Things to mix into the rice (optional, such as colorful furikake)
Coarsely ground wiener sausages (skinless ones are ok too)
Toasted nori seaweed
1 sheet + enough for the eyeballs
A tiny bit
Slice the sausages in half diagonally, and make sure to boil until the narrow ends curl up!
Spread the rice thinly on the nori seaweed, and roll up tightly in a spiral pattern. I added purple furikake (rice sprinkles) made from red shiso leaves to the rice for oclor.
Cut into 6 slices. Cut out the eyes from cheese, and the pupils from nori seaweed.
Attach a piece of sausage to a sushi roll slice and secure with a pick. It's a cute snail!
You can make mini sized snails using a thin sushi roll made with half a nori sheet an skinless sausage pieces. Use a heart shaped pick to make these cute snails.
An easier way is to use 1/3 of a sheet of nori, and roll it up from the short side. Cut in half.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made this for lunch for my second son, who isn't eating his rice properly these days. I adapted another recipe of mine, using sushi roll slices for the snail's shell part instead of rolled chikuwa fish sticks. He ate them up in a flash!
Adjust the amount of rice depending on the size of the nori seaweed sheet. Use picks that are about as long as toothpicks. Make cute snails out of any sushi roll of your choice!