Vegan Uramaki – Crispy Tofu Vegetable Sushi with Wasabi & Pickled Ginger

I have a huge love of sushi (especially when someone else prepares it and not me! :P) but there aren’t any close sushi places at my current location so from time to time the urge overcomes me and I spend a bit of extra time on dinner to make some sushi. I don’t usually use rice in my sushi, as I like to keep it light, but I hadn’t had sticky rice for quite a long time so I thought I’d treat myself with a few pieces. I love having wasabi and pickled ginger with my sushi. You should be able to find everything you need at the grocery store, but I’ve also listed where I order my ingredients in the ingredients list below. I also have a riceless sushi recipe, “sushi” made using rice paper, sushi wrapped in spring roll wrappers, and a simple riceless cabbage sushi roll.


  • Firm Tofu, squeezed of excess water and cut into long strips or slabs
  • Avocado, sliced
  • Pineapple, cut into small pieces (If using canned pineapple, make sure it is is pineapple juice without added sugar)
  • Carrot, julienned
  • Cucumber, peeled, seeds removed (optional) and cut into thin strips
  • Tomato, cut into small pieces
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Sticky Rice (also called Sushi Rice)
  • Sesame Seeds (for coating the rice)
  • Nori Sheets
  • Rice Vinegar (For the sticky rice)
You can remove the cucumber seeds if you choose

Useful equipment:

  • Bamboo  Sushi Mat
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Sharp Knife (for cutting sushi)

For Serving:

Tofu Coating


  1. YOWZA! I have a sushi obsession. I literally eat it 3-4 times a week, and I think it’s time I start making it on my own. Thanks for the detailed photos and recipe description – cannot wait to try it out for myself!

  2. YUM! I just bought sushi rice from the bulk bin this week, with grand hopes to make veggie sushi. This is just the push I needed – thank you!

  3. Woo hoo! No prob… do give it a try! I love sushi also. When I was in uni I’d often eat sushi 3-4 (or 5-6!) times a week. Now I am able to save some money by making it myself. 🙂 Let me know if you have any questions. Peace –Clare

  4. Awesome! 🙂 I hope you make some yummy sushi soon. x –Clare

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