Vegan Sushi - Simple & Easy
Updated: Aug 31, 2020
Vegan Sushi is one of the easiest, healthy meals to prepare. All you need is some quality Nori, cooked rice (any rice will do), and whatever other fillings you desire. There is no one size fits all; simply choose your favorite vegetables +/- fruits and add some plant-based protein such as baked tofu if you like and you're in for a delicious treat. Additionally, the Nori sheets provide a natural source of iodine, a nutrient absolutely essential for thyroid function.
We really like making sushi rolls with leftover rice and any veggies in the fridge that need to be used immediately. It's a great way to use up leftovers.
If you're looking for some inspiration, here's our favorite easy sushi recipe:
Cooked Sushi rice (or any rice on hand)
Rice wine vinegar ~ 2 tbsp will season enough rice for 2 sushi rolls
Cucumber - julienned**
Mango - thinly sliced
Avocado - thinly sliced
Baked tofu - roughly sliced
Carrots - julienned
Purple cabbage - thinly sliced
Toasted sesame seeds
*You may omit any of the additional fillings listed and add others as you please.
**You may also simply thinly or roughly slice up all your sushi fillings.
This is YOUR sushi order, so go nuts!
Add vinegar and sugar to the rice and gently mix.
Lay the Nori sheet rough side up and lay a thin layer of rice down, leaving about a half of an inch of space along the furthest horizontal side of the sheet.
Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds over the rice layer.
Add a thin line of each of the vegetables and other fillings in a pile horizontally along the lower third of the wrap.
With some water, use your fingers to wet the half an inch space of the Nori sheet that was left bare.
No sushi roller needed, starting with the end of the Nori sheet closest to you, simply begin to tightly roll up the sushi away from you.
Using a wet knife to make it easier, slice the sushi into smaller rolls, and enjoy with some pickled ginger, wasabi, and optional - soy sauce or Tamari or liquid Aminos.
Have you made this sushi? What did you think of it?