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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Southwestern Style Sushi Burrito & A Giveaway

                  A filling burrito-style sushi that is so easy to make.

  I love sushi and have tried so many times to make it, only to fail at it. So the only way I get my sushi craving is by buying at a store but that can get pricey. Well, that has all changed as I have discovered a new simple way to get my sushi craving fulfilled. My new delicious sushi comes in the form of a burrito and has a wonderful spicy southwestern taste. A couple months ago, I was visiting my daughter in Las Vegas and stumble upon this wonderful restaurant, Jaburrito, while walking the strip. They served these wonderful handheld sushi wraps that were filled with not only traditional sushi ingredients but also some spicy southwestern ingredients. One bite and I was hooked. Since we don't have a Jaburritos here in Albuquerque, I knew I had to make my own version of these sushi burritos. My version is so good that even my husband loves them in his lunch. Not only are these wraps so delicious but they are healthy too!

  If you are watching your carbs or calories, then you can make this sushi burrito without the tortilla as the nori seaweed will hold the items nicely together. One item that I have found to help with healthy eating is having an accurate kitchen scale. I really love this Precision Digital Kitchen Scale from EatSmart. This scale makes it so easy to control my portion sizes and calorie counting as I can weigh my food to eat the right amount of ounces. Weighing my food has helped me to know exactly what a serving size is supposed to look like. How many time have you read the serving size of a package and it says something like serving size 20g or 1/2 of a package?  If you are like me you end up eating the whole package. Now that I have this cool looking scale, I can weight the food and put the rest back in the pantry. This helps me to control my eating.

  Read on to find out how you can win your own EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale

 I just love how the scale has a recessed platform to contain the food when weighing them. You can also weigh food in a dish as the scale has a cool Tare Feature so that you can put an empty container on and reset it to 0 to get an accurate weight of what you put in that container. The surface is easy to wipe also. This small scale blends in so nicely in my kitchen so I leave it out as I tend to use it a lot. My favorite mom hack with my scale is weighing my kid's snacks so they don't bicker over who got a bigger piece.

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Southwestern Style Sushi Burrito

Makes 4

1 cup brown rice
2 cups water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
4 tortillas
4 sheets nori (roasted sushi seaweed)
1 package imitation crab flakes
1 small package shredded carrots
1 avocado, sliced
small jar or can of sliced jalapenos
chipotle mayo

1.Cook rice according to package instructions.
2.Pour rice vinegar and sugar into the cooked rice and mix gently. Set aside to cool.
3. Place a tortilla on a plate and lay a sheet of nori seaweed on it.
4. Spread a thin layer of rice all over the seaweed, leaving 1/2 inch space around the edges.
5. Add about 2 tablespoons of the carrots down the middle of the rice and then add three pieces of crab on top of the crab.
6. Place about a tablespoon of the chipotle mayo and 2 avocado slices on the crab. Then top with 2-3 jalapeno slices.
7. Tightly roll everything up like a burrito. Repeat until all sushi burritos are made.

You will have extra ingredients left over. Just place them in the fridge and use them to make more delicious sushi burritos. You can also just make one sushi burrito at a time. My husband loves to pack my sushi burritos in his lunch. You must check out my recipe for spaghetti squash spring rolls for another healthy lunch idea that is easy to pack. This recipe is a great for using up the extra shredded carrots.


I have an EatSmart Precision Digital Kitchen Scale to giveaway to one lucky reader! Just enter on the giveaway form below and good luck!

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Chances of winning this giveaway depend on the number of entries. All entries will be verified. The winner will be notified within 24 hours of the end of the contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited



  2. I'm not sure my kid would go for the nori, but it sounds delicious to me. Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays

  3. Ohh I love burritos and it makes me so happy seeing this! Keeps me drooling as well.

  4. This is a brilliant idea. I bet my kids would at least taste it if it came wrapped in a tortilla lol

  5. I love this recipe idea for a Southwestern Style Sushi Burrito! My daughters love sushi and I think they would love to try your sushi burrito recipe! It looks very healthy and delicious!

  6. My goodness that sounds so tasty! I need something like this in my life. :)

  7. Oh I love that digital scale. I would love to have one in my kitchen! The sushi burrito is an interesting recipe to try. I'm getting the ingredients I need and make this ASAP.

  8. Oh, this makes me really hungry right now. I need to get off my computer and start fixing something to eat.

  9. This is something I never would have thought to make myself. But it looks really delicious (and healthy!)


  11. Sushi burritos is such a creative idea! It looks delicious too!


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