Rice, chocolate, raspberries together in a Chocolate Raspberry Sushi Rolls… no I’m not pregnant, I just know when something is delicious!
I can barely keep a lid on my excitement over this dessert sushi roll. I won’t lie to you, I had to take a poll with some blogger friends to see what their reaction would be with pairing rice and chocolate before I did this. A few reassured me that… um hello, there’s chocolate rice pudding! (Thanks ladies!)
So yesterday I made Spicy Shrimp Sushi Rolls to pair with Kirin (a Japanese-style beer) and I had some rice left over. I had no idea what I wanted to do with it and then the light bulb just clicked. You know when you think you have a great idea and the heavens start singing sweet songs to you in your ear? Please, don’t tell me I’m the only one :P. I just knew with the leftover rice I had to do something with chocolate, but I was very nervous. I didn’t know if it’d roll up well or not, but ugh obviously it all worked out right?
Raspberries… they were my pick to go with chocolate. Mostly because I had some from last years picking in the freezer that needed to be used. The chocolate… well I mean there’s pounds and pounds of chocolate in this house. So I thawed the berries out and drained them really well. Then I used paper towels to really dry them off. If anyone has went out and picked your own berries, you know you end up with purple fingers! I didn’t want my beautiful white rice to end up purple.. that’d ruin everything!
I grabbed my bamboo, lined it with plastic wrap and spread out my rice (about four inches long and three inches wide). Smash it down so it’s level and make straight lines out of the edges!
Next, I melted my chocolate in a glass measuring cup in the microwave. I used about 1/2 cup is all. Melt for about 30 seconds and stir. Repeat. Easy peasy. Then spread the melted chocolate all over the top of the rice.
Grab your raspberries and place at the bottom over the chocolate.
If you’ve made sushi before, you already know what to do!
If you’ve never made it before, using the bottom of the bamboo and gently roll the rice into a long.
Keep the plastic wrap around the outside of the roll and place in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Maybe not even that long. Honestly, you probably don’t have to use this step, but I did because I wanted to make sure I had nice clean cuts and well… the chocolate set up so therefore I didn’t have nasty chocolate smears.
Remove from the refrigerator and slice with a very sharp knife (I used my chef knife) cleaning after each cut. Remove the plastic wrap and drizzle with chocolate… My chocolate was being temperamental and I couldn’t drizzle if my life depended on it.. therefore mine didn’t get drizzled.. I just dipped them into the melted chocolate before I ate them 😛
See now those are pretty freakin’ easy and oh-my-lanta pretty much the best thing that’s been on my taste buds in a long time! Can I call them healthy? Yeah, I don’t know either. But hey, they have rice and berries.. lets not mention the chocolate and then can we call them healthy?? Hmm… well you let me know whatcha think!
On a serious note though… I’d love to just set and eat these Chocolate Raspberry Sushi Rolls for a sweet delicious absolutely amazing snack 🙂
- 1 1/2 cups leftover sushi rice
- 1/2 cup chocolate, melted (I used milk because that was the closest)
- 3/4-1 cup raspberries, rinsed, drained and dried thoroughly
- Place the leftover sushi rice on a plastic wrap covered bamboo sheet in a 4x3" area.
- Spread the melted chocolate over the rice.
- Next, place the raspberries over the bottom of the chocolate.
- Gently, using the bottom of the bamboo start to roll the sushi into a log.
- Leave the plastic wrap on the sushi roll and refrigerate for 15 minutes (optional--but I did)
- With a very sharp knife, cut the roll into 8 pieces, cleaning the knife after each cut.
- Remove the plastic wrap.
- With additional melted chocolate drizzle over each slice.
- **See notes above in the post**
Well, I hope you haven’t turned your nose up at the thought of pairing these three ingredients together because they’re really quite a treat to your taste buds. Ohh, and let me reassure you once again… I’m not pregnant lol.
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