The Sushi Burrito: Why People Love It -- And How You Can Make It
Posted: Apr 21 2015
Sushi is great. Burritos are great. A sushi burrito? It sounds like a simple equation for great -- and the best news is that you don't have to find a food truck or foodie diner in a hipster to enjoy one. In fact, you could make your own sushi burrito right now!
So what goes into a sushi burrito? The general idea is that it's more or less a really big and long sushi roll. You fill it with larger portions of your favorite sushi roll, wrap it in rice, and then wrap it in seaweed. For most food truck sushi burritos, the large seaweed wrap acts as the tortilla. Of course, it's not as durable as a tortilla, so popular sushi burrito joints and trucks will often provide you with a fork to help you finish off your meal.
Now, there's no right or wrong way to make a sushi burrito. It really can be what YOU want out of it. So if you want a sushi burrito that's durable enough to eat by hand, simply add a tortilla or a popular healthy alternative to make it into a true fusion wrap. We prefer vegetable-based GemWraps, which are made from pressed fruit and vegetables while being low carb and gluten free. You can take other inspirations, such as sprinkling salmon roe on the inside or making a soy sauce/wasabi mixture to pour over your burrito before you roll it up (similar to salsa in a traditional burrito).
Other burrito-style inspirations include using guacamole (since avocados are popular in sushi) or cucumber slices for texture rather than the usual small cucumber chunks found in sushi rolls.
Creativity is the key here. It's what got sushi burritos on the map in the first place, so simply work with what looks, tastes, and feels right for you. Remember, burritos and wraps are all based around individual tastes; that approach is similar here -- just with a sushi spin. And in fact, you could even go one step further and mimic popular burrito bowls, just a sushi version, or use lettuce wraps around the seaweed rather than a tortilla. The only limit is your imagination.
Fortunately, Fish For Sushi has just about everything you need to make your own sushi burritos. From delicious fish cuts to rice and roe to seaweed wraps, it will get you started on your sushi burrito endeavor -- but don't be afraid to explore the aisles of your grocery store to see where inspiration may strike!
P.S. As a bonus, Fish For Sushi will include GemWraps as promotion soon for a short period of time -- perfect for you to experiment with sushi burritos!