Elder Care Recipes: Do-It-Yourself Vegetarian Sushi Rolls


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Elder Care Recipes: Do-It-Yourself Vegetarian Sushi Rolls

Home Care in New Canaan, CT

Home Care in New Canaan, CTWarmer weather means your elder care plan will probably start turning away from the heavier comfort foods of winter in favor of lighter, cooler foods that satisfy without leaving you feeling stuffed and weighed down. When choosing lighter foods for the spring and summer months it is important to maintain your focus on high-quality nutrition so that your loved ones do not miss out on the nutrients they need.

Sushi is a delicious, cooling option for a light meal or snack that incorporates a variety of vegetables along with rice. For many people, however, the thought of eating raw fish is not appealing, making them avoid anything having to do with sushi. This elder care recipe is for fresh and tasty vegetarian sushi rolls that take advantage of the variety of textures and satisfying flavors of sushi without any animal products so you can introduce this nutritious food to seniors who are more resistant to traditional recipes. For extra fun, these sushi rolls are a do-it-yourself meal or snack that will get your family talking and let you experiment with different flavors and textures as you eat.

What You'll Need

  • Nori, sheets of dry seaweed
  • 2 cups sushi rice, either white or brown
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots
  • Avocados
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Two eggs
  • Cooking oil
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Sesame seeds
  • Bamboo sushi mats
  • Bowls and applicable cookware

What to Do

• Rice used to create sushi is much stickier than normal rice, which is why you need to use a specific type of rice called glutinous rice or sushi rice. Rinse the rice thoroughly until the water runs clear to remove excess starch that prevent proper cooking

• Bring the water to a boil, then reduce to low, cover, and cook the rice for 20 minutes until all of the water is absorbed

• All the cooked rice to cool, but do not put in the refrigerator until after adding the vinegar mixture

• Combine the salt, sugar, vinegar, and oil in a small saucepan over medium heat until all of the solids have dissolved

• Cool the vinegar mixture completely before adding to the cooked rice, which should still be warm

• It may seem as though there is far too much liquid, but continue to stir. As the rice cools it will absorb the vinegar. Place the rice in the refrigerator to allow it too cool completely

• Use the vegetable peeler to peel all of the vegetables

• Beat the eggs to create an egg wash

• Chop the sweet potatoes into large bite-size pieces and dip in the egg before coating in the Panko bread crumbs

• Fry the sweet potato pieces in hot cooking oil until golden brown and then drain

• Cut the vegetables into matchstick pieces and put each into individual serving bowls

• Give each person a bamboo sushi mat

• To create a sushi roll, sprinkle the sushi mat with sesame seeds and top with rice, pressing it into place to create an even layer

• Place a sheet of nori on top of the rice and press lightly to adhere it to the rice

• Top with your choice of the vegetables and fried sweet potatoes

• Starting at one narrow edge, tightly roll the ingredients together using the mat

• Slice the roll into pieces and enjoy with soy sauce if desired

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in New Canaan, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAM™.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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