Sushi and Nori, with Ham, oh my!

If you are of the belief that it still isn’t sushi without the nori, well then, call it by another name. The nori could care less what you call it as long as you’re not just letting it sit in the pantry.

The last time I typed about sushi, I think it was the freaking amazing blt sushi. Lately though, May has been on a ham and cheese kick. Her bento box normally contains a couple sliced rolls, a cheese stick, strawberries, and a bottle of water.

Let's call this one Sammich Sushi lol

Let’s call this one Sammich Sushi lol

If you’ve never rolled sushi (with or without rice), hit up youtube for some videos or just check out the directions on the back of the nori pack. Sushi mats are fairly inexpensive at ethnic stores.

Sammich Sushi

  • 1 sheet nori
  • 2 slices sandwich type, deli style, what have you ham (turkey, chicken, and roast beef also taste quite nice)
  • 1 t mayo
  • 1 slice American cheese (or Swiss, pepper jack, you get my drift)
  • 2 leaves Romaine lettuce
  • a little thinly sliced red onion

Place nori shiny side down onto your sushi mat. Spread mayo from 1/4″ up from the bottom to 1″ down from the top (the area you would normally use rice). If you are using pre-packaged sliced baked ham, place slices vertically side by side on nori, over the area you spread the mayo. If you are using circular or whatevs shaped slices, just cover the mayo with it. Fold cheese in half and place half on each slice of ham, towards the bottom, just above the bare area of nori. Next place lettuce on cheese and onion slices onto lettuce. Roll it up.

When you get to the end, dampen the bare nori with a little water. Finish rolling and wrap in plastic wrap. Let it sit for about 30 minutes to overnight (I do overnight for the lunch box, easier to slice when it’s soft).


I cannot tell a lie. The other night whilst making May’s sushi, I made myself a little snack, YUM!






8 thoughts on “Sushi and Nori, with Ham, oh my!

  1. This is fantastic! What a great idea! We will be trying these. My kids actually like sushi but no way to get it where we live (that I’d eat). This will be a great way for all of us to get some iodine into us from the Nori. I should go buy a mat so we can make them together!

    • What? You don’t buy the previously frozen, maybe not that old, surely hasn’t been sitting in that fridge case at the grocery all month, plastic boxes of “this doesn’t smell like any sushi I’d eat” lol?

      I don’t blame you, I wouldn’t eat it either!! Years ago, I got mats because I’d rather diy than drive all the way to Nashville for safe sushi. The mats were fairly inexpensive (I type that because I don’t remember how much they actually were), they last pert near forever (these mats are pushing 6 years old).

      Get a couple different styles of mats so the kids can decide which ones they prefer for ease and nice shape. They will love it!! May likes to demonstrate her sushi making skills when she has friends over. I taught her with rice, but she’s become a riceless wrapping pro (don’t know why I don’t make her make it herself).

      Anyways, I’m seriously serious when I say you can sushi just about anything. Left over meatloaf, some chow chow, green onions, and cheddar cheese, looked odd, tasted ah-mazing!
      Have a great weekend 🙂

    • Since I don’t count calories, I had to pull out a pack of nori (no wraps or bread for comparing, but here goes). Nori has 10 calories per sheet (good right?), I do sometimes count carbs (when I’m not eating a carbon copy of what I counted the day previously) and a sheet of nori has only 1g carbohydrates.

      For me, cutting out the bread (and sugar) was key to losing weight/getting my blood sugar under control. Sometimes just by proxy calories were counted for me while using fatsecret for carb counting. I was shocked to see that some days I had consumed as many as 2500 calories, only 20 grams carbohydrates, and lost muchos fattyness.

      I know you ❤ sushi (because I get all green eyed jelly when I see you and David's check in on sushi nights!!! Give it a try, you may not even miss the bread or wraps!! Have a great weekend!

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