Looking for a great evening that won’t break the bank? Call your friends over to make vegetarian sushi. It’s easy to make and more fun when you “roll” with friends. Pair your sushi with some soothing herbal tea or perhaps some warm saki or your favorite beverage, and you and your friends will have yourself a night of bliss.
Here are some great tips for making easy vegetarian sushi.
I know this recipe looks long, but it really doesn’t contain that many ingredients, nor is it all that difficult. Sushi recipes just require a bit of instruction for newbies before they, too, can be rolling up a storm.
The great thing about making sushi at home is that it’s easy. It really is—I promise. I know it seems intimidating, but all you have to do is prep your rice and veggies in advance, then start rolling! You can even skip the bamboo mat-which I did in this recipe—and still achieve a tight, well-sealed roll.
And the fun thing about making sushi at home is that you can try any filling you like. The tofu-shiitake-carrot-avocado blend below was used in only a couple of my rolls. I also opted for a teriyaki-eggplant filling, which only required a few minutes in a sauté pan before it was ready to go.
For the Rice:
2 cups water
1 cup sushi or short grain white rice
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
For the Filling:
1/2 block firm tofu, thinly sliced into strips
3 medium shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
Oil for frying
1 carrot, julienned
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
5 sheets nori
Prepared wasabi paste
Makes 5 rolls
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