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This is another great use 'em up recipe. If you have some left over noodles then roll them in some nori seaweed with some other vegetable and then you have a delicious and easy to eat addition to your lunch box. Use any noodles you want and add any vegetables.

300g (11oz) cooked soba noodles
2 spring onions, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp vegetable or sesame oil
1 to 2 teaspoons wasabe
4 sheets nori seaweed

If you don't have any leftover noodles cook 1 pack of soba noodles for 4 minutes in plenty of boiling water. Cool under cold running water and drain. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and leave to marinate for a few minutes.

Place a sheet of nori seaweed onto your sushi mat and top it half way up with some of the soba noodles and roll tightly. Repeat for the remainder of the mixture.

Cut the nori with a sharp knife and serve. This kind of nori will keep for a couple of days in the fridge.
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A Sushi mat is a device for rolling sushi. It is usually made from bamboo and they are very cheap to buy. Sushi can be rolled without it but but some things like spinach or delicate things like egg rolls can't. If you can't find one locally buy one online.
Wasabi is a Japanese horseradish with a strong, hot flavour that doesn't leave an afterburn in the mouth. A bit like snuff it can freeze your brain if you take to much - not literally!

It can be bought in powder form, in which case you mix it with a little water to form a green paste, or pre mixed in a tube. Use whichever you prefer - the tubed stuff is more convenient. Whenever you serve sushi serve some of this as well along with some pickled ginger and soy sauce.

Rice wine vinegar or rice vinegar is made from fermented rice or rice wine. The Japanese variety is colourless to light yellow and slightly milder and less acidic than Western varieties of wine vinegar. You can use Clear Chinese rice vinegar instead. On many occasions, when I have run out of rice vinegar, I have used white wine vinegar.
Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour. As the buckwheat doesn't contain much gluten the buckwheat is usually mixed with a quantity of wheat flour. To be called soba they have to contain at least 35% buckwheat.
Nori seaweed is used for wrapping around rice to create nori sushi but has many other uses. It is dry and made in a similar way to paper - but using seaweed. You will find it in large sheets in most Asian grocers.

Nori seaweed is high in fibre, vitamins, protein and minerals. It provides calcium and iron and contains other important trace minerals and is traditionally eaten to strengthen the circulatory system and help lower cholesterol.