Article Published on Apr 05, 2016
As delicious as a veggie roll is, sometimes a little more in the middle is nice when you’re reaching for the sushi. Make your vegan sushi fabulously filling!
A veggie sushi roll is one of those light refreshing meals that is satisfying to the tastebuds. But sometimes you just want more in the middle . . . something a little more filling to your middle! Made with either chickpeas or tofu, these veggie rolls will fill your middle with delight.
Benefits of Nori
Nori has been considered a perfect food for over 2,000 years. It contains nearly all the mineral elements that are used in our bodies. It also has one of the highest sources of plant-based calcium and contains more vitamin C than oranges. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties and cancer preventative properties. Nori has been proven to help several parts of our bodies: skin, immune system, memory, eyesight, improving thyroid function, lowering blood pressure, and aiding in digestion.
Benefits of Wasabi
For years, wasabi was used more for its medicinal properties than as a food. Studies have shown that it is a natural sanitizer with the ability to fight E. coli, staph, and various strains of bacteria, yeast, and mold. It has anti-inflammatory properties that help the joints and muscles as well as numerous antioxidants that help boost the immune system and reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. It's also a natural detoxifier that helps the liver function and boosts digestion.
Benefits of Ginger
Ginger is one of the healthiest spices on the planet. It aids in digestion, can help prevent stomach ulcers, and has been known to greatly reduce nausea and vomiting. Ginger increases circulation, reduces inflammation as well as exercise-induced pain. Ginger is also useful in fighting infections by inhibiting the growth of several types of bacteria including rhinovirus, which can cause the common cold. It has also been found to enhance brain function.
- 1 package nori
- 5 tablespoons wasabi
- 2 tablespoons diced fresh ginger
- 1 cucumber
- 1 carrot
- 2 red/yellow peppers
- 1 avocado
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 ½ cups chickpeas OR 1 block firm tofu (or both)
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 ½ cups water
- 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1. Prepare brown rice according to package directions using 1/4 cup extra water.
2. Stir rice wine vinegar into rice
3. Remove rice from heat and allow to cool (You can place on a plate in the freezer to expedite this)
4. Peel carrots and remove ends, cut in half
5. Use the peeler to shave carrots or slice very thin
6. Slice cucumber, peppers, and avocado as thin as possible
7. Prepare tofu or chickpeas according to instructions below:
8. Lay nori on bamboo mat
9. Press rice along bottom third of nori
10. Lay other ingredients over
11. Roll sushi
a. Mash or food process chickpeas
b. Add 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon wasabi, 2 tablespoons ginger and 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
c. Mix around
a. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil on skillet
b. Mash 1 package tofu over it
c. Cook over high heat
d. When all the water is absorbed add 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon wasabi, and 2 tablespoons ginger.
e. Mix around
f. Lay on ceramic plate to cool (place in freezer for a few minutes to expedite)
Enjoy with liquid aminos and wasabi!
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