[Kids] Mix together all of the ingredients to make the seasoning for the sushi rice. Empty some warmed cooked rice into tupperware or similar and mix in the seasoning.
[Kids] Mix the seasoning into the rice with a cutting motion. [Adults] If the rice doesn't cool quickly on it's own, fan it with a fan whilst the kids mix in the seasoning.
[Adults] Slice the sashimi into thin, bite sized slices. If they are too big then they won't fit onto the rice well and won't look very nice.
Preparing the toppings. [Adults] Cut the lemon and other topping ingredients into small pieces. [Kids] Cut out some star shapes from a slice of ham.
[Kids] Place a sheet of cling film over a small 3 cm bowl.
[Kids] Place a piece of sashimi on top of the cling film, then a ball of rice.
[Kids] Lift everything out of the bowl and wrap in the cling film. Tightly shape everything into a ball to complete.
[Kids] Remove the wrap and add the finishing touches with a few toppings. If you want to use shiso leaves, add the ingredients in the order of sashimi-shiso leaf-rice.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made these with my son who loves pretending that he owns a shop. We made real, simple sushi which made him really happy! You can check out the movie we made here: http://youtu.be/kNJGELFHqpA
I used sashimi (tuna, salmon, scallop, prawn, amberjack) on these temari sushi this time. If you want to create a plate of colourful sushi, it's best to use a variety of different coloured toppings. I haven't used them here but I also recommend topping with sesame seeds and yuzu.