Project Description

Veggie Sushi Rolls

– Vegetarian – Gluten Free – Vegan –

Welcome to the Sushi Kitchen that doesn’t actually contain any sushi! Though I am no master sushi chef, I am confident that anyone can create a beautiful work of art with this recipe and impress everyone when they taste your mind-boggling veggie sushi rolls. The majority of this meal cooks itself and it is in the assembly where you will need your inner artist to emerge. Fun, hands-on, and tasty!

The Ingredients

Sushi Rice

1 Baked Sweet Potato

1 Ripe Avocado

1 Ripe Cucumber

Nori (Seaweed paper) OR Mamenori (Soybean paper)

Rice Vinegar

Salt

Sugar

Small Bowl of Cold Water

The Recipe

  1. Wash first, then pierce the sweet potato with a knife or fork several times
  2. Microwave the sweet potato for 5-7min (or Bake in oven for 45min @ 450 degrees)
  3. Transfer 1 and 1/2 cups of Rice into a medium pot
  4. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil
  5. Once water is boiled, cover with a lid, reduce heat to “low” and let simmer for 20min.
    1. Note: Do NOT lift the lid while simmering because the rice is still cooking
  6. While waiting, assemble the seasoning (just mix together in a separate bowl)
    1. 1 Tbsp. of Rice Vinegar
    2. 1 Tbsp. of Sugar
    3. 1 tsp. of Salt
  7. After 20 min, transfer rice to a large bowl to cool down for 10 min
  8. While waiting, slice up the avocado and cucumber into thin pieces
  9. Once rice is cool, slowly pour in the seasoning mixture and lightly stir into the rice
  10. Lay 1/2 sheet of Nori paper on top of a bamboo mat, wax paper, or saran wrap
  11. Wet hands in cold water
  12. Take a handful of rice and lay it flat onto the Nori
    1. Note: Leave about an inch of Nori paper exposed at the top to seal the roll
  13. Add one or two slices of sweet potato, cucumber, and avocado onto the rice (longways)
  14. Roll up from back-to-front while lightly compressing all of the ingredients inside
    1. IMPORTANT: Sprinkle a little bit of cold water on the exposed nori edge before closing to seal it
  15. Cut your sushi roll with a wet knife into bite-sized pieces and arrange on a plate
  16. Pat yourself on the back
  17. Devour the deliciousness

Complete The Meal

To complete the meal you will need to gather the rest of your major food groups. Here are some suggestions to include with your Veggie Sushi Rolls:

  • A side-salad of baby spinach leaves and lettuce with sliced carrots and cucumbers
    • Sprinkle crushed pecans or walnuts for a protein-boosted and a little crunch!
  • Fresh orange slices
  • Low-Sodium Soy sauce
  • A small bowl of tofu for added protein
  • A large glass of  some “High-Quality H20” (The Waterboy 1998)

NOTE: This meal can be created in numerous ways. This recipe is simply what worked well for me and I encourage you to experiment with different vegetables, flavors, and seasonings to make your favorite sushi dinner!

The Breakdown

FOOD Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sodium Sugar
Sushi Rice 340 37 g 7 g 6 g 18 mg 0 g
Sweet Potato 114 24 g 0 g 2 g 73 mg 6 g
Avocado 234 12 g 21 g 4 g 14 mg 1 g
Cucumber 42 10 g 0 g 2 g 6 mg 5 g
Nori Sheet 9 2 g 0 g 2 g 27 mg 0 g
Rice Vinegar 20 5 g 0 g 0 g 240 mg 5 g
TOTAL 759 93 g 28 g 16 g 378 mg 17 g

** All values in this chart are determined from real ingredients used in this particular recipe and are subject to vary slightly depending on different products and portion sizes.