Yes! You CAN make sushi at home. This easy vegan and vegetarian friendly recipe features avocado, carrot, cucumber and red cabbage.
Expert produce selector. Any of those around??
Well, it’s not me.
Remember how I waste time trying to make a decision? The same’s true in the grocery store.
It’s absurd how much time I spend staring at bananas to find some that fit this criteria:
- They have to last the week.
- They can’t be too green.
- They can’t be too ripe.
I’m sure no one cares, but if they did, they’d be like, “What’s wrong with this girl? Just go ahead and pick a bunch already!!”
One thing that I surprisingly don’t have trouble selecting is avocados. I simply check the stem and voila! 90 percent of the time I have a winner!
(except that one time I sliced one open that wasn’t quite ripe enough. It felt like it was ready, but when I sliced into it, it was too hard! Surprisingly, I was able to mash it. It took 10 minutes, but I still made suitable guac. You couldn’t even tell the avocado wasn’t quite perfect!)
When I select a perfect avo, I love to use it to make guac and sushi.
Below are some tips for making sushi at home. If TEB can make sushi, you can too!!
*** I highly recommend using wooden utensils and plastic bowls, since the rice can be really sticky and hard to work with.
- To start, make sure your rice is rinsed thoroughly – at least 10 minutes! Then transfer to pot and cook normally (see recipe for full details!) Transfer cooked rice to plastic bowl and fold in vinegar mixture – continue to fan and stir at least two hours, or until rice has cooled to room temperature.
- Once cooled, place nori shiny side down on mat. Then scoop 1/3rd of rice on top. Wet hands before spreading rice. When it gets too sticky, use wooden spoon/spatula to spread. Leave a surrounding border without rice.
- On one side, line up your veggies.
- Fold the mat up to begin rolling. Fold over once. Let go of mat and use hands to roll rest of way. When rolled entirely, bring mat back up and squeeze roll and secure it.
- Trim ends, if desired, and then cut into 6 even slices.
Although I’m usually a sandwich girl for lunch, I’m sure this would make a great weekday lunch.
& thanks to PlanetBox I would have a great way to pack this Veggie Sushi. I was contacted by the company to review one of their lunch boxes. I selected the Rover version. I love all the compartments and the ability to create a unique lunch.
In my box, I was able to fit:
• 2/3rds of a Veggie Sushi roll
• Small Spinach Salad
• Beaming Baker’s Sesame Almonds!!
• Dark Chocolate Chips!!
• Soy Sauce
• & most importantly – a large stack of Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies with Sea Salt (recipe coming soon – I think 😉 !!! )
Although I haven’t had a chance to try it in real life, I really like the idea behind the box. I never have a lunch with this much variety. I’m sure if I had this lunch, I would be full and satisfied until dinner – and possibly have fewer cravings!!
Do you pack your weekday lunches?