Real talk - can sushi be vegan? My dad is a firm believer in sushi's inability to be made vegan...
I've tried convincing him, but my attempts haven't worked, so let's look at the definition. Merriam Webster says sushi is "a Japanese dish of cold cooked rice shaped in small cakes and topped or wrapped with other ingredients (such as raw fish)".
BAM! Sounds pretty vegan friendly to me, how about you? Sorry, Dad, but I think (with the help of Mrs. Webster) I've proven you wrong this time.
Now, want to come make some sushi with me? :)
Makes about 3-4 rolls
2 cups sticky rice
1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
1 sweet potato, sliced into fry shapes
3-4 nori seaweed wraps
Optional: cilantro, Sriracha, sweet chili sauce, tamari or soy sauce
Bamboo rolling sheet
- Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay the sweet potatoes in a uniform layer and bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Cook the sticky rice according to package directions. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl, and cool.
- Assemble! Lay a nori sheet on the bamboo rolling sheet, scoop sticky rice onto the nori and spread into an even layer. It will be sticky, so be patient and do your best. Lay the veggies in a horizontal line parallel to the edge of the nori sheet, pressing them together as you roll the nori sheet over the vegetables, making your sushi roll.
- Repeat until all the rice is used up, and serve with optional toppings and sauces.