The trick to building a fun and yummy sushi burrito is to grab a wrap, fill it with whatever looks good, and roll it up. Add layers of flavor with garnishes like fresh seasonal herbs and mixed greens, sauteed onions or various condiments, creamy spreads, and fun things like crunchy chopped peanuts.
Sushi-Style Burrito Ingredients
Favorite wraps (tortilla, nori sheet, soy wrappers, etc)
Leftover sticky rice, moistened with Tablespoons of coconut milk
Leftover shredded chicken, pulled pork or shrimp
Thai-glazed roasted sweet potato wedges (below)
Peanut satay sauce (below)
Quick pickled slaw (below)
Sushi-Style Burrito Instructions:
Place a wrap on the work surface.
Spread 2-4 Tablespoons of leftover rice over the wrap, enough to cover the surface of the wrap, but leaving ½ inch overhang.
Just below the center, point add a horizontal line of shredded chicken.
Add a line of sliced red pepper over the chicken, followed by some of the slaw (do not overfill).
Drizzle with peanut sauce.
Fold the sides over each end of the filling and then tightly roll up the burrito from the bottom (do not overfill).
Serve burrito style or slice like sushi and serve in a bento box.
Fruit salad roll: One round of apple fruit leather or rice paper (dipped in cold water to soften), filled with peanut butter, sliced bananas, strawberries, and kiwi. Or stir some honey and coconut milk into some leftover sticky rice and use it as the foundation of the fruit salad roll. Add the rice to the center of the wrapper, followed by the sliced or chopped fruit.
If a younger child has difficulty wrapping a roll with a nori sheet, try the following:
Place a wrapper flat on the counter.
Dip the fingers in cold water and press some rice in the center.
Add the fillings before rolling it up like a cone or even double folding the sheet into a small pocket.