October 20, 2008

Elephant Roll

by IsaChandra

Makes 4 rolls

You wonder why elephants are so fat and cute? Well, now you know. Use our sushi tips to ensure perfect rolls.

Ingredients

For the rice
1 cup sushi rice made with 1 1/4 cup H20, prepared according to package directions
About 2 Tablespoons Rice vinegar (do not use regular or any other kind!)
1 teaspoon sugar

For the filling
1/4 cup Roasted salted peanuts (the big oily kind are best)
1/2 avocado, peeled, seeded, sliced into long pieces

4 sheets nori*

Directions
For the rice
Prepare rice according to package instructions. It should be something like 1 1/4 cup H20 to 1 cup rice. Cook till rice is tender but firm, even a little dry.

Empty hot rice into a large glass bowl. Sprinkle with about rice vinegar and 1 sugar. Fold rice gently with a large spoon or rice paddle. Rice should be moist and have a mild vinegar flavor. Cover with plastic wrap. When rice is slightly warmer than room temperature it’s ready to work with.

For the filling
Layer peanuts and avocado, and roll, young soldier, roll!

*If you like, use a pair of tongs to roast the nori sheets over the oven flame for 2-3 seconds.



  • November 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm: pyrofoodiak

    typo: Sprinkle with about rice vinegar and 1 sugar.

  • January 21, 2011 at 5:23 am: angie b

    I used short grain brown rice, 1 tsp of soy sauce in addition to the vinegar and sugar, and added carrot. Good flavor combo!

  • August 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm: Ellie

    This is my new favorite sushi combination. I wish they made this at sushi restaurants! My omni bf loved them too!

  • November 29, 2012 at 6:43 pm: GAGGING VEGAN MARISSA

    THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD BE WORSE THAN THIS FOOD IS IF AN ELEPHANT ACTUALLY ROLLED OVER ME.

    I THINK I THREW UP…. TWICE

  • December 24, 2013 at 8:19 am: Dina

    do you crush the peanuts first?