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Vegetarian Sushi

What you need: 

1 cup uncooked white rice
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoon salt
nori seaweed, as needed
soy sauce, to taste
wasabi, to taste

What you do: 

1. Cook the rice according to package directions. Mix vinegar, vegan sugar and salt in separate bowl.
2. Mix vinegar mixture into the cooked rice.
3. Wrap the rice with the nori. Mix soy sauce and wasabi, and use as dipping sauce.
You can also wrap up vegetables with the rice. Avocado, cooked asparagus, cucumber, thin carrot slices, and ginger taste good with this. These ingredients can all be found at an Asian food store.

Preparation Time: 
a few minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
2-3
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Once the rice is cooked, you need to put it in a big bowl where it will be easy for you to stir it thoroughly.  From there, put the rice vinegar in and stir for several minutes until you are sure it is absorbed and even throughout.  Leave it to cool for 15 minutes and come back to it and stir again.  Continue until the rice has cooled, and then wrap up the sushi.  This is the method I followed for sushi rice at an Asian vegetarian restaurant I used to work at, cooled rice is essential to it sticking properly.  You must also make sure to use a bit of rice starch on the seaweed to seal the roll properly.  Just take a fingerful of rice and smush it along the edge.

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I was so excited to try this recipe but I don't know what happened.  I guess it went all wrong!!  :(  Are you supposed to wait until the rice has cooled to add the rice vinegar etc..?  I added it right after it was cooked and it turned sloppy and was way too difficult to roll... Am I missing something?  I neeeeeeeed help!

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A combination of thinly-sliced cucmbers, carrots, and bell peppers is very good with sushi

I made it last night, and it was excellent

Also, you can use brown rice, which is healthier, but it doesn't stick as well...

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I always double roll these. As in, I roll it first like inside-out California rolls, and then roll an extra sheet of nori on the outside. I always thought it looked better, or maybe I just like nori...

I used carrot, daikon, and green bean. Mmm.

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Baypuppy: Thanks  ;) I'm gonna try and make this for a friend who's vegan  :)

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sisse: the post punk kitchen has instructions for making sushi. Here's a link: http://www.theppk.com/recipes/vegansushi.shtml

you'll need a sushi mat, but those are about a buck at your local asian foods store.

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Sounds really, really nice... But... How do you wrap the seaweed around the rice and veggies? Do you need special equiment to do that?  ??? Thanks!

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Can't wait to try this...I think I'm going to try some peppers and tofu...maybe a little carrot as well.

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