Smoked Salmon and Avocado Rice Triangles
Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Randy Mon
Yields Makes 8 Total Time 1 hr
In Japan, omusubi—pressed rice pucks wrapped in nori —play the role that sandwiches do here.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Bring rice and 2 3/4 cups water to a boil, covered, then simmer 20 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes. Turn out onto a rimmed baking sheet and toss gently with salt.

Step 2
2

Moisten your hands with water and divide rice into 8 balls. Set 1 ball on a piece of plastic wrap, pinch off half, and flatten remaining rice into a small round. Layer with avocado, salmon, and about 1/2 tsp. furikake, leaving 1/2-in. border around filling. Top with rest of rice and use plastic to help you form a blunt triangle about 1 in. thick. Repeat with remaining rice and fillings.

Step 3
3

Position base of 1 rice triangle facing you. Center 1 nori strip over rice, angling it diagonally from left bottom corner. Tuck ends around triangle. Place 2nd nori strip over first, angled the opposite way; tuck ends under. Lay 3rd strip over and flush with base of triangle and tuck ends under.

Step 4
4

*Find furikake at Asian grocery stores.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per triangle.

Ingredients

 1 1/2 cups sushi rice, such as Nishiki brand
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/2 large avocado, halved and thinly sliced
 4 ounces sliced lox or nova salmon
 4 teaspoons furikake* (Japanese sesame seed and seaweed seasoning), optional
 3 sheets (each about 7 in. by 8 in.) toasted nori, each cut crosswise into 1-in. strips

Directions

Step 1
1

Bring rice and 2 3/4 cups water to a boil, covered, then simmer 20 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes. Turn out onto a rimmed baking sheet and toss gently with salt.

Step 2
2

Moisten your hands with water and divide rice into 8 balls. Set 1 ball on a piece of plastic wrap, pinch off half, and flatten remaining rice into a small round. Layer with avocado, salmon, and about 1/2 tsp. furikake, leaving 1/2-in. border around filling. Top with rest of rice and use plastic to help you form a blunt triangle about 1 in. thick. Repeat with remaining rice and fillings.

Step 3
3

Position base of 1 rice triangle facing you. Center 1 nori strip over rice, angling it diagonally from left bottom corner. Tuck ends around triangle. Place 2nd nori strip over first, angled the opposite way; tuck ends under. Lay 3rd strip over and flush with base of triangle and tuck ends under.

Step 4
4

*Find furikake at Asian grocery stores.

Step 5
5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per triangle.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Rice Triangles