Spicy T*na Rolls.

dsc_0160Remember how one can make tuna out of sunflower seeds? I have done so again and this time as part of a spicy tuna maki with cucumber. Back when I lived in Melbourne one of my standard on-the-go foods would be just a sushi roll from one of the many joints surrounding the CBD — fast food that is actual food!


1 batch vegan “tuna”, as by Green Kitchen Stories
→ sushi rice (+ apple cider vinegar + maple syrup)
→ nori sheets
→ cucumber (or other filling of choice – perhaps avocado?)

→ 1 tbsp vegan mayo
→ 1 tsp sriracha
→ 1 tsp lemon juice
→ ½ tsp sesame oil

First off, leave your sunflowers to soak for at least 6 hours or simply leave them overnight. Once sunflowers are set, cook the rice according to package instructions. I like to add a tablespoon each of cider vinegar and maple syrup once the rice is cooked, for extra flavour. While rice is cooking; prepare your tuna mixture in the food processor then add in the spicy mayonaise.

Once ready to roll; place nori sheet with the rough side facing you. If you do not have a bamboo mat you may use a kitchen towel and some plastic foil for rolling your sushi. — Spread the rice in an even layer with wet hands, then your cucumber sticks and tuna mayo mix before rolling it.

The tea towel and plastic wrap-trick is particularly handy for two reasons:

1) it holds the roll together whilst the nori gathers some moist from the fillings and thus stabilizes.

2) storing the sushi in the fridge → handy grab-and-go snack!

For more sushi related pieces:

∗  Deconstructed Sushi Bowl.
ONIGIRAZU (or ‘Sushi Sandwich’) | with Sweet Potato & Fried Tofu.
Cauliflower Sushi


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