Springtime Sushi Nests Recipe

Ingredients

  • Sushi Rice:
  • 1 cup medium-grain white rice (such as Calrose)
  • 1 1/4 cups cold water
  • 1 2-inch-square piece dried kelp (konbu), wiped lightly with dry cloth
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
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  • 1 cup dashi (Japanese stock)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
  • 1 carrot, peeled, cut into matchstick-size strips
  • 1/2 cup canned sliced bamboo shoots, cut into matchstick-size strips
  • 2 large dried shiitake mushrooms, soaked in hot water 30 minutes, drained, stems trimmed, caps thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 6 asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1 3/4-inch pieces
  • 6 butter lettuce leaves
  • 12 cooked large shrimp, peeled
  • 1/4 cup shredded red pickled ginger (beni shoga)*

Description

A Little On The Labor-intensive Side, Yes...but Well Worth It. Here Is A Lovely Seasonal Dish That's Fresh And Delicate. Note That There Is No Raw Fish In This Recipe; The Word Sushi Simply Denotes That A Dish Features Seasoned Rice, Which Can Be Served

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