Vegan California Rolls

Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way – rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

Vegan California Rolls - Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way - rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

It’s time to roll into the weekend! Get it? Roll… like California roll because it’s today’s recipe? Yeah, I try to include a pun into blog posts these days but sometimes they don’t really make sense… lol I try I try. (Though I’m pretty certain this pun makes sense.)

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Vegan California Rolls - Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way - rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

Vegan California Rolls - Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way - rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

How’s your week (or weekend) been so far? My week was busy, crazy, and tiring because of the final days of school left until graduation. Yearbooks, assemblies, etc make everything go so crazy and makes you realize how school and time flew by so fast. I’ll definitely miss some of my friends who are not going to the same college as me but I know we’ll do our best to keep in contact. It reminds me of that song “Graduation (Friends Forever)” by Vitamin C… so sad i’m about to cry… okay let’s change the topic.

Vegan California Rolls - Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way - rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

Like I previously mentioned, today’s recipe is California rolls. Well to be more specific, it’s vegan (and vegetarian) California rolls. It’s made out of fresh cucumbers – green and yellow – and of course avocados! Avocados are a must in any California sushi recipe. The creaminess of the avocado is what makes everything taste better and uniquely brings out the flavors of the roll. I promise, in any roll you need some type of cream. Without cream it’s like life without chocolate or like an incomplete heart, or bees and honey, or like a computer without a software, etc. you get what I’m saying right? (Also, yeah, I should stop saying or.)

Now let’s get started before I start coming up with more examples…

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 6 rolls

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups uncooked rice
  • 6 nori sheets
  • 6 yellow cucumber slices
  • 2 mini cucumbers
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • bamboo sushi wrapper

First, cook the rice according to the package instructions.

Then after the rice has finished, let it cook for at least 30-45 minutes. To cool off the rice, let it sit and pour in the sesame oil and mix to let the heat expose.

Vegan California Rolls - rice

While the rice is cooling, wash and cut the green cucumber and avocado into thin pieces. I bought pre-cut yellow cucumber slices from my local HMART but you can buy the one that is not cut and cut the yellow cucumber yourself.

After the rice has cooled, layout a nori sheet on top of the bamboo wrapper.

Vegan California Rolls - nori sheet

Then pour some rice on top of the sheet and spread it around on the sheet leaving 1-2 inches of nori left on top. Then place a few pieces of rice on those 1-2 inches, leaving a few inches in between. This rice is your glue for the wrap.

Vegan California Rolls - nori sheet w/ rice

Then place a slice of yellow cucumber at the end and line some green cucumbers and avocados on top:

Vegan California Rolls - nori sheet w/rice & cucumbers/avocados

Roll the sushi up. I usually roll it up by pushing the ingredients into the rice and nori together and then slowly roll it into a roll. I also push the top of the bamboo up as I roll forward so when I roll it together, the bamboo doesn’t roll into the sushi. Then after the sushi is rolled together, I again wrap the bamboo around the roll and tightly and firmly press so everything is nicely sealed and it looks like a nice roll. You don’t have to do the way I do but just roll it up so it ends up being tight and looks nice.

Vegan California Rolls - rolling

Vegan California Rolls - rolling

Vegan California Rolls - rolling

Using a sharp and clean knife, cut the roll into small pieces. Serve and enjoy!

Vegan California Rolls - Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way - rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

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Vegan California Rolls - Classic California rolls but the vegan and veggie way - rolls filled with green and yellow cucumbers and avocados.

Vegan California Rolls
 
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Recipe type: Lunch / Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Serves: 6 rolls
Ingredients
  • 3 cups uncooked rice
  • 6 nori sheets
  • 6 yellow cucumber slices
  • 2 mini cucumbers
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • bamboo sushi wrapper
Instructions
  1. First, cook the rice according to the package instructions.
  2. Then after the rice has finished, let it cook for at least 30-45 minutes. To cool off the rice, let it sit and pour in the sesame oil and mix to let the heat expose.
  3. While the rice is cooling, wash and cut the green cucumber and avocado into thin pieces. I bought pre-cut yellow cucumber slices from my local HMART but you can buy the one that is not cut and cut the yellow cucumber yourself.
  4. After the rice has cooled, layout a nori sheet on top of the bamboo wrapper.
  5. Then pour some rice on top of the sheet and spread it around on the sheet leaving 1-2 inches of nori left on top. Then place a few pieces of rice on those 1-2 inches, leaving a few inches in between. This rice is your glue for the wrap.
  6. Then place a slice of yellow cucumber at the end and line some green cucumbers and avocados on top:
  7. Roll the sushi up. I usually roll it up by pushing the ingredients into the rice and nori together and then slowly roll it into a roll. I also push the top of the bamboo up as I roll forward so when I roll it together, the bamboo doesn't roll into the sushi. Then after the sushi is rolled together, I again wrap the bamboo around the roll and tightly and firmly press so everything is nicely sealed and it looks like a nice roll. You don't have to do the way I do but just roll it up so it ends up being tight and looks nice.
  8. Using a sharp and clean knife, cut the roll into small pieces. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

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