 1 hour 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s), filets removed
¼ cup teriyaki sauce
3 cups sushi rice, cooked, cooled
2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
4 sheets nori (dried seaweed)
1 green pepper(s), thinly sliced
1 carrot(s), peeled
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tsp wasabi (Japanese horseradish)
1 tsp pickled ginger

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Slice chicken lengthwise into very thin strips and put into a re-sealable bag. Pour in teriyaki sauce, close bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. In a skillet over medium heat, cook chicken until no pink remains. Remove from heat and cool. Stir in seasoned vinegar.

  2. Lay one sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi mat**. Using a spoon dipped in cold water, gently spread ¼ of the rice evenly over nori, leaving ½ inch (1.25 cm) clear along the sides and 1 inch (2.5 cm) along the top and bottom edges. Dip the spoon in cold water frequently to make it easier to spread the rice.

  3. Using a vegetable peeler, shave long strips of carrot. Spread shaved carrot, green pepper and cooked chicken over the rice. Starting with the edge closest to you, and using both hands, lift the sushi mat up and over the filling to get the roll started. Continue rolling the nori tightly into a log. Moisten the outer edge of the nori to help seal it. Wrap the roll tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Repeat with remaining sheets of nori.

  4. To slice rolls, leave the plastic wrap on. Trim the ends of each roll using a very sharp, wet knife, then slice each roll into 6-8 pieces. Remove plastic wrap. Arrange slices, cut side up, on a plate and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce for dipping.

Helpful Tip

Sushi rice (sticky rice), seasoned vinegar, nori, wasabi and pickled ginger can be found in the Asian section of most large grocery stores or in Asian specialty stores. Prepare sushi rice according to the package instructions. Usually 1 cup (250 mL) of raw rice makes 3 cups (750 mL) cooked. Wasabi comes in ready to use squeeze tubes or as a powder to be mixed with water.

Using a sushi mat makes it easier to roll the nori tightly. However, nori can easily be rolled by hand if a sushi mat is not available.

Nutrition Info

Per 235 g serving Amount
Calories230
Protein24 g
Fat3 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Carbohydrate25 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar5 g
Cholesterol50 mg
Sodium390 mg
Per 235 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium11
Calcium4
Iron8
Vitamin A35
Vitamin C45
Vitamin B634
Vitamin B1217
Folate5
Zinc14