June 7th is National Donut Day. If you want to cut out the sugar and refined carbs, how about some sushi donuts?
This recipe from Kelly of A Side Of Sweet shows you how.
The donuts are typically “filled” with avocado or other soft item (small-dice poke, spicy tuna, etc.).
All you need are a donut baking pan or silicone donut molds*, sushi rice, and the toppings you want to use.
Begins with sushi-grade fish, or you can make vegetarian sushi donuts. Then, the toppings:
Fish and vegetables should be thinly sliced; and don’t forget soy sauce for dipping.
Make a meal of it, by adding:
We tried the buffet idea, but ended up saving time by making poke bowls instead of enough sushi donuts for a crowd.
THE HISTORY OF SUSHI DONUTS
Sushi donuts were created in 2017 at Project Poke, an Asian fusion restaurant in Fountain Valley, Orange County, California.
The 4-inch snack was an immediate hit: sushi rice shaped like a donut, with a variety of seafood and/or vegetarian toppings.
It became an Instagram darling and now, sushi you can make at home with no rolling mat or skill to make nigiri beds.
*Grease the pan/mold with grapeseed or other flavorless oil to allow for easy removal.
†Furakaki is a dry seasoning blend of chopped nori seaweed, dried fish (bonito) and sesame seeds with a bit of sugar and salt (it isn’t sweet). In Japan, it is sprinkled onto cooked rice, vegetables, and fish. You can shake it onto Western foods as well: deviled eggs, rice and grains, other starches, vegetables, the works.