Raw Sushi Rolls

raw sushi roll recipe
Light and tasty raw sushi is a lovely snack, appetizer or treats for a get-together

Sure, we tend to think of raw fish when we think of sushi, but what about a complete roll that is fully raw? You have to use a substitute for the cooked rice, and here is one way to make that happen for your next craving for sushi. I’m going to assume you have an idea on how to roll sushi, so don’t expect a tutorial on that.

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups raw parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tbs macadamia nuts
  • 3 tbs pine nuts
  • 1 tbs flax seed oil
  • 1 tbs agave nectar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbs soy sauce*

For the Rolls:

  • Sheets of nori
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 red or green bell pepper
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 1 green onion
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small zucchini

For the Marinade:

  • 3 tbs sesame oil
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds
  • 1 tbs soy sauce*
  • 2 tbs lemon juice

Chop up all the vegetables and the avocado into thin match-stick sized strips. Marinate the vegetables (not the avocado!) for about 2 hours before you make up your raw sushi.

While that’s soaking, you can mix all the “rice” ingredients in your food processor and run it through until everything is mixed and roughly crumbled up like rice. Set that aside until you’re ready to make your sushi.

Lay out your nori sheet, and spread a few tablespoons of the rice mixture on the bottom portion of the sheet. Add in a tablespoon or two of the veggie mix and/or a few slices of avocado. Carefully roll up the sushi, using a pastry brush with water to make the nori damp and sticky as you roll it. Once rolled into a tube, let it sit for a few minutes for the nori to hold together.

Use a serrated knife to slice the roll into 5 or 6 pieces of sushi. Keep rolling and slicing until you’re done with your rice and veggies, then serve up a lovely platter of raw sushi rolls. You should have enough for 4 to 6 people to have several pieces each.

*use a wheat-free soy sauce for a gluten-free raw sushi recipe

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