Most likely to be devoured in seconds flat, this Italian sushi is unlike any other finger food. It’s salty, sweet, and undeniably easy on the eyes. Make them your go-to hors d’oeuvres and they’ll instantly become a fan favorite.
Combine rice, cheese, half & half and basil in a bowl. Place 1 prosciutto slice on cutting board; spread ½ cup rice mixture evenly over prosciutto, pressing slightly.
Arrange a few pepper strips lengthwise down center over rice. Carefully roll into a log. Repeat with remaining prosciutto slices.
Cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes.
Cut each roll crosswise into 1-inch pieces. Place on platter cut-side up. Serve at room temperature.
These sushi bites might seem delicate–but don’t let them fool you. When it comes to taste, these dainty nibbles pack a punch. Made with our preferred rice for Italian recipes, they are bound to impress your guests. With a hassle-free risotto-like filling, this sushi recipe has the best of both worlds.
For the center, enjoy a rich Italian mixture of our Carolina® Medium-Grain Arborio Rice, handcrafted for molding sushi, grated Parmesan and Romano cheese, and a healthful amount of half and half. Add to this mixture, fresh basil leaves and sweet roasted red peppers for an added Italian touch.
Once your filling is set, wrap everything up in salty slices of thin prosciutto for the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. Then, place them in the fridge. This part will help the ham harden up a bit, making it easier to cut through. Once enough time has passed, you’ll be able to cut them seamlessly into perfect bite-sized pieces.
Want to make these vegetarian? Replace the cured ham for mock prosciutto or thinly sliced veggies and enjoy these sushi morsels, meat-free.