Everyone loves sushi, and everyone loves burgers. But how do you pick between the two when it comes to lunchtime? Well, now you don't have to, because the sushi burger is about to take over your kitchen, your Instagram feed, and probably your whole life.
The hashtag #sushiburger is a new Insta-favourite, and best of all, there's no "right" way to make a sushi burger. While rice is generally considered to be the right food to replace the usual bread buns, the "burger" part can be anything - chicken, tofu, curry, salmon and of course beefburgers, too.
Food blog So Beautifully Raw recently brought our attention to the merger of these two perfect foods. Their vegan sushi burger is made with avocado, pickled ginger, red cabbage, mayo and teriyaki jackfruit (made to taste like chicken) - and it looks absolutely delicious.
VEGAN SUSHI BURGER Loaded with Teriyaki Shredded "Chicken"(not real chicken, the secret ingredient: jackfruit!), avocado, pickled ginger, vegan mayo & red cabbage. This is dedicated to my beautiful sushi loving friend Kim, @brusselsvegan (a.k.a @bestofvegan) in honour of all you do for the vegan community. The recipe for this wee creation will be in the comments! #bestofveganburger **note: use a fork or chopsticks to eat it! This burger is just for fun! It can be messy to eat, so if you aren't up for the challenge simply enjoy this as a sushi bowl or a rice ball. Namaste.
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Although the blog advises that eating the sushi burger can be a tad problematic, saying: "This burger is just for fun! It can be messy to eat, so if you aren't up for the challenge simply enjoy this as a sushi bowl or a rice ball", we definitely think the fun is in eating it just like a burger, no matter how chaotic it might get.
Let's just take a moment to appreciate the beauty, creativity and pure deliciousness of the various sushi burgers on Instagram...
The franken burgers out there are designed as a heart attack on a plate- enter the SUSHI BURGER!! This one features the all time favorite Teriyaki 'chickn' kale, slaw, avo and mums mayo all in a brown rice 'bun' release date will be April 9 #vegan #sushi #sushiburger #veganburger #vegansofig #healthy #foodporn #vegansushi #deconstructed
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Katsu rice burguer!!. Mañana la receta en el blog, no os la perdáis. #katsu #chickenkatsu #sushiburger #burguer #japanesefood #japaneseburger #sushirice #vsco #vscocam #vscofood #vscogood #vscogrid #instafood #hamburguesasgourmet #hamburguesa #foodphotography
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Enjoy KAÓRI fabulous dipping sauce Wasabi mayo Hot mustard Honey mustard KAÓRI MINI HAMBURG, REGULAR HAMBURG, LARGE HAMBURG #kaori #sushi #hamburg #burger #hamburger #sushiburger #sushihamburg #rice #riceburger #chicken #tuna #beef #food #asianfood #snacks #lunch #bazaar #delicious
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Well, if you are, there's even better news, as research suggests that this kind of burger, unlike most others (sob) is actually good for you.
A recent study assessed the diets of tens of thousands of people and found that the healthy Japanese diet contributes to a higher life expectancy.
Because the population - which has one of the lowest mortality rates worldwide - eat diets high in fish, meat, vegetables, fruit and carbohydrates, their diets are low in saturated fats and processed foods.
Researchers at the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine in Tokyo tracked nearly 80,000 people between the ages of 45 and 75, who had no history of health problems, and found that participants who followed a food guide set out by the Japanese government had a 15% lower mortality rate.
“Our findings suggest that balanced consumption of energy, grains, vegetables, fruits, meat, fish, eggs, soy products, dairy products, confectionaries, and alcoholic beverages can contribute to longevity by decreasing the risk of death, predominantly from cardiovascular disease, in the Japanese population," researchers concluded.
That's all the persuasion we need. Sushi burgers, we're coming for you...