Remember when your mom told you to never play with your food? Well, throw that rule out the window, at least for this fun and playful take on sushi that incorporates delicious avocado, rice, and crunchy veggies like carrots and celery. This innovative dish uses the pit of an avocado as its bowl. Your kids will love making these innovative sushi-inspired snacks. It’s time to play with your food!

1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed
2 avocado, pitted and cut into small chunks, pits reserved
1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
seasoned rice vinegar, to taste

Adult: Place 1 1/2 cups water into a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add the rice and bring to a boil. When water boils, cover the pot and turn heat down to low. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed. Uncover, fluff with a fork and transfer to a medium mixing bowl.

Together: Add the carrot matchsticks and celery to the rice. Toss with a few shakes of seasoned rice vinegar, taking care to ensure the rice vinegar is evenly distributed. Gently spoon the rice veggie mixture into the empty avocado pits. Serve 1/2 stuffed avocado pit per person and enjoy!

Ages 4-7
Serves 4

Source: This recipe comes to us from Andrea Meyers of Andrea’s Recipes.

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