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.

Spiced Red Rice SushiRolls

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!

 

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! 

 Recipe adapted from The Detoxinista

INGREDIENTS FOR 1 ROLL 

  • 1/2 cup Red Rice, cooked
  • Nori Sheet
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • 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 

  1. Preheat oven to 425. 
  2. Cut side of pepper and place pieces on baking sheet with foil. 
  3. Cook for 10-15 min until the peppers have become soft.
  4. Remove and cut pepper into sticks (you may not use all of the pepper sticks for this one roll) 
  5. Mix Vegenaise and Cayenne pepper in a bowl. Make sure to taste to get the “spicy” level you like.
  6. Add the peppers to the spiced Vegenaise and coat well. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ROLL

  1. Mix cooked red rice with vinegar.
  2. Slice avocado, carrot and cucumber into small thin strips.
  3. 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. 
  4. Spread a thin layer of red rice on one nori sheet, covering a third of one end of the sheet.
  5. Place strips of avocado, carrot, cucumber and spiced red pepper on the middle of the rice.
  6. Beginning at the rice end, roll up the nori tightly with the rolling mat and press firmly, but not too hard.
  7. Keep rolling until you have a little bit of nori sheet left. Then wet your fingers to moisten the end and seal it up! 
  8. Use a sharp knife to cut roll into even pieces. 

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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! 

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SPICED RED RICE VEGGIE ROLLS

Please use all organic ingredients when possible!
Course Entree
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 Roll
Author Megan Lawson

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Red Rice cooked
  • Nori Sheet
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Carrots
  • 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

  • ****INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPICED PEPPERS*****
  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Cut pepper sides and place pieces on baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cook for 10-15 min - Just until the peppers have become soft.
  • Remove and cut pepper into sticks (you may not need all the sticks for 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.
  • Then serve with a side of tamari or other sauce you prefer!

BENEFITS OF THIS RECIPE:

  1. Cancer fighting properties
  2. Reduces symptoms of inflammation 
  3. Assists in weight-loss
  4. Good source of calcium, potassium, zinc and B-vitamins 
  5. Anti-aging properties 

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