Yes, even if you're plant-based you can still have “sushi” rolls! I like to make things simple and this is probably the easiest roll ever! Especially when you have a Sushi Rolling Kit. I was a little intimidated when I set out to make a healthy roll and I laugh now because it really was very simple.
This roll has a delicious twist with the spiced red peppers. It acts as the “sushi” part of the roll so this isn't just the normal veggie roll. I like to use red rice because it has ten times the antioxidant levels of brown rice.
It's always good to change up your recipes so you aren't eating the same thing over and over. This is a fun one with lots of health benefits, too, besides all the antioxidants from the rice. Studies have shown consuming one sheet of nori (which is in this recipe) per day could cut a woman's odds of breast cancer in half! These rolls also have anti-aging properties from the carrots and peppers. It's a win, win recipe here! They taste amazing and make you look younger… YES, please!
Spiced Red Peppers
Place all ingredients on one side of Nori sheet
Roll it up
Cut into pieces
It might look like a lot, but it does not take you long at all. You can always cook up a bunch of rice and store to make rolls throughout the week. Make sure not to stuff too many veggies in it so it's easier to roll up.
Enjoy it dipped in Tamari sauce or another sauce you prefer. Don't forget to check out my broccoli chips recipe at the bottom. It's the perfect side for this roll!
1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar (or White Vinegar will work)
Tamari Sauce (or another sauce for dipping)
Sushi Rolling Mat
INGREDIENTS FOR SPICED RED PEPPERS
Small Red Pepper
1/2 tsp Vegenaise (mayo for non-vegans)
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPICED RED PEPPERS
Preheat oven to 425.
Cut side of pepper and place pieces on baking sheet with foil.
Cook for 10-15 min until the peppers have become soft.
Remove and cut pepper into sticks (you may not use all of the pepper sticks for this one roll)
Mix Vegenaise and Cayenne pepper in a bowl. Make sure to taste to get the “spicy” level you like.
Add the peppers to the spiced Vegenaise and coat well.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ROLL
Mix cooked red rice with vinegar.
Slice avocado, carrot and cucumber into small thin strips.
Place nori sheet on sushi rolling mat. The nori sheet has lines on it that should be placed vertical. This is a guide for cutting the rolls after it's rolled.
Spread a thin layer of red rice on one nori sheet, covering a third of one end of the sheet.
Place strips of avocado, carrot, cucumber and spiced red pepper on the middle of the rice.
Beginning at the rice end, roll up the nori tightly with the rolling mat and press firmly, but not too hard.
Keep rolling until you have a little bit of nori sheet left. Then wet your fingers to moisten the end and seal it up!
Use a sharp knife to cut roll into even pieces.
BROCCOLI CHIPS – Just spread broccoli florets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with paprika and nutritional yeast. Bake on 425 for 25 min or until crispy! You can also do this while you roast the peppers!