Simple Sushi Rolls

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword easy, ideas, rice, vegan, without fish
Servings 6 servings
Calories 219kcal
Author Real Mom Nutrition


  • 1 1/2 cups medium-grain sushi rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large cucumber peeled and seeds removed
  • 2 large carrots peeled
  • Sesame seeds
  • 4-6 sheets nori


  • Make the rice by following the directions on the back of the rice package.
  • While the rice is cooking, combine rice vinegar, sugar, and 2 teaspoons salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir mixture just until the sugar dissolves; do not boil. Remove from heat and let cool until ready for use.
  • When the rice is cooked, pour rice vinegar mixture over rice and fluff using a fork. Allow rice to cool completely by transferring to a baking sheet.
  • Slice veggies into thin matchsticks.
  • Lay the bamboo mat on a flat surface. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap allowing a 1-inch overlap from the mat. Place a nori sheet over plastic wrap with rough side of nori facing up.
  • With wet hands, grab a handful of rice and place in the center of the nori. Press the rice out towards to edges of the nori sheet, grabbing more rice (and water) as you go. The rice filling should be 1 cm thick and 1/2-inch from the border.
  • Sprinkle a bed of sesame seeds over the rice.
  • Add one more sheet of plastic wrap over the rice coated with sesame seeds, overlapping 1" on all sides. Carefully place one hand on top and flip the sheet so the plain side of the nori is facing up. Then remove the top layer of plastic wrap.
  • Add your desired amount of ingredients to the center of the nori.
  • Fold the nori over the ingredients and tuck the edge underneath. Continue to roll using firm pressure and peeling back plastic wrap and mat as you go. Dab cold water on the edge of nori to seal roll. Repeat with remaining nori until you run out of ingredients!
  • Slice roll in half and then cut into 6-8 pieces. Serve with soy sauce.


Serving: 1roll | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1051mg | Potassium: 212mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4100IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.4mg