I love a challenge, so when Saucy Mama announced their “Fabulous with Five” recipe contest, I was “in!” They sent 6 of their products for me to recipe test with and they have all been great! Call it an obsession, but I have been determined to try them all and find each of them a winning “home” in a quick, easy, tasty recipe creation. This recipe was inspired by all the Teriyaki Chicken Musubi we have enjoyed on our many trips to Hawaii. It kind of breaks all the rules of “proper” sushi making but there is something about how the warm, tangy rice melts into the nori and the flavorful chicken compliments them both. For me, this has become a true comfort food… and a healthy one at that!
“Fab 5” Sweet Heat Chicken Musubi
- 2 cups cooked chicken
- 2 cups brown or white rice
- 1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup Saucy Mama Sweet Heat Marinade
- 1 package nori seaweed wraps (8-10)
In a medium bowl, shred chicken and mix with Saucy Mama’s Sweet Heat Marinade. Cook rice according to package or rice cooker instructions. While rice is still hot, add seasoned rice vinegar, stirring gently but thoroughly. While rice is warm, spoon on to nori, spreading evenly to coat entire sheet (leave approximately 1/2″ uncovered on both ends). Place about 1/4 cup chicken down the middle of the rice layer. Roll Nori up, squeezing firmly by hand or with a bamboo sushi mat. Set aside and repeat with another roll. Using a sharp, moist knife, slice in desired serving pieces. Serve with pickled ginger, wasabi & soy sauce if desired.
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