Easy Homemade Sushi Bowl

In the past I have tried to make veggie sushi rolls at home and been very disappointed.  My boyfriend will be the first to tell you that it’s because I have terrible knives.  I could go out and buy new knives so that the sushi roll doesn’t just squish when I try to cut it.  OR I could leave the fancy stuff to ACTUAL sushi chefs and just throw all of the ingredients in a bowl.  Done and done.  Actually the inspiration came from this post on Veggie Wedgie, which I discovered through Pinterest.  I didn’t really follow the recipe, though, just stole the concept.

Here’s what I did:

I cooked 1 cup of short-grain brown rice in my rice cooker.  I then stirred together 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar and 1 teaspoon of agave nectar in a little bowl and then stirred that mixture into my rice and let it sit while I prepped the other ingredients.

For the toppings I used 1/4 cup frozen shelled edamame (cooked in the microwave), 1/4 cup chopped cucumber, 1/2 of a small carrot (chopped), and 1/2 of an avocado (chopped).  You could use absolutely any veggies your heart desires.  Then I made an optional spicy sauce by mixing 1 teaspoon Vegenaise and 1 teaspoon sri racha and drizzled that on top.  I served this with one packet of Trader Joe’s Wasabi Roasted Seaweed Snacks.  You could also just buy regular sheets of nori at the Asian market and cut them to whatever size you like.  You could crumble the nori on top of the bowl, but I like to scoop up the rice and veggies with the little nori sheets.  Serve with soy sauce.

  • 1 cup of short-grain brown rice: $0.22
  • 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar  :$0.08
  • 1 teaspoon of agave nectar: $0.08
  • 1/4 cup frozen shelled edamame: $0.33
  • 1/4 cup chopped cucumber: $0.17
  • 1/2 of a small carrot: $0.04
  • 1/2 of an avocado: $0.31
  • 1 teaspoon Vegenaise: $0.02
  • 1 teaspoon sri racha: $0.02
  • 1 packet of Trader Joe’s Wasabi Roasted Seaweed Snacks: $0.99
  • soy sauce: We’ll say $0.05

=$2.31 for one really good sushi meal!

I don’t claim that anything about this is authentic, but it is easy, versatile, nutritious, delicious, fun, and certainly cheaper than going out for sushi!


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