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Ingredients

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Directions

Make the rice:
  • Prepare the sushi rice according to the package instructions. In a small bowl, stir together the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Pour the mixture over the rice and stir to coat it. Let it cool and refrigerate overnight.

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Assemble the pumpkin sushi:
  • To make each piece, place a 2 1/4-inch circle of smoked salmon in the center of a square of plastic wrap.

  • With clean hands, mold 1 3/4 tbsp. of prepared rice into a round shape. Set it on top of the salmon.

  • Gather the plastic wrap and twist it tightly, compressing the filling into a neat ball. Unwrap it and set the ball, salmon side up, on a platter. Cut features from nori and set them in place (tweezers are handy for this).

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Assemble the monster sushi:
  • Repeat the above steps, but substitute a thin slice of avocado for the salmon and form the rice into an oblong shape instead of a round one (twist the wrap gently to shape the avocado without squishing it).

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