Sushi is vinegared rice that is often topped with other ingredients. My first time to eat cone sushi was at a sports event in Hawaii. In Hawaii cone sushi is a local favorite. It is found at Japanese local lunch shops and is sold at sports events at the snack stand. It’s delicious as a quick snack. When I lived in Hawaii this is one of the foods I enjoyed eating. I decided to see if I could duplicate it so I could enjoy eating it anywhere. This is the delicious version that I came up with. Give it a try and enjoy!
1Wash the rice with running water for 1-2 minutes until there is no more starch coming out of it. After you are done washing, put the rice in a rice cooker or pot, add a little bit more water than rice (the ratio is about 1.15:1 in favor of the water). Don’t put too much water, or you’ll get mush instead of rice. (I use a rice cooker, it makes cooking rice a snap.) Cook the rice.
2Mix all dressing ingredients in a bowl and stir until dissolved well and mixture is clear.
Note: Use only rice vinegar! Any other kind of vinegar will taste bad.
3Mince shiitake mushrooms, carrots, and green beans. Put minced ingredients into a small pot and just cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, lower heat, and simmer for 12 minutes, then drain well.
Note: It will take 1 cup of fresh chopped shiitake mushrooms to get 1/2 cup cooked.
4Combine all ingredients in a large bowl mixing with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Taste the rice and add more dressing if needed. (You can always add more but you can’t take any out.) Set aside to cool. Serve at room temperature.
5Serve in a waffle cone. It is an appetizer or a tasty hand held treat. This looks like the first cone sushi that I ate but the cone holding the sushi rice was made from processed vegetables.
6Wrap in lettuce leaves and your cone sushi becomes a tasty side salad.