Vegan Sushi Hand Rolls

Serves 4

10 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on July 20, 2016 , categorized in Dinner, Lunch

vegan sushi

Let’s go to the kitchen and whip up some vegan sushi hand rolls. Yes that’s right, you can make vegan sushi at home, no mat required. Instead of rolling them into tubes and slicing them, these are rolled into individual sushi cones. This way everybody can create their own personalized roll and your kids don’t have to share. Throw a sushi-making party and get everyone to work their sushi making magic.

vegan sushi

vegan sushi


  • Sushi:
  • 4 nori sheets, cut in half
  • 1 cup sushi rice, cooked
  • 1 cup carrots, julienned
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and julienned
  • 1 cup sprouts or pea shoots
  • 1 block firm tofu, sliced
  • 2 Tbso sesame or grapeseed oil
  • Dips and Toppings:
  • Wasabi mayo (combine 1 tsp powdered wasabi with 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise)
  • Tamari, as preferred
  • Sesame, as preferred
  • Additional veggie filling options:
  • Avocado, thinly sliced
  • Peppers, thinly sliced


  1. Drain tofu and blot with paper towel. Slice thinly.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu and cook until golden, stirring occasionally. Place on a paper towel lined plate and set aside. Like it crispy?  Follow the tofu directions here.

  3. Cut nori sheet in half with scissors and place in the palm of your non-dominant hand, shiny side down.

  4. Spread a bit of your cooked rice on approximately 1/4 of the sheet, on the side supported by your hand.

  5. Place your fillings vertically along the rice.

  6. Start folding the corner of the sheet with filling on it over the rice and filling, toward the center of the sheet.

  7. Roll sheet into a cone shape. Wet your index finger and use it to seal the sheet. You may want to add a dollop of rice in the bottom corner to use as glue to help keep it closed.

  8. Sprinkle open end with sesame seeds.

  9. Serve with your choice of dips.

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!