Easy Vegetarian Sushi Recipe

I have been addicted to making sushi at home since reading a recipe in the Forks Over Knives magazine. It is such a fun meal to make at home and makes for a great dinner. It’s also easy to bring in as a work lunch.

This easy vegetarian sushi recipe is made with Sushi rice, carrots, avocado, and cucumber

vegetarian sushi recipe ingredients


  • 3/4 cup Sushi rice or brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1.5 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Nori sheets
  • Any sushi

In this recipe I used carrots, avocado and cucumber. You can also use zucchini, sprouts, asparagus, eggplant, tofu; if you are not a vegetarian, you can add salmon, shrimp, etc. There are lots of possibilities!

Easy Vegetarian Sushi Recipe

1) To cook rice, bring rice to boil in 1.5 cups water, then turn down stove top to low and simmer for 35-45 minutes (until cooked).

2) Dip finger tips in water to keep rice from sticking and spread 3/4 cup cooked rice onto Nori sheet in a very thin later, leaving 1 inch border on top and bottom of sheet.

3) Arrange fillings lengthwise over rice.

4) Roll Nori sheet over fillings, tucking the fillings in so they do not get pushed up to the top of the sheet.  (Placing a sushi mat under the Nori sheet and using it to roll can help keep the sushi roll tighter.)

5) Dip fingers in water again and run them along the seem of the roll to seal the Nori sheet.

6) Run a sharp knife under water and cut the roll into 6-8 pieces.

7) Serve with Tamari soy sauce or other sauce of choice. If you are trying to avoid soy, coconut aminos is a great alternative and has less sodium.

vegetarian sushi recipe

And that’s it! Enjoy! What do you like to to have in your sushi (vegetarian or otherwise)?

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