A couple months ago some of my friends posted a “Pinterest Fail” type photo when they tried to make fruit sushi. They had found a recipe on Pinterest and when they tried to make it, it ended in disaster.
When I saw the recipe and their photo, I saw that the recipe had some major flaws and my first thought was, “I can make a version that does work.”
So I set to work and had a great time doing it.
The first thing that needed to change from the original recipe was including something to hold the sushi together. The original recipe just had rice and the fruit and was rolled in plastic wrap. I knew this was a huge roll of the dice, hoping it would hold together.
Nobody wants to combine seaweed with fruit, but luckily, there is a different option. Soy paper. It is more mildly flavored than its seaweed cousin. You can find it most places you can find the regular nori wrap.
You will need assorted fruits. We used kiwi, cantaloupe, pineapple, mandarin oranges, and strawberries. Get creative. Use what you like. Cut some into sticks and some into thin slices for the top.
After you’ve made your coconut rice and cut your fruit, take your soy wrapper and place on a plastic wrap covered bamboo sushi mat and place a handful of coconut rice on the paper.
Spread the rice into one layer that extends to three of the edges. You can leave one edge with a little gap.
Flip over the rice covered paper.
Place a few sticks of your desired fruit on the closest third of the wrap.
Pull the edge closest to you up and start rolling your fruit sushi.
Continue rolling, remember to lift the bamboo mat before it gets rolled into the sushi.
Top it with some thinly sliced fruit of your choice.
Continue making lots of varieties. Then cut ’em up with a wet knife and serve.