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Smoked Salmon and Avocado Rice Triangles

Makes 8

Total Time
1 hr

In Japan, omusubi—pressed rice pucks wrapped in nori —play the role that sandwiches do here.

Smoked Salmon and Avocado Rice Triangles

Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Randy Mon
 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
Step 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

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

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

*Find furikake at Asian grocery stores.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per triangle.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 158Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.9g5%

Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Cholesterol 3.3mg2%
Sodium 357mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%

Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
Protein 5.3g11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.