Why pay for pricy sushi out when you can make your own healthier, customized version at home?
These easy nori sushi burritos will transform all the random ingredients hanging around your fridge into a meal everyone’s excited about.
Whatever diet you follow, vegan, paleo, gluten free, this recipe has you covered! For a fun dinner party, set out all of the ingredients and let guests assemble their own.
The fillings listed below are just a suggestion, use whatever sounds good to you. Nori, a sea vegetable, provides a healthy boost of iron, protein, vitamin B12, and iodine, keeping you nourished and glowing.
Better Than Burritos! Nori Sushi Rolls
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 4 sheets of nori, cut diagonally in half
- One cup of your favorite cooked grain (try quinoa, amaranth, millet, whatever you like)
- Handful of sliced or crumbled tempeh or tofu (optional)
- Romaine lettuce leaves, cut in half
- One green apple, sliced into thin strips
- One avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced
- One cucumber, sliced thinly
- One scallion, sliced thinly
- Handful of micro-greens, sprouts, and/or pea shoots
- Basil, parsley, and or cilantro leaves
- Hemp seeds, sesame seeds, and/or chia seeds
- Sriracha mayo (two tablespoons Vegenaise mixed with half tablespoon sriracha and 1 teaspoon sesame oil)
- Tamari or Bragg’s amino acids
- Lime wedges
1. To assemble, just spread a bit of your cooked grain in the middle of the nori sheet, than layer on your other ingredients, and top with a dollop of the sriracha mayo.
2. Wrap up your sushi burrito, and seal the edges with a bit of water.
Note: If you’re struggling with the nori, keep your sheets whole, and just wrap it up like a regular sushi roll. You can slice it or eat it whole.
Recipe inspired by Alicia Silverstone’s The Kind Diet
Elizabeth is a graduate of Hamilton College and The French Culinary Institute, as well as an avid world traveler and dinner party hostess. She spends her time developing healthy and feel-good versions of classic culinary favorites. For more information and recipes, visit her website.