Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi

Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi a vegetarian variation of Sushi – a popular dish of Japanese cuisine. It is made by wrapping the vinegared rice, strips of avocado, spinach, carrot strips, marinated tofu strips tightly in the Nori sheet. It is cut into small pieces and served with dipping soya sauce and pickled ginger. It is enjoyed cold and and is perfect to be packed for a healthy lunch box. It can be a good appetiser for party or can be made and packed for the picnics or potluck. It is vegan and gluten free.

I had marinated tofu at home . For that I had used sesame oil, soy sauce, honey and chili sauce. Then I had pan fried the marinated tofu on a non stick pan till golden on both sides. Now a days you get easily flavored tofu in the store. You can use the Japanese flavored tofu.

I had shared the recipe of Avocado Sushi earlier on the blog.

Friends please do make the recipe and share your feedback with me.

Khao dilse, khilao dilse aur banao dilse..

Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
Print

Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi

Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi a vegetarian variation of Sushi – a popular dish of Japanese cuisine. It is made by wrapping the vinegared rice, strips of avocado, spinach, carrot strips, marinated tofu strips tightly in the Nori sheet. It is cut into small pieces and served with dipping soya sauce and pickled ginger. It is enjoyed cold and and is perfect to be packed for a healthy lunch box. It can be a good appetiser for party or can be made and packed for the picnics or potluck. It is vegan and gluten free.
Course Appetizer, brunch, dinner, Global, gluten free, lunch, lunchbox, Main Dish, one meal dish, vegan, vegetables
Cuisine Global, Japanese
Keyword avocado, babyspinach, black sesame seeds, brunch, carrot, dinner, kids, lightlunch, lunchbox, marinated tofu, nori sheet, partyfood, picnic, potluck, Sushi, sushi rice, tofu, vegetarian
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 40 pieces
Calories 50kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • non stick pan
  • Heavy bottom pot with lid
  • fork
  • big flat plate
  • spoon
  • bamboo mat
  • sharp knife
  • small bowl

Ingredients

Marinate and cook Tofu

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp chili sauce
  • 350 g tofu Use firm tofu, Sliced into 1×1 inch square, I could do around 16 slices.

Sushi (5 nori sheet roll . each roll cut into 8 equal pieces)

  • 1.5 cup sushi rice
  • 3 cup water
  • 6 tbsp sushi vinegar
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 carrot thinly strip
  • 40 baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

Marinate and cook Tofu

  • In a bowl take soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, chilli sauce. Mix well.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Add the sliced firm tofu.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Mix gently and well so that the the tofu is coated well with sauces. Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes. (For best flavors marinate overnight if possible).
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Heat a non stick pan on medium heat. Put the marinated tofu and cook till golden on both sides and the sauce is evaporated and coated well. Pour some marination tool The sauce will be evaporated and honey will caramalised with the help of sesame oil in it.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Flip and cook till golden. Remove in a plate. If some sauce is still in the pan, remove and spread on the tofu.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi

Sushi

  • Take sushi rice. It is a short grained rice.
    Avocado Sushi
  • Put rice and water in a pot on high heat.
    Avocado Sushi
  • Let the water boil.
    Avocado Sushi
  • Once the water starts to boil, lower the heat, stir the rice, cover the pot with lid and cook the rice for 20 minutes on low heat. Do not open the lid in between.
    Avocado Sushi
  • After 20 minutes, the water will be absorbed and rice is cooked. Fluff the rice with a fork.
    Avocado Sushi
  • Remove the rice in a wide dish. Add 6 tbsp of sushi seasoning to it and mix well. (I have used store brought obento brand Sushi seasoning. It is a mix of rice vinegar, salt and sugar).
    Avocado Sushi
  • The vinegared rice is ready. Keep aside the rice to cool. (The rice should be cooled before making sushi).
    Avocado Sushi
  • The Avocado sliced and ready.
    Avocado Sushi
  • Tofu and avocado sliced ready.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Place the nori sheet with the glaze side facing down on one edge of the bamboo mat as shown. (this mat is specially made to roll sushi).
  • Take one cup of water and put 1 tbsp of sushi seasoning in it. Dip your palms in it. This will help to prevent rice from sticking in the hands.
    Avocado Sushi
  • Now put a almost 1/2 cup of cooked sushi rice on the cut nori sheet. Spread it evenly on the sheet. Leave around 2 cm space on the top of the nori sheet as shown.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Place baby spinach leaves in a line as shown. (you can alsi put mixed salad leaves or lettuce).
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Then place sliced avocado and carrot strips. (You can put veggies such as cucumber, radish, beetroot cut into strips of your choice).
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Put the marinated and cooked tofu strips on it as shown.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Now lift the end of the mat closest to you and begin to roll the sheet tightly. It should come at the end of the other end of the nori sheet leaving the 2 cm gap as shown. Press the roll the tightly so that the edge of the nori sheet is tight.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Open the mat and roll the remaining roll. And roll and join the other end of the nori sheet. (You can also brush the other end of the nori sheet with water to help it sticking better to the roll).
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Now again with the help of the mat press the roll tightly so that it is nicely stuck and becomes a tight roll.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Take the prepared roll on a cutting board.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Now cut the uneven end of the roll and cut into half with a sharp knife dipped in the water sushi seasoning solution. This helps to prevent knife sticking to the the sushi while cutting into pieces.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Cut each halves into 3-4 small pieces.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • Arrange the cut sushi pieces into a plate and sprinkle some black sesame seeds on it. Serve the avocado sushi with the sushi dipping sauce.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi
  • You can also cut the nori sheet into half and then make small bite size sushi from it as shown. I have shared the recipe of bite size Avocado sushi made with half nori sheet.
    Tofu Avocado Veg Sushi

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.