How to: Vegan Sushi

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I’ve been making sushi for a long time, to the point where I think my rolling mat is falling apart. Its so simple to make but you have to get the rice just right. Use any fillings you like, I can give you a few suggestions but feel free to use your imagination.

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How To Make Vegan Sushi

This brief recipe serves 6.

Nutrition*

Calories: 420       Carbs: 76g      Fat: 4g      Protein 17g

*This is based on the fillings I used.

You will need:

  • A sushi rolling mat
  • A very sharp knife (careful!)
  • 6 Sheets of Nori
  • 500g Sushi Rice
  • 750ml Water
  • 2 Tbsp Sushi Seasoning (rice wine vinegar)
  • Fillings of your choice

Method:

  1. Rinse sushi rice in water and drain.
  2. Take a large pan and pour in 750ml of water, add rice and bring to the boil.
  3. Once the water reaches boiling point, reduce the temperature to a simmer and cover with a pan lid. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. When the rice is almost done it will look a little sloppy but that’s perfect. Take the pan off the heat and leave with the lid on for a further 10 minutes. After 10 minutes the rice should have absorbed any excess liquid giving a sticky texture.
  5. Transfer the rice to a tray or plate with a larger surface area, drizzle over your sushi seasoning and leave to cool.
  6. Once the rice is cool you can assemble your sushi. Take a sushi rolling mat and place a sheet of nori over the top. Spoon the sushi rice onto the nori and firmly pat down, don’t push the rice to the edge, leave a gap because that will make it easy to roll and will leave a little nori left to seal your sushi roll.
  7. When your rice is in place, place you fillings horizontally in one line about 1/3 down the sheet. Now you can roll, use your fingertips and thumb to roll the mat, squeezing the sushi into a roll as you go. To seal the roll use a little water and tap the edge of the nori with your fingertips.
  8. To cut the sushi take a sharp knife and run under water, this will help cut through the nori easily. Cut the sushi into 6/7 pieces and serve up with soy sauce or tamari.

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