A night out at a great sushi spot can’t be beat, and making your own sushi from home is certainly not going to replace that experience – but making quick, healthy veggie sushi rolls is definitely a great snack or work lunch. If your kids are adventurous, they may even want to help out with the combinations! SushiQuik was kind enough to send me a make your own sushi kit for this review, and I can honestly say it was easy, fun, and I really liked the veggie roll I made on my first attempt.
My first attempt making a sushi roll was surprisingly a success, and I really enjoyed the process. The instructions that come with the kit are step-by-step with photos, and very easy to follow.
Here’s how it works.
1. Cook the rice.
I used my rice cooker, another kitchen gadget I thought we’d use once and then store away forever, but the thing is actually really handy, particularly when making sticky rice, which I love. This is the easy way to make rice, and actually recommended in the SushiQuik instructions!
2. Get your ingredients ready.
I used sliced avocado, broccoli slaw (from a bag) for crunch, and cucumbers. There are a million different combinations you could try – the next one I plan to make will be marinated mushrooms and carrots for crunch.
3. Layer the rice on the seaweed sheet.
I had no trouble finding a seaweed sheet in the grocery store, the only obscure ingredient in this entire kitchen adventure.
4. Add veggies.
I loved this combo with avocado, cucumber and broccoli slaw mix. Getting the pre-cut bag of broccoli slaw made prep time minimal, but using a mandolin to get julienne vegetables or the regular knife-and-cutting-board method would be easy too.
5. Roll it up.
I thought it would fall apart, but it did not. I took the roller off and then placed the green slicer guide on top to give it’s final shape. Easy!
6. Slice it.
A perfectly sliced sushi roll. I did flip it over to make sure I cut all the way through and had to try again – but it was simple, and the rolls stayed together when I removed the slice guide.
Depending on what you put in the sushi roll, you could easily make these the night before for a quick lunch the next day. Or, you could serve as an appetizer for dinner!
Disclosure: SushiQuik sent me the kit for review, but I actually did enjoy making the rolls and was successful on the first attempt. That is true, and a complete endorsement of this kitchen gadget!