Combine all ingredients marked with a ♦ and mix in the sushi vinegar. Pour over cooked rice (should be a little hard) to make Western-flavored sushi rice.
♧: On a sheet of plastic wrap, place the smoked salmon, shiso leaf, and 1 heaping tablespoon of sushi rice. Wrap up and squeeze gently to form balls like a kinchaku pouch. Top with salmon roe.
♢: Wrap up the prosciutto, cream cheese, (black pepper if you'd like), and sushi rice with plastic wrap just like Step 2. Top with the leafy vegetable.
♢: Follow the same procedures with roast beef, grated ginger, and sushi rice and wrap them up. Top with minced onion.
♡: Wrap up the shrimp, avocado coated with a small amount of sliced lemon, and sushi rice with plastic wrap. Top with wasabi.
⦿ Sauce (optional): Mix genovese and olive oil to make basil sauce.
Sauce (optional): Mix soy sauce and olive oil for a soy-based sauce.
Dish it up, and decorate nicely with the sauce. Serve with black pepper and coarse salt if you'd like.
Also great to pack in bentos without removing them from the plastic wrap.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make sushi with Western ingredients, and then I came up with this interesting idea to make Western-flavored sushi rice! I've also made some Western-style sauce in addition to the standard wasabi soy sauce.
It's so cute and palatable since it's slightly smaller than bite-size. You could also make variations with grilled chicken and coarse salt, or even with seafood such as squid and octopus. The sushi rice is only mildly acidic. Please add more vinegar if you'd like a stronger taste.