Yutaka Mother’s Day Bouquet
500g Yutaka Sushi Rice
See more at :- www.yutaka.co/en/products/products/65/sushi-rice-500g
6 tbs Yutaka Rice Vinegar
See more at :- www.yutaka.co/en/products/products/18/japanese-rice-vinegar-150ml
4 tbs sugar
2 tsp salt
7 – 9 Yutaka Nori sheets
See more at :- www.yutaka.co/en/products/products/35/sushi-nori-seaweed-11-g-5-sheets
Cocktail sticks for the flowers
1 large carrot
1 large beetroot
1 large courgette
Rosso or Salad Bowl lettuce leaves
Choose your favourite sushi fillings e.g. avocado, cucumber, smoked salmon, crab sticks as well as a dab of Yutaka Wasabi
See more at :- www.yutaka.co/en/products/products/33/wasabi-paste-43g
Rinse 500g sushi rice in a bowl of water, drain and repeat at least 4 times then drain rice with a sieve. Put 660 ml water and the washed rice into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on. Turn off the heat and leave to stand for 25-30 mins without opening the lid.
Mix the rice vinegar, sugar and salt together and fold into the cooked sushi rice after it has cooled down.
Spiralise ½ carrot and thinly slice the other half – using flower cookie cutters, cut out shapes in various sizes and repeat same with the beetroot and the courgette. Using
Yutaka Tofu, slice off about 3 thin pieces and repeat flower cutter process.
To make up the bouquet
Roll a nori sheet into the shape of a cone and fill with the sushi rice. Make a well in the centre with your finger and add your fillings, then cover over with rice so they are hidden.
Top with one of the spiralized vegetables and place a flower of your choice on top (secured with a cocktail stick). Repeat process with a new cone and with another vegetable until you have three cones featuring spiralized veggies.
With the remaining nori sheets, make additional cones, add rice plus fillings and tuck in a small lettuce leaf or three depending on their size and top with 3 flowers (again secured with a cocktail stick).
The bouquet can then be wrapped in tissue paper and cellophane and tied up with ribbon.