January 26, 2016

The Most Colorful Vegan Sushi Rolls

 From top left to bottom right: beet root sushi. Beet root sushi (first attempt). Brown rice sushi.
Brown rice & quinoa sushi. Red rice sushi. Mung bean sushi.

Those of you who follow me on instagram already know....I love to make vegan sushi! Rice and veggies, fruits and tofu. So simple. So healthy. 

So first, choose the rice you like most. Normal sushi rice is the best choice. You can also use quinoa but then you'll need tahina or something to make it sticky. And I made mung bean sushi once, so delicious! 

There are so many options when it comes to fillings! Avocado, mango, fried smoked tofu, cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, pumpkin, celery sticks, papaya, mushroom, wakame, asparagus, sweet potato...

You'll need 

a bamboo rolling mat
sushi rice
nori sheets (1 sheet makes 2 rolls) 
soy sauce 
pickled ginger
plastic wrap
fillings you like


1. Prepare the rice or mung beans or quinoa as instructed - depends on what you like to use for your sushi. I made pink rice the other day and used high quality beet root powder to make the plain sushi rice pink. I am no fan of rice vinegar, I only add salt. 

2. Cut the veggies & fruits in stripes. If you like to use tofu or mushroom, fry it in a pan. If you like to use pumpkin or sweet potato, then bake the stripes in the oven at 200 C for 10-15 minutes. 

3.  Cut the nori sheets in half. Place nori sheet with the shiny side down on the bamboo rolling mat and make sure the lines in the sheet are parallel to the bamboo pieces. Wet your hands thoroughly with water and spread rice on the nori sheet. Then add your fillings and roll up the seaweed. Moisten the ends of the nori with some water to seal the top end of the sheet. 

If you like to make inside out sushi rolls, then you should use mango and/or avocado for the outside. Cut mango/avo in large and thin slices. Spread rice on the nori sheet, spread it out to all corners and press gently. Now it is important that you use a rolling mat with plastic wrap around it so that the rice doesn't stick in the mat. Flip the nori sheet around so that the rice is covered by the sheet. Add your fillings and curl up the nori sheet. To add the avocado/mango topping simply spread out the thin slices and lay it on top of the sushi roll. Place a large piece of plastic wrap over the roll and fix the avocado with the rolling mat. Cut it in 5-6 pieces and take the plastic wrap off. Voilà!

Here is a veeery helpful tutorial for you how to make inside out rolls:

xx Christina

1 comment:

  1. These are so fun! And so pretty too! I never liked sushi even when I wasn't vegan, so these are so perfect for me :)