Nori Rolls (vegetarian sushi)
Recipe Type: Main
Author: Healthy Recipes
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour 5 mins
Serves: 3
Delicious Vegetarian Sushi
  • 4 sheets nori, pretoasted (oriental or natural food market)
  • 1 T. umeboshi plum paste
  • 1 T. rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed
  • 1 slice ginger, smashed or grated
  • 1.5 T soy sauce
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 4 scallions
  • 4 c. cooked brown sushi rice or quinoa
  • 1 T. oil
  1. Prepare ingredients: Heat oil in small skillet (about 20 cm diameter) on med. high.
  2. Slice carrots *lengthwise* into pieces about 0.5 cm diameter.
  3.  Saute carrots, garlic, and ginger until carrots are just slightly cooked, about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from pan.
  5. Stir together eggs and soy sauce.
  6. Add to pan, and cook until eggs are set.
  7. Do not disturb eggs while cooking, except to turn once.
  8. You should end up with an¬†‚Äúomelette‚ÄĚ, fairly dry.
  9. When eggs are set and moderately firm, remove from pan.
  10. Cut into strips about 0.5 cm wide.
  11. Mix vinegar and plum paste into cooked, cooled rice.
  12. Assemble nori rolls:
  13. Lay out a sheet of nori with the ‚Äúrough‚ÄĚ side¬†toward you.
  14. Spread 1/4 of the rice across nori, leaving about 2 cm space on the far end and 1 cm space on the close end.
  15. Go all the way to the sides.
  16. Make an indentation in the rice about 2 cm from the close end.
  17. Lay 1/4 of the other ingredients in the indentation: carrots, eggs, and 1 scallion.
  18. Now roll up, beginning by folding over the 1 cm flap of nori closest to you, then rolling up from the folded edge.
  19. You want the roll to be nice and firm, so try to keep it tight as you go. To seal, run a slightly wet finger over the edge where the seam is.
  20. Place seam-side down.
  21. Slice crosswise into pieces 4-8 cm long (your preference).
  22. The orange carrot, yellow egg, and green scallion make a lovely center against the white (or brown) rice.
  23. Serve with soy and pickled ginger.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 210 Saturated fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 15 Sugar: 3 Fiber: 0 Protein: 3 Cholesterol: 0