Unagi Asparagus Roll

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Tuna tuna tuna… so many tuna sushi recipes lately! What? I’m catching up for the entire year that I didn’t use any sashimi at all! 😀 A quick break though… it’s an unagi recipe today, and then it’s back to tuna! Mmmmm…

I love asparagus. That might not sound like anything special unless you know that I hate vegetables. Well, I used to at least. When I was little my parents used to make me (and my siblings… it wasn’t just me!) eat our vegetables before we ate the rest of our dinner! I’m getting much better though, not I’ll eat asparagus and most other vegetables without making horrible faces. 😀 So obviously, I had to put some asparagus in a roll, and what better companion than unagi? Seriously. It’s gooood.

Ingredients
  • 6 sheets nori
  • 3 cups sumeshi
  • 1 package frozen unagi
  • 6 spears asparagus
Cooking Directions
  1. Cook sushi rice.
  2. Cook unagi according to directions on package.
  3. Wash asparagus.
  4. Cut about 1-2 inches off bottoms of stalks, discard.
  5. Steam asparagus until tender, but still crisp.
  6. Roll the sushi, using some unagi and a stalk of asparagus as your fillings.

Serving Size: 1 roll Unagi Asparagus Roll

  • Calories: 284
  • Fat: 12g, 19% DV
  • Saturated Fat: 3g, 13% DV
  • Cholesterol: 100mg, 33% DV
  • Sodium: 749mg, 31% DV
  • Total Carbohydrates: 27g, 9% DV
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g, 5% DV
  • Sugars: 18g
  • Protein: 14g, 27% DV
  • Vitamin A: 24%
  • Vitamin C: 6%
  • Calcium: 8%
  • Iron: 13%
  • Magnesium: 1%
  • Potassium: 1%

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.

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11 thoughts on “Unagi Asparagus Roll”

  1. amy -

    Mmm! Looks great! I’m enjoying your tuna series, but don’t give up on all of your unique creations! I loved seeing what you would come up with! 🙂

  2. Yvo -

    Lara – http://feistybento.blogspot.com/search?q=unagi I make unagidon sometimes, or I make onigiri with it. I’ve only done that once but it was good – a tiny bit smushed into seasoned rice, with a dab of sauce, and so. freaking. good. It’s like, each bite is a bite of unagi don except with the right ratio of rice to eel to whatever you like in there 😉

  3. ifoods chef -

    i loved your recipe !! it really is so well made with lots of thought and very healthy as well! I just started a video recipe site that shows you step by step how to make stuff, http://www.ifoods.tv and i also started out as a blogger so it’s great seeing other bloggers doing well, keep up the good work”

  4. jayme -

    I once had a roll with asparagus and cream cheese that I think was tempura fried. Ever made or had one like that? Am I missing anything that should be in it?

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