Gudetama Sushi Rolls

    June 18th is International Sushi Day, and we’re celebrating the occasion with ultra adorable Gudetama sushi rolls! 
    Naturally colored a rich Gudetama-yellow with the help of turmeric, these sushi rolls are jam-packed with a trio of pan-fried spam, tamagoyaki, and fresh tomatoes. Trust me, if you can make regular sushi, then you can 100% make Gudetama sushi! They’re perfect to gobble up for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (because, let’s face it, any time is a good time for sushi).
    To really take these over the top, I made a sushi “stack” and placed a bacon “blanket” on top, complete with little Gudetama hands holding on tight. I know… it’s possibly too cute to eat. But it’s International Sushi Day… you have no other choice!
    Craving more cute sushi ideas? Head over to my blog, Love At First Bento, or check out my Instagram, for all sorts of adorable and yummy sushi roll and bento box inspiration!
    Ingredients:
    • 2 cups warm, fully cooked sushi rice
    • 2 sheets nori seaweed
    • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
    • Your choice of sushi fillings (I used tamagoyaki + fried spam + tomato)
    • 1 yellow egg sheet (get the recipe HERE) (optional)
    • Cooked bacon slices (optional)
    Recommended Tools:
    • Multi-purpose nori punch
    • Bamboo sushi rolling mat
    • Plastic wrap
    • Scissors (sanitized for use with food)
    INSTRUCTIONS:
    Make the Decorations:
    1.     Take the sheets of nori seaweed and, using clean scissors, cut them so they measure approximately 18 cm x 10 cm. Reserve the scrap pieces of nori for the next step.
    Create a Gudetama face from nori seaweed using a multi-purpose nori punch. If needed, use a small, clean pair of scissors to further cut the nori pieces into Gudetama shaped eyes and a mouth. TIP: To more easily recreate Gudetama’s open mouth look, combine two pieces of nori together (one for the top of the mouth, another for the bottom) to create one seamless open mouth.