veggie sushi

sushi_prep1

RECIPE
Makes 4-5 rolls
1 mango
1 avocado
1 green bell pepper
1 jalapeño
½ cucumber
3-4 green onions
nori sheets (You can find these at your local asian market or in the ethnic food aisle at a major grocery store)
1 sushi rolling mat

Tofu Marinade
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Coconut Rice
1 1/4 cups jasmine rice
1 cup water
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
1 teaspoon sea salt

DIRECTIONS
Slice the tofu into ½ inch slices and press the excess water out of the tofu by placing the slices between two towels and covering with a flat, heavy object. Let the tofu press for about 20 minutes.

Mix the tofu marinade in a Tupperware, slice your tofu squares into thirds and add the tofu to the marinade. Shake lightly to evenly cover the tofu and let the tofu marinade in the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes.

When the tofu is finished marinating, preheat the oven to 350° F

Add the ingredients for the coconut rice to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the rice for 30 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed.

Place the marinated tofu on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes flipping halfway through.

sushi_prep2While your tofu cooks and rice simmers prep your veggies. Slice the Mango, green pepper, green onion, avocado, cucumber, jalapeno, and any other veggies you may want into thin strips so that they wrap easiest.  

Put the rice in a large bowl and allow it to cool. Organize your work station so everything is easy to reach.

sushi_prep3 Lay the nori sheet, shiny side down on the rolling mat. Cover with the coconut rice leaving ½ inch uncovered at the far end. Lay the fillings in a line across the rice. Use the mat to roll the rice, squeezing tightly to create a tight, solid roll.

sushi_prep4Slice the roll into 6-7 equal pieces. Serve with wasabi, soy sauce and pickled ginger, or your favorite additions.

Veggie_sushiFrom the top: All ingredients, Middle: All ingredients except mango, Last: All ingredients except tofu. Our personal favorite roll, was all the ingredients together!

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