I love Sushi – and by sushi, I mean veggie sushi. If making your own sushi at home seems intimidating, skip the sashimi, and give this veggie sushi a try! The combinations are endless, but I went with a mixture of roasted peppers, crisp purple cabbage, cucumber, and roasted sweet potato.
Big thanks to Melissa’s Produce for providing me with the nori sheets, and produce for today’s post!
I included approximate amounts of what I used to make my veggie sushi rolls. Customize these to your preferences. If you are like me, and aren’t a big fan of nori, Swiss Chard makes a great alternative.
- I started by preparing my rice. I used this recipe, but decided to use brown rice, and honestly, it doesn’t hold together very well for sushi. It still tastes delicious though!
- I roasted 6 whole, sweet baby peppers in a 425 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Simply cut off the tops and sliced them into thin strips.
- I cut a wedge from a small head of cabbage, and chopped it into long, thin slices.
- Slice 1-2 mini cucumber into long thin strips
- I sliced a leftover baked sweet potato into long thin slices, about the size of thin french fries. If you need to cook a sweet potato, you can roast it at 350 degrees for an hour, or microwave for 8-10 minutes – for either method, make sure you have poked some holes into the potato.
- I washed some large leaves of Swiss chard, and dried them on a paper towel.
Swiss Chard makes a great wrapper for sushi, and like nori sheets, you just tightly roll your sushi, and slice!
Put a couple tablespoons of rice on the bottom of your leaf, or wrapper. Spread into a thin layer, and add your toppings. Then all you do is roll, and slice. I used a silicone sushi mat, you might even be able to get away with just using parchment paper or a clean dish cloth to help you with wrapping.
Can you believe how easy it is to create delicious veggie sushi at home? What’s your favorite kind of sushi? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to tag me in your Instagram DIY sushi pics, @thesundayfundayblog. Thanks for reading!
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