Sushi is an amazing meal and also cheap to make. Depending on how many rolls you are making and how complicated you plan on making them, you can get in and out of the kitchen in 20 minutes with a beautiful plate full of sushi! And what more can one ask from life really?
One of my favorite things about making sushi is that anything goes (non-traditional sushi that is). You can use any rice you have on hand, any toppings, as long as you have some nori sheets you are good to go! You don’t even need to use rice if you don’t want to, you can make cauliflower rice if you prefer or want to keep it raw!
For this batch of sushi I used sushi rice, I like to use sticky rice because it tastes the most similar to what you would get in a restaurant but like I said feel free to use whatever rice you have, basmati, wild, brown- anything works! If you do use a different rice you can add a tsp of rice vinegar and sugar to increase the resemblance to restaurant sushi or just leave it as is.
The toppings I chose are my preferred sushi toppings and reflect what I usually make when I am craving sushi, I used a variety of avocado, sweet potato, and mango. I often add cucumber however I didn’t have any on hand. You can use any toppings you want, carrot, cabbage, zucchini- get creative!
I also whipped up a spicy mayo to add to my rolls, which was just vegan mayo, sriracha and pepper. I did about 4 tablespoons of mayo to a 1/4 tsp of sriracha and then pepper to taste. I also had soy sauce and pickled ginger on the side ford dips/toppings.
I do not use a sushi mat to roll my sushi rolls, if you have one or want to buy one go ahead I believe they are fairly inexpensive. However I don’t find it difficult to roll the sushi rolls without the mat, they hold together well and look just like store bought sushi- in my opinion. So buying or using a mat is fully up to you!
I love sushi because of how healthy it is while still being so satisfying. This batch took longer than normal due to the sweet potato, but normally I just do veggies and it only takes about 20 minutes, so even making up a few rolls of sushi in the morning for lunch to go isn’t a time consuming affair. In terms of money that you can save by making your sushi over buying it is insane! I believe each roll costs roughly 1-2 dollars to make compared to the 4.40/6.50 a roll depending on where you buy your sushi!
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