Vegetarian sushi recipe for beginners

The problem with sushi is that it’s often very expensive to buy ready prepared, so there are cost savings from making your own sushi rolls. Making a vegetarian sushi recipe is quick and easy as long as you know what steps to follow. By following this guide you will be able to roll sushi and then enjoy a delicious dish.


Although sushi’s quite basic finger food, there are quite a few ingredients needed to make a vegetarian sushi recipe into a successful meal. You can get all of the ingredients from your local supermarket but make sure that you only use fresh produce.

Ingredients list

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1/4 cup of rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 package of roasted seaweed sheets
  • 2 whole carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 block of cream cheese
  • 1 bottle of soy sauce
  • 1 packet of wasabi

Prepare the rice

Sushi rice is often called “sticky rice” because it’s clumped together. To get this right, you’ll need to follow these instructions. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in the pan and then add the 2 cups of rice. Boil on a low heat and stir. When all the water’s been absorbed, remove the rice from the pan. Then transfer it to a large bowl and place it into the fridge to cool down.

Prepare the filling

This is the bit that you can make changes to over time, but for now we recommend that you stick to the following ingredients. The first step involves cleaning and peeling the carrots and the cucumber. Slice them into long narrow strips. Remove the skin from your avocado, take out the pit and then slice this in the same way as the other ingredients. The final filling is the cream cheese. If you’ve bought this as a block, you can also cut that into strips.

Roll your sushi

The final part before you get to taste the food involves rolling the sushi. Put your seaweed sheets onto the sushi roller with the shiny side down. Spread the rice evenly across the sheet but leave a 1 inch tab without any rice. Put your carrot, cucumber, avocado and cream cheese onto the rice. To roll successfully, you’ll have to dab the exposed part of the seaweed with a damp finger. Apply firm and even pressure during the rolling process to make sure it rolls smoothly. Keep rolling until the seaweed tab sticks to itself using the exposed 1 inch tab.


Although sushi is known for the use of raw meat in its recipes, it’s just as delicious when made without meat or fish. A vegetarian sushi recipe can be just as varied as one for meat-eaters so once you’ve mastered this one, experiment for yourself with other ingredients that take your fancy.

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