About the Recipe
Sushi rolls are a fun and delicious way to enjoy sushi at home. This vegan spicy tofu roll recipe features tender sushi rice, creamy avocado, and a spicy tofu filling. With a little practice, you can create restaurant-quality sushi rolls right in your own kitchen, without using any animal products.
2 cups white sushi rice (brown rice has differnet cooking times)
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
8 oz. extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 sheets nori
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1/4 cup pickled ginger
Soy sauce, for serving
Rinse the sushi rice in a fine-mesh strainer until the water runs clear. Add the rice and water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.
In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Heat over medium heat until the sugar and salt dissolve. Remove from heat and let cool.
Once the rice is cooked, transfer it to a large mixing bowl. Pour the vinegar mixture over the rice and stir gently to combine.
In a small bowl, combine the tofu, soy sauce, sriracha, and garlic powder. Stir until well combined.
Lay a sheet of nori on a bamboo sushi mat with the shiny side facing down. Spread 1/4 of the rice over the nori, leaving a 1-inch border at the top.
Spread 1/4 of the tofu mixture over the rice. Add a few slices of avocado on top of the tofu.
Using the bamboo mat, roll the sushi tightly, pressing down as you go. Wet the top border with a little water to seal the roll.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 4 rolls.
Slice the rolls into 6-8 pieces each.
Serve with pickled ginger and soy sauce for dipping.