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Make Your Own Vegetarian Sushi

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Make Your Own Vegetarian Sushi

A few weeks ago my boyfriend Sam and I made our own sushi using the Spicy Tempeh Nori Roll recipe from Veganomicon (which was delicious!). I realized it would be easy to make up your own sushi roll recipe if you just remember a few simple tools and tricks.

Sushi-making necessities:

- A bamboo rolling mat. This will help you immensely. I got mine for about $2.00 at my local Asian market, but you can also find them online (see link).

- Sushi Rice. This is not regular ol’ rice, but specifically for sushi and is much stickier.

- Nori sheets. This is the seaweed you will be rolling your sushi filling in.

- Rice vinegar

- Sugar

- Solution of 1/3 cup water and 1 tablespoon rice vinegar in a small bowl.

- Desired sushi filling.

First, prepare the sushi rice by cooking 1 cup rice in 1 1/4 cups water for about 20 minutes. Then place the rice in a large plastic or glass bowl, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons rice vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar, mix, and cover with plastic wrap. Let it cool until just slightly warmer than room temperature, about 10 minutes.

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Kayla Coleman

Kayla Coleman is a Campaigns Associate at Care2, as well as an artist, writer, and animal activist. When she's not running or baking vegan cookies, she's usually reading about health and nutrition, animals, or the environment. Her motto is, "if not now, when?"

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2:58AM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

Thank you :)

3:48PM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Ohhh soooo yummmy.

3:28PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

food idea!

5:46PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

thanks

3:46PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

Sushi Food of the gods...So good, I could eat sushi daily!

11:53AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

yum

9:38AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

ty

5:22AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

Thanks.

12:30AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

Thanx.

3:42PM PDT on Aug 12, 2012

Mmm I love (vegetarian) sushi!
There's something about the texture of nori mixing with the sticky rice and wasabi that tastes amazing :P

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