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Vegetarian Sushi

Vegetarian Sushi
  Japanese sushi rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Avocado 1⁄2
  Pineapple slice 2
  Cucumber 1⁄2
  Tofu 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (minced or sliced)
  Rice vinegar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Nori sheets 4
  Wasabi sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Sushi mat 1

1. Cook the rice according to the instructions on the packet. Once cooked completely, fluff it with fork on a plate. All it to cool completely.
2. Once cooled, add the rice vinegar and mix well. Let it sit for 5 minutes to let the flavors combine.
3. Open up the sushi mat completely away from you.
4. Line the longest edge of the nori sheet with the side of the mat closest to you.
5. Place approximately a handful of the cooked rice at the center of the nori sheet.
6. Wet you hands and press the rice evenly to coat the nori sheet with a 1 cm thick layer of rice.
7. Spread a very small amount of wasabi sauce in the middle of the rice layer horizontally.
8. Line the fillings (avocado, cucumber, pineapple and/or tofu) on the side closest to you. You can stick to one filling or do different combinations.
9. Hold the fillings with your fingers and lift up the layer and start rolling the nori sheet along with the mat.
10. Keep pressing under the layer such that the roll is a perfect cylinder. Avoid pressing on the top.
11. Once the roll is completely pressed and cylindrical, cut it into ¾ inch thick rolls such that they are bite sized.
12. Serve 4-5 different rolls in a serving on individual plates. Enjoy with wasabi and soy sauce on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Ever since I ate Sushi for the first time at Benihana, I fell in love with this fabulous creation! Check it out!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 432 Calories from Fat 46

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g8.1%

Saturated Fat 0.68 g3.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 37.3 mg1.6%

Total Carbohydrates 83 g27.8%

Dietary Fiber 4.9 g19.7%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 11 g22.3%

Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C 18.3%

Calcium 2.2% Iron 4.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Ganesh.Dutta's picture
Absolutely delicious picture of veg sushi. Really sushi is a great Japanese dish and this wonderful recipe is truly showing the real taste of Japanese taste. Thanks for sharing.
kimepark's picture
It is interesting to see pineapple as a sushi filling. I have to try it.
Snigdha's picture
I have tried sushi with avacado but surely pineapple is an interesting filling! Tofu must have been really good!
Learner's picture
Veggie sushi really a great food! Does anyone know what type of filling (beside avocado, cucumber, pineapple and/or tofu) can we put inside veggie sushi? I am interested to try other combination of filling. Thank you
mariette's picture
i love sushi and i know how to make it but i want to know how to make sushilike the rice is outside of the seaweed wrapper.?thanks and hoping for the answer.
Samina.Tapia's picture
Hi Mariette, use plastic wrap, oil it slightly, spread the rice, then proceed as regular sushi. Roll tightly like a jelly roll. At this point you can use the sushi mat.
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