Sushi - In the Land of the Rising Sun

Sushi  - In the Land of the Rising Sun

Today we went on a culinary journey to the land of the rising sun.

We wanted to make sushi for quite some time now.
And I must say that our first experiment was quite a hit and it was really delicious on top.

Sushi might be a matter of taste and probably not everyone might be so enthusiastic about it.
We think, it's a great and healthy food.

For us, only the vegetables version came into consideration.
But it's totally versatile.
You can combine a broad range of colorful veggies with the white sushi rice.
We love to experiment with the different types of fillings.

The ingredients such as nori sheets, sushi rice, wasabi and Tamari sauce can be bought in Asian stores.
You can find them in almost every major city.

In addition, you will need a bamboo mat for rolling.
And then you're good to go.


With a little practice it is really quickly made.
It's also a great party snack or small appetizer which you can prepare well in advance.

As you can see, I had another great help in the kitchen - our youngest son.
I guess soon he'll be the junior chef of the house.
Not a day passes without his help in the kitchen.


Oh, if you like it traditional, get some chopsticks ;).


And now it's your turn!
We love to see pictures of your creations!
Good luck and make it a happy day!

Vegan Sushi

Vegan Sushi
  • Author: go-healthy
  • Posted on: Sept. 7, 2015
  • Category: Main dish
  • Type: Vegan
  • Preparation time: 0:45:00
  • Servings: 4


  • 200g sushi rice
  • Nori sheets
  • vinegar
  • salt
  • Wasabi
  • Tamari sauce or other soy sauce

  • for the filling

  • a choice of cucumber, bamboo shoots, chive, avocado slices, herbs, etc.


  1. Cook the sushi rice according to instructions.
  2. Pour some vinegar in the rice and season with salt. (There is a special Sushi vinegar which contains too much sugar - so we went for normal apple cider vinegar, which just works fine too)
  3. Meanwhile, cut the vegetables in small pieces.
  4. Arrange the sushi mat and cover with plastic wrap.
  5. Lay a nori sheet on top (with the smooth side down).
  6. Spread the rice on the nori sheet (use damp hands), leave some empty space at the top edge.
  7. Place the vegetables on the lower third of the rice.
  8. Dampen the upper free edge with water.
  9. Carefully roll up the bamboo mat with the nori sheet and squeeze a little. (It requires a little practice at the beginning)
  10. Use a sharp knife and cut the roll into pieces.
  11. Place the pieces on a plate.
  12. Serve with Tamari/Wasabi or other soy sauce.


Or how about an exotic version with dried fruit and ginger? Try out what you like the most!

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