I know Easter was over a week ago so most of you probably don’t have any ham left, but if you do this is a great way to use it! (Or you could go out and buy some right now! :D) This is a simple version of nigiri, and doesn’t go bad nearly as quickly as fish does, plus it’s a great option for kids or those who prefer to avoid fish! You can eat this like normal sushi with wasabi and shoyu, but a really yummy alternative is to dip it in deli style horseradish mustard. I am OBSESSED with this mustard… I first tried it on some of the delicious steak Son’s dad makes (he’s an amazing cook!), and have since become obsessed with it… I put it on steak, ham, those little English muffin pizzas with chicken apple meatballs on top… mmmmmm so good!
I would also like to offer my thoughts and prayers to the victims and everyone involved in the Virginia Tech shootings. This is such a horrible tragedy, and I really hope that none of you were victims! It’s sobering to realize that everyone is vulnerable, since we tend to think of school and college campuses as safe havens for learning. I’m just thankful that we haven’t had any incidents like this at the university I attend, and hopefully we won’t see any other incidents like this anytime soon!
Please be safe my friends and readers, and enjoy your sushi!
Makes about 5-6 pieces.
- 1 cup sumeshi
- 1 large slice of honey baked ham (if you still have leftover Easter ham, this is a great way to use it!)
- Cook sushi rice.
- Using either your hands or a rice mold, form the rice into 5 or 6 small oblong balls.
- Cut the ham into 1.5″ x 2.5″ pieces.
- Place the piece of ham on top of the rice ball. You may place a small dab of wasabi on the underside of the ham if you wish.
- Serve with shoyu, wasabi, and ginger if desired. Something I really liked was dipping it in deli style mustard with horseradish. Yum!
Serving Size: 1 piece
- Calories: 41
- Fat: -g, 0% DV
- Saturated Fat: 0g, 0% DV
- Cholesterol: 1mg, 0% DV
- Sodium: 219mg 9% DV
- Total Carbohydrates: 9g, 3% DV
- Dietary Fiber: 0g, 1% DV
- Sugars: 5g
- Protein: 1g, 2% DV
- Vitamin A: 0%
- Vitamin C: 0%
- Calcium: 0%
- Iron: 0%
- Magnesium: 0%
- Potassium: 0%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. These values are only estimates based on the individual ingredients, and not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional.