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Rainbow Veggie Sushi Rolls

55 min

Main

Appetizer

10 ingredients or less

Load these rolls up with lots of vibrant veggies: crisp red pepper, cool cucumber, velvety avocado, and sweet mango. It's a versatile recipe, so feel free to swap out ingredients for veggies you've got in the fridge. Dunk the rolls into a bit of delicious soy sauce, and enjoy!

Servings

(2 rolls per serving)

Total

55 min

Prep

30 min

Cook

25 min

Free from

Soy symbol

soy

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peanut

Treenut symbol

tree nut

Sesame symbol

sesame

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gluten

Ingredients

Seasoned rice

  • 1½ cups (300 g)
    uncooked Japanese short-grain rice, rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL)
    rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 g)
    granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp
    salt

Fillings

  • 1
    medium sweet potato, peeled, cut into ½ cm planks
  • 6
    nori seaweed sheets
  • 1
    avocado, sliced
  • 1
    mango, sliced
  • ½
    cucumber, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 1
    red bell pepper, thinly sliced

Serves well with

Directions

  1. Line a baking tray and preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)*.
  2. Cook the rice according to the package instructions. When cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered with a lid for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl.
  4. Lay the sweet potato planks on the baking tray and roast for 20 minutes, or until cooked through, flipping halfway. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into thin strips.
  5. Transfer the cooked rice to a large shallow bowl. Pour over the sugar-vinegar mixture and gently mix it in while the rice is still warm. Then let the rice cool to room temperature.
  6. Meanwhile, prep the veggies and mango, including cutting the cooked sweet potatoes into strips.
  7. Spoon some cooled rice on the rough side of a nori sheet and spread it out**. You should still be able to see some of the seaweed below the rice. Leave about 1 inch (2 cm) of space at the top of your sheet uncovered.
  8. Place some veggies and mango strips in a line, about 1 cm above the bottom of your roll. Then roll it up! Wet the seaweed at the top of the roll with some water to help it secure the roll shut.
  9. Use a sharp knife to cut the rolls into bite-sized pieces***. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * We used top and bottom heating (not fan-assisted/convection).
  • ** Wet your fingers or spoon with some water to prevent it from sticking.
  • *** Lightly coat your knife with water or oil to prevent it from sticking to the rice.

Storage

  • The prepared rolls are best enjoyed right away, but they can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a day. Leave in a complete roll and cut when ready to eat. This prevents the rolls from drying out.
  • If you have already cut your rolls: line an airtight container with a piece of moist paper towel, or a small, thin tea towel. Place your pieces on top, and wrap the cloth edges over the rolls. The moisture from the liner will keep your cut pieces chewy for at least a day.

Let us know what you think

Plate method

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Grains & Starches 54%

uncooked Japanese short-grain rice

medium sweet potato

Proteins 0%
Fruits & Veggies 46%

nori seaweed sheet

avocado

mango

cucumber

red bell pepper

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

avocado

Nutrition info

We believe that focusing on numbers can harm our relationship with food. Instead, our philosophy is to Nourish the Cells & the Soul. If you require specific nutrition information due to a medical condition, please consult with a dietitian or physician. The nutritional information provided is composed with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the correctness of the displayed values, see also our disclaimer.

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Grace - March 10, 2024, 2:43 a.m.

Have been making this one for years. Absolutely delish!


Chrissi - Feb. 16, 2024, 3:18 p.m.

I made sushi for the very first time with this recipe and it was a breeze.


Kerrin - Jan. 15, 2024, 5:49 p.m.

I always thought Sushi would be complicated to make, turns out that's absolutely not true! Love the easy-to-follow instructions.

PUL Team - Jan. 15, 2024, 7:31 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy that the sushi was easy to make and enjoyed, Kerrin 🤗


Tamara - Dec. 17, 2023, 6:12 p.m.

The taste is divine, absolutely loving that, but what kind of magic is necessary to make this within 35 minutes? The time for the rice to be washed, cooked and cooled, is more than 35 minutes. I generally find your recipes slightly tight timing wise, but this took three times longer than stated, and I wasn't dawdling.
The recipe was easy to follow though, and it's a great combination of flavours. So would make it again, but with about three times as much time to spare :)

PUL Team - Dec. 18, 2023, 7:44 a.m.

Hey there, Tamara, thanks for taking the time to share the feedback. You're absolutely right, this is an older recipe, so we've updated some of the steps to help streamline the process, and we also adjusted the total time accordingly. Many thanks for helping us improve what we do! So glad the recipe was enjoyed 😊


Lukáš Král - Nov. 29, 2023, 10:31 p.m.

Delicious. Can end up taking quite a lot of time but certainly worth it. Decided to fry half of them in tempura for extra variety and some chilli vegan mayo on top.

PUL Team - Nov. 30, 2023, 1:04 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with the rainbow veggie rolls, Lukáš 😃


Nikos - Nov. 5, 2023, 3:44 p.m.

Good recipe. We all enjoyed it! Would be 5 stars if there was like a "sauce" (maybe some kind of mayo) in it.


Jessica Davison - Aug. 14, 2023, 2:26 p.m.

These were so good and actually easier to make than I thought it would be!


Leslie Reed - Aug. 5, 2023, 5:39 a.m.

Wonderful!


Laura - July 30, 2023, 7:59 p.m.

Delicious!


Margaret - July 18, 2023, 1:58 a.m.

I have been making these for workday lunch everyday, and I pre-roast the sweet potatoes and roll it fresh every morning. I look forward to it every day!


Ksu - July 13, 2023, 4:33 p.m.

Really delicious, easy to make, and customisable! The only veggie sushi options around me always just make it with bell pepper (which I don’t like in sushi) so I just took it out from this recipe and was still left with a lot of nice fillings :)

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 10:29 p.m.

So happy to hear, Ksu, thank you 😃✨


kentrel - May 24, 2023, 2:44 p.m.

yum


Bec - March 3, 2023, 3:29 p.m.


seri - Feb. 14, 2023, 7:52 a.m.

It will be helpful to list directions on how to make the rice (electric pressure cooker and a pot) and what rice can be used or is best to use.

PUL Team - Feb. 14, 2023, 8:10 a.m.

Hey Seri, we suggest using Japanese short-grain rice as written in the ingredients list because it's stickier, which works well for sushi. We'll note down the feedback to include directions for cooking the rice. In the meantime, we suggest cooking the rice according to the package instructions for best results 🙂


lei - Feb. 2, 2023, 10:04 a.m.

dontknow what the 0.67 neans

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2023, 3:20 a.m.

Hey Lei, so sorry about the confusion with the recipe. We'd love to help! Where do you see the "0.67" ? You can also email us at [email protected] for more support 🤗

Amy - March 11, 2023, 2:50 p.m.

If you change the servings to “2” then the veggies call for 0.67 mango, etc.

PUL Team - March 11, 2023, 3:39 p.m.

Ah, yes - when using the scaling feature, it's possible to get partial units since the numbers change proportionally. Thanks, Amy 🙂


Hubert - Oct. 7, 2022, 7:27 p.m.

Easy, quick and really tasty. I'm going to make at least twice a month :-)


Erica - June 9, 2022, 8:39 p.m.

I've always been kind of intimidated to make sushi rolls but it was a lot easier than I expected! The bamboo roller definitely helped. I love that sushi is so versatile - you can fill them with whatever you want :)

PUL Team - June 10, 2022, 11:55 p.m.

Hey Erica! It can totally be intimidating but we're so thrilled it was easier than anticipated and enjoyed 😃


Robbie - Feb. 26, 2022, 7:54 p.m.

Delicious! We made these yummy Rainbow Veggies Rolls last night, and they were a BIG hit with my kids (I loved them too). Sushi is big in our house, and I'm pretty sure Rainbow-style veggie will be on the menu from now on :).

PUL Team - Feb. 26, 2022, 9:29 p.m.

So lovely to hear, Robbie, thank you! We're glad the rolls were enjoyed by everyone 😊


Alica - Sept. 1, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

I'm half Japanese turning vegan and I discovered that there is an ancient and traditional way to make vegan sushi with flavoured konjac blocks. That's what monks have been eating for centuries to enjoy "sashimi" and "sushi" without killing animals :)
I am slowly discovering bits of vegan aspects in the Japanese culture thanks to buddhist cooking, and thankfully can have more to eat than simple beans or seaweeds!

PUL Team - Sept. 2, 2021, 3:37 a.m.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Alica, it's so appreciated! All the best with your vegan journey 🌻


Jessica Rietveld - Aug. 1, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

Ever since I made these last year with my kids they have been asking for them regularly. Sometimes they forget about them for a month or so, but especially in the Summertime these are in popular demand in our household. Last Friday I made them again when some friends came over for dinner and no one missed any sort of animal protein whatsoever. They taste supergood, look amazing and are a lot of fun to make, either by yourself or with kids!

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 5:54 a.m.

Oh, Jessica, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this one! Love the idea to make it with little ones☺️


Charlotte - July 29, 2021, 9:48 p.m.

This recipe was my introduction to sushi making and the more times I come back to it, the better I get at rolling and more fun I have doing it! 🙌🏻❤ I used the PUL sushi rice recipe which really helped so thank you for that too! I think these veggie rolls are so good especially with toasted sesame seeds and soy sauce. I used to be intimidated at the thought of making my own sushi but no more!

PUL Team - July 29, 2021, 11:26 p.m.

Aw this is so incredible to hear, Charlotte, we're so thrilled you're enjoying this one! 💚


Chelsea - July 8, 2021, 7:12 p.m.

As a huge fan of sushi, I thought I would miss the fish in these rolls. But these are so delicious and fresh and a great with wasabi and soy sauce! Also super fun to make and assemble, I always overestimate the amount of veggies I need because a few ingredients for a lot of rolls!

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 3:36 p.m.

Thank you for the lovely review, Chelsea! We're so glad you're enjoying the veggie rolls :)