Brown Rice Veggie Rolls
So here’s the thing…I love Sushi. And not only because I think I’m rather cool holding chop sticks (skills I’ve acquired) but because it’s super tasty and if made right, good for you. When I made this it was my first time having a hand at rolling sushi. I was proud of myself, Whoop Whoop!
You can choose any veggies you’d like to stuff them with but I just stood with the classic carrots, avocado and zucchini. Instead of using wasabi or regular soy sauce, I used Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, Tahini and Spicy Dijon Mustard.
I actually googled “how to roll sushi” just to get a visual of how I should be rolling them. Once you get the hang of it you will not want t stop!
2 c short grain brown rice
3 1/2 c water
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 c carrots, cut lengthwise
1 zucchini, cut lengthwise
1-2 avocados, sliced
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp Bragg’s liquid aminos
1 tbsp tahini
- Prepare short grained brown rice. For me it measures out to be 2 cups of rice to 3 1/2 cups of water. Cooks for about 30 minutes, until the water gets absorbed and the rice is nice and fluffy.
- Once cooked transfer into large bowl.
- In a small saucepan add in the following: rice vinegar, salt, sugar and let it get warm about 1 minute. Pour over the rice and let it cool to room temperature.
How to prepare rolls
- On a flat surface or cutting board place bamboo rolling mat down. Line with plastic wrap (this aids in rolling).
- Place Nori Sheet down and spread rice on it evenly, wetting your fingertips as you go, leaving about an inch out of the side and bottom.
- At the very top, line rice with sliced veggies. Don’t put too much as that will make rolling harder and it won’t come out neat.
- Start rolling holding out the plastic wrap and maneuvering the bamboo with your other. I had my husband help me with this the first time. 2 sets of hands are always welcome for first time rollers.
- Once you have rolled your sushi, cut 1 inch thick pieces cleaning the knife in between slicing.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauces or use the ones I suggested above. Enjoy!
Jenn’s Note***Once you get the hang of rolling, it’s pretty easy breezy. However if rolling isn’t your thang, don’t worry, it’s still edible.