Alfredo sauce, Italian seasoning and sun-dried tomatoes give an old classic an update with Italian flair. Buttered bread crumbs on top add the perfect crunch to contrast with this creamy bake.
- 1/3 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 4 cups hot cooked farfalle (bow tie) pasta (from about 8 ounces dry)
- 1 can (5 ounces) tuna in oil , drained
- 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
- 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed
- 1 jar (14.5 ounces) Roasted Garlic Parmesan Alfredo Sauce or Artisan Three Cheese Alfredo Sauce
- Set the oven to 350°F. Stir the bread crumbs and butter in a small bowl.
- Stir the farfalle, tuna, peas, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and sauce in a 2-quart round casserole. Sprinkle with the bread crumb mixture.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the tuna mixture is hot and bubbling and the bread crumb mixture is golden brown.
- 4 ½ cup water
- 3 cup Japanese rice, (Nishiki)
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup salt, to taste
- 1 cup to 2 cups Japanese rice wine vinegar
- 10 sushi nori sheets
- wasabi, to taste, plus more for serving
- soy, sauce, to taste, plus more for serving
- pickled ginger for garnish
- cucumber, peeled, cut into small pieces
- avocado, cut into small pieces
- imitation crab meat
- carrot, peeled, julienne cut
- shiitake mushroom, cut into small pieces
- smoked salmon
- fresh tuna, sushi-grade, cut into small pieces
- green onion, julienne cut
- tuna salad
- cooked shrimp, cut into small pieces
- chili sauce
- sesame seeds
- Stir the water, rice, sugar and salt together in a rice cooker cooker (or cook in a pot) until salt and sugar are dissolved.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer rice for about 20 minutes or until done.
- Transfer the rice to a large bowl, preferably with a flat bottom.
- Fluff the rice with a wet wooden spoon to loosen grains without crushing them.
- Pour 1 cup of the vinegar over the rice.
- Stir and fluff rice, incorporating the vinegar as evenly as possible.
- Ask someone to stand by the rice bowl and fan the rice with a magazine while you are mixing, or use an electric fan.
- Add more vinegar as necessary to coat the rice.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Lay a piece of nori on a sushi mat. Press a thin layer of rice evenly on top of the nori.
- Spread a dab of wasabi over the rice.
- Sprinkle with some soy sauce.
- Lay a few pieces of 1 or several of the optional ingredients in a horizontal straight thin line across the rice, about 1 inch from the horizontal edge closest to you.
- Using the mat to make a tight roll, roll the edge closest to you over the optional filling as tightly as possible.
- Continue rolling away from you until a roll has formed.
- Remove the sushi roll from the sushi mat and slice it cross-wise into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
- Serve it with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.
Please note that this recipe calls for 1/4 cup of salt but this is to taste; at least 1 tablespoon of salt should be used. Yield: About 10 rolls.