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by Elixir Staff

Sushi is a fun way to spice up your mealtimes, and it’s simpler to make than you’d think. It’s so simple that you can make these vegetarian nori rolls with kids—it’s an easy way to sneak healthy vegetables into their diet. We’ve added marinated tofu for a protein boost to balance the light rice and raw vegetables. Nori seaweed forms the nutritious shell of these tasty sushi rolls. Seaweed contains health benefits such as high protein and mineral content, natural iodine, and more vitamin C than oranges. Nori sushi is a complete meal in a single roll. Have fun with these sushi rolls: serve at a party or as a light meal alternative. Experiment with your own ingredients, and please let us know your favorite vegetarian sushi fillings in the comments below.

A great way to add variety at mealtimes—our nori sushi rolls are fun to make and taste delicious! (tweet this)

Vegetarian Sushi Rolls Recipe
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6 sushi rolls 60 minutes
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20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 sushi rolls 60 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Vegetarian Sushi Rolls Recipe
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Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
6 sushi rolls 60 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 sushi rolls 60 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 package Nori Seaweed Sheets
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups sushi rice (short-grain white rice)
  • cups water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • pickled ginger
Ingredients for Marinated Tofu:
  • 8 ounces extra-firm tofu pressed and cut into half-inch strips
  • ½ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 4 teaspoons honey
Servings: sushi rolls
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Instructions
  1. Start by prepping the rice first, so you can prep everything else while it’s cooking.
  2. Rinse the rice in a strainer until water runs clear.
  3. In a small pot, bring rice and water to a boil. Let simmer for 20 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. You can use a rice cooker if you have one.
  4. Once the rice has cooled a bit, mix in a bowl with 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar. Set aside.
  5. While the rice cooks, prep vegetables by washing and peeling the carrot and cucumber. Julienne into uniform strips.
  6. Next, prep the avocado by cutting in half, and slicing into strips while still in the skin (for easier cutting). Set all the veggies aside for assembly.
Directions for Marinated Tofu
  1. Mince or press 2 cloves of garlic.
  2. In a tall-sided pan, mix the tamari, garlic, and honey together.
  3. Next, drain and press the tofu well and cut into strips. Place the tofu in the marinade, and let it sit for at least 30 minutes or more. Set aside for assembly.
Directions for Sushi Assembly
  1. Lay a nori sheet on a flat surface (or on a bamboo sushi mat, if you have one: a bamboo mat will make for tighter rolls, but isn’t necessary).
  2. For easier rolling, have a small bowl of water nearby to dip your hands into.
  3. With wet hands, place the rice evenly onto the nori sheet, leaving a 1-inch strip bare at one end.
  4. Spread a little bit of the marinade over the rice for more flavoring. You can use whatever spread or flavoring you like (tamari, mayonnaise, salad dressing, or your own concoction).
  5. Lay two slices of tofu end to end across the rice about 2 inches from the bottom of the sheet. Next, lay the strips of carrot, avocado, and cucumber across the tofu; add the pickled ginger and any other desired herbs.
  6. Roll the sheet onto itself by rolling away from you. Try to make it nice and tight!
  7. Slice the rolls into 1-inch rounds.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Special thanks to Dr. Carrie Demers, Medical Director of PureRejuv Wellness Center for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Sushi Rolls Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 1035mg 43%
Potassium 256mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 58%
Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 7%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Featured image by Lisa Hartjen
Video by Lisa Hartjen