Easily make homemade veggie sushi with your favorite veggies and can even add any protein you’d like! You don’t even need to own a rice maker or sushi mat!
Sushi is definitely a family favorite. When our kids were younger there was this hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant in town we loved. The only problem with taking our kids out for sushi was that they inhaled it. I seriously don’t even think they chewed. Six rolls gone in 5 minutes and they were begging for more. By the end of dinner, we’d pay our $$$ tab and usually leave hungry.
It ended up became our “date-night” place…then we could leave the kids at home with nana!
But the kids would still beg for sushi every now and then. I thought about making homemade veggie sushi but it seemed very intimidating!
I began looking up tutorials on youtube and was surprised to find out that making homemade veggie sushi wasn’t that difficult at all! The nice thing is that you can use whatever you want inside and it’s actually much cheaper too!
Every once in a while, we buy raw fish for the inside. The only problem is that you can only use “sashimi grade” fish, which is some of the freshest and best quality raw fish you can find. It’s not only difficult (many places sell previously frozen fish, which cannot be consumed raw) but it’s also very costly, usually running over $25 a pound!
You can always use cooked seafood, like steamed salmon, shrimp, or crab, which would be less expensive. Egg, tofu, or tempeh are good protein choices as well.
Usually, we just make it with a bunch of fresh veggies. These homemade veggie sushi rolls are so delicious, we honestly don’t even miss the raw fish. We make a bunch of rolls and everyone gets to choose what they put in their own.
We even learned some different ways to roll the sushi—There’s the traditional way, the inside out sushi (where the rice is on the outside) and the “dragon roll” technique, with sliced avocado decorating the top. Any way you roll them, they’re so delicious and kid-friendly too. My kids love when I make these. They think it’s a special treat and I’m happy that they’re getting in a bunch of fresh veggies…without complaining. That’s a win-win in my book!
These homemade veggie sushi rolls are delicious, veggie-rich, and pretty inexpensive to make. They’re also super easy to put together and since they don’t contain raw fish, pack well for lunches too. If you give these a try, please let me know how you like them by commenting below or tagging me in your photo and hashtagging #wifemamafoodie on Instagram so I can see your creations!
Also, if you like avocado in sushi, be sure to check out these Crunch Avocado Hand Rolls!Print