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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007 02:10:30 PM »

by sushi rolling mat do you mean flat sheets of seaweed? I've been wanting to make veg sushi for ages but it seems seaweed is kind of pricy. maybe that's just where I live or I'm not shopping at the right spots...I once had avocado sushi and it was soo yummy.

Oh also, chili is a good meal to make. I can get all the ingredients for about 5 bucks and it makes enough to last nearly as week if I add bread and broccoli on the side of it to stretch it out longer. Its just beans, canned tomatoes and spices. I'm sure there's tons of recipes on the net.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2007 03:55:42 PM »

No, i meant the mats of bamboo you use to roll the sushi up.  Nori (seaweed) is pretty expensive, but you can make sushi without it.
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2007 03:22:58 PM »

i'm not a vegetarian but sometimes when it's really hot outside i don't like to bring meat to work because it's such a long drive and sometimes i have a few stops to make.  so here is an easy thing i brought:

1 package of boil in a bag rice
1 can of black beans drained and rinsed
1 small can of rotel diced tomatos and chilis
a little bit of olive oil
a little bit of cider vinegar

i spit the cooked rice into 2 servings.  i use the glad wear that has the one big side and the one little side.  rice goes in the big side.  i drizzled a little bit of olive oil and vingar on it.  the black beans go in the little side topped with the rotel.  it also gets some olive oil and vinegar.  it was tasty, easy and cheap.  kept me fed 2 nights at dinner
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2007 07:42:20 PM »

No, i meant the mats of bamboo you use to roll the sushi up.  Nori (seaweed) is pretty expensive, but you can make sushi without it.
Oh okay...I guess I don't know much about making sushi! Glad to hear Nori is not required. I always thought it was. So tasty though Tongue
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2007 10:41:06 PM »

Veggie sushi is delicious... and all the ingredients are cheap!  Cook your rice, let it sit for a little while so it gets "sticky", then make it into a sort of flat rectangular mass on top of a sushi-rolling mat (or just be cheap like me and use one of those silicone baking sheets).  Then top it with shredded cucumber, carrots, avocado, or whatever else you like, and roll it up!

I'm sorry to disturb... and I'm not saying that your idea isn't delicious, cause it is... but technically, that is not sushi. And I don't mean that because of the fish, fish has absolutely nothing to do with sushi... but sushi is the japanese term for the rice, mixed with the rice-vinegar, sugar and salt.
You can get cheap rice vinegar (At least here in Costa Rica you can), and the taste of the rice with the vinegar, sugar and salt is so good Tongue...
What you do is you take about 1/2 cup of the vinegar, add about 1 1/2 tbs of sugar, a couple of pinches of salt*, bring it to a boil (Please open your windows for this, or you'll asfixiate), let it cool down, pour it over the hot rice, "cut" it into the rice (Stirring it will break down the rice and it won't stich very well then, so just, with a wooden spoon, kind of cut into it a couple times). Let the heat of the rice evaporate the excess, and then do whatever you want with it. You can roll it with other stuff, you can make sushi-onigiri (rice ball) and fill them up with some kind of veggies, you can top the rice with veggies, press it into a block and cut it in little piecese, or just about anything you can dream of, use your imagination! I once made these little fried sushi-onigiri, they were awesome, and the smell of the toasted rice was to die for ^^
*Sugar and salt quantities are really adjustable to your taste, that's just the way I do it. You can also modify how much of this mix you add to the rice.

Again, I'm not saying Jillie's idea isn't awesome, I'm just trying to avoid any confusion with the terms ^^
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2007 10:46:40 PM »

I do the stuff with the rice vinegar/salt/sugar... I was just including that in the "cooking" part since I mix that stuff in even when I'm making the rice plain.  Sorry about the confusin.  Wink
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2007 02:56:18 AM »

I just has an even lazier, quicker (ie, microwaved) version of Nigella's chickpeas with cumin and sherry. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/chickpeaswithcuminan_86962.shtml
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« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2007 05:36:12 PM »

if you're a dairy-eater (or i'm sure they make vegan style "cheese")

melt cheese (any type) on rice or noodles for cheap macaroni and cheese. you can always mix things into this. my dad did this alot aparently when he was a poor college student. he likes peas on it too, but other veggies are good.
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2007 01:05:23 PM »

One of my favorite things to make (coming from a poor college kid) are hand pies.
I use either pizza dough or pie crust, make a yummy filling with cream cheese, sauteed mushrooms, and reduced spinach and add whatever else i feel like (parmesan, oregano, italian seasoning, green onions, etc. etc.) then cut the dough in to squares or circles, whether i'm feeling more like a pie or a hot pocket, fold over and seal 'em then bake til the dough's done. I make up a whole bunch at once and keep them in the freezer for later. Not that they last long-the boyfriend usually gobbles them up within a few days.
I also make pizza-y ones with mushrooms, onions, cheese, pizza sauce....yum!
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2007 02:25:55 PM »

One of my favorite things to make (coming from a poor college kid) are hand pies.
I use either pizza dough or pie crust, make a yummy filling with cream cheese, sauteed mushrooms, and reduced spinach and add whatever else i feel like (parmesan, oregano, italian seasoning, green onions, etc. etc.) then cut the dough in to squares or circles, whether i'm feeling more like a pie or a hot pocket, fold over and seal 'em then bake til the dough's done. I make up a whole bunch at once and keep them in the freezer for later. Not that they last long-the boyfriend usually gobbles them up within a few days.
I also make pizza-y ones with mushrooms, onions, cheese, pizza sauce....yum!

Ooh... these sound really good!
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