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Rainbow Veggie Sushi Rolls

35 min

Meal

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

35 min

Prep

15 min

Cook

20 min

Free from

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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
  • 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. Rinse the rice until it runs clear. Cook the rice according to the package instructions. When cooked, remove from the heat and keep covered with a lid for 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, and salt.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Lay the sweet potato planks on a baking tray and roast in the oven until cooked through, about 20 minutes, flipping halfway. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into thin strips.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Use a sharp knife** to cut the rolls into bite-sized pieces. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * 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.

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Plate method

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Grains & Starches 55%

uncooked Japanese short-grain rice

medium sweet potato

Proteins 0%
Fruits & Veggies 45%

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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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 :)