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Vegetarian Nori-wrapped Sushi (vegan)

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Historically, sushi evolved as a utilitarian food as far back as 300 BCE when fermented rice was wrapped around fish as a form of food preservation. Today, sushi reminds us of the contradictions of our modern world. Inherently, sushi isn’t just food – it’s art. Layers of nori, a super-nutritious, dried seaweed, plus fish, rice and vegetables make an amazing visual display when creatively rolled. Sadly, some of these works of edible wonder are grabbed in the takeout line as fast food, eaten alone. Instead, join us in the sushi art renaissance and bring back reasons to “play” with your food while layering your vegetables. Make an edible kaleidoscope and linger to share and eat the results. This veggie sushi travels well, though it’s best eaten within the first five hours since the rice may dry out and harden.
  Cooked sushi rice 2 Cup (32 tbs), cooled
  Carrots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), julienned into 1/8 inch thick match sticks
  Sugar snap sweet peas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lettuce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shredded
  Spinach 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), shredded
  Nori sheets 4
  Soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Dipping)

Cook rice and cool.

Place nori on a flat surface. Arrange approximately ½ c. rice and ½ c. vegetables on long edge of Nori. Use carrots, sugar snap peas, lettuce, spinach or any combination you’d like.

Gently roll nori, starting with the rice/veggie side.

Using a serrated knife, slice nori into 1-inch pieces. Slicing on a diagonal makes attractive pieces.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 613 Calories from Fat 11

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2%

Saturated Fat 0.29 g1.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 3656.9 mg152.4%

Total Carbohydrates 126 g41.8%

Dietary Fiber 11.3 g45.4%

Sugars 9.3 g

Protein 21 g42.1%

Vitamin A 337.2% Vitamin C 163.7%

Calcium 11.9% Iron 54.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Vegetarian Nori-wrapped Sushi (vegan) Recipe