Homemade sushi just got easier! You don’t have to be a well-trained chef to create these sushi cups. You can skip the rolling process, but still serve up something impressively delicious for your guests.
Whether you’re hosting a party, doing meal prep for the week or just making an effort to dine in more often, this sushi cup recipe from Well Done will be your new go-to for appetizers and entrees.
The recipe suggests using a muffin tin to give the sushi rice and the ahi tuna, cucumber and avocado filling the perfect bite-sized shape. You won’t miss the hassle of wrapping everything in seaweed and forming it into perfect sushi rolls.
A video from the Well Done YouTube channel will show you just how easy it is to make these in your very own kitchen. No special skills required!
Adding wax paper to the muffin tin before filling each cup with rice and then chilling the rice in the refrigerator for 40 minutes will ensure your cups can be easily removed. They’ll even maintain their form without falling apart. From there, you just have to mix the tuna, cucumber and avocado together to form a filling, add it to the rice and serve.
There’s plenty of room for customization here, too. Feel free to combine your favorite ingredients to re-create the same sushi you’d order in a restaurant!
There’s a version from the Cake ‘N Knife blog that also shows how you can make the perfect poke cup appetizers without using rice. Instead, you’ll place sheets of wonton wrappers into the muffin tin, bake them and then fill them with a spicy tuna mixture involving sushi-grade tuna, avocado, red onion and a mayonnaise and sriracha sauce. Yummy!
If you can’t easily access sushi-grade fish or if you don’t eat fish, you don’t have to miss out on the other delicious flavors that come when you combine rice with vinegar and vegetables. This recipe from Power Hungry details the steps to make a vegan version of sushi cups using seaweed paper as a crispy outer layer.
The recipe suggests filling each cup with brown rice, edamame, red bell peppers, onions and shredded carrots for a fish-free dinner option that’s equally delicious:
Each cup can be easily individualized in your muffin tin, so you’ll be able to make a version everyone at your dinner party will enjoy!