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Uni Nigiri Cubes
Posted By Allison On February 23, 2012 @ 5:14 pm In Nigiri Recipes | 7 Comments
When I first tried uni, at a little sushi restaurant in Honolulu  in the summer of 2008, I was not a fan. Something about the texture, the saltiness, and how exotic it seems just put me off. For the next three years, I was convinced that I just plain didn’t like uni.
In spring of 2011, I was at a fellow food blogger’s house , filming some sustainable sushi videos for a friend  with a couple of other friends of mine  who are also food bloggers . Among the types of seafood we had to work with was some fresh golden uni.
Since this was my first time meeting Rachael  and Greg , and at the time I had only met Cathy  and Martin  once… I sure as heck wasn’t about to admit that I, a sushi blogger, didn’t like uni. Especially since everyone else was raving about it so much.
So I tried the uni temarizushi  that Rachael made… and they were actually pretty good. Then I ventured to try the fresh uni straight from the tray… suffice to say that since then, I’ve become a full-on uni lover.
Lucky for me, uni is pretty sustainable, not to mention good for you as well (and also an aphrodisiac… oh la la! ~_^)
If you want to know more about uni, why not listen to the uni episode  of my Miso Hungry Podcast?
A few weeks ago, Rachael gave me a cool little kitchen toy called a Rice Cube . (Disclaimer: I got this as a gift, and Rice Cube also donated several Rice Cubes for us to give away on our podcast .) So when I bought a tray of uni for the uni episode , I wanted to find a way to use the rice cube with it.
I tried compressing the uni into a cube with the rice… but that just looked ugly (though still delicious). So instead I made a cube with the sushi rice, laid a lobe of uni over it, then sprinkled it with paprika and topped it with a sliver of green onion. I actually liked this better than normal nigiri, because not only was it ridiculously easy to make, the ratio of rice to uni was also perfect.
If you want a Rice Cube for yourself, you can buy one through their campaign to fight childhood obesity on IndieGoGo  at a discount and have the proceeds go towards fighting childhood obesity. OR… you can head over to the Tako Episode  of my podcast, where we’re giving away three of them!
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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URLs in this post:
 a little sushi restaurant in Honolulu: http://sushiday.com/archives/2008/09/30/mitchs-fish-market-honolulu-hawaii/
 a fellow food blogger’s house: http://www.sippitysup.com/
 a friend: http://www.ilovebluesea.com/
 couple of other friends of mine: http://www.lafujimama.com/
 food bloggers: http://www.showfoodchef.com/
 temarizushi: http://www.lafujimama.com/2010/10/temarizushi-ball-shaped-sushi/
 uni episode: http://misofy.com/podcast/episode-5-were-going-to-uni-versity-155
 Rice Cube: http://www.ricecube.us/
 give away on our podcast: http://misofy.com/podcast/episode-7-tako-time-200
 IndieGoGo: http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Rice-Cube
 Recipe: #recipe
 Nutrition Info: #nutrition-data
 sumeshi: http://sushiday.com/archives/2006/10/21/sumeshi/