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    Vegan Sushi Rolls with Crispy-Fried Tofu + Spicy Vegan Mayo

    Sushi isn’t just for fish eaters with this delicious plant-based version of the Japanese classic. With quick pickled onions and spicy vegan mayo, they’re decadent without being a load of work! Follow our recipe below. 

    If you’ve shied away from making sushi because it seems like too much work, this recipe is for you. We built it to be completely vegan so that all your plant-based friends and family can enjoy it, too!

    With some quick pickled onions, crispy-fried tofu, nori, fresh rice, crunchy cucumber, and carrots, this is a meal that isn’t just delicious - it’s full of lean vegan protein and nutrient-dense ingredients!

    They’re not strictly authentic, but they are 100% delicious.

    Vegan Tofu Sushi - Nutrition Information

    Per 1 roll serving, without spicy mayo

    Calories: 390 kcal; Fat: 10.2 g; Carbohydrates: 55.7 g; Fiber: 3 g; Protein: 15 g.

    Vegan Tofu Sushi Recipe - FAQ

    Can I use other types of rice?

    Sushi is usually made with “sushi rice,” also known as short or medium-grain white rice. You can try other types of rice in your sushi, like brown rice, but its lack of stickiness may make your roll fall apart. For the best results, use sticky white rice. 

    Can I use other types of tofu?

    Firm or extra firm are the only types of tofu that work here. Since they contain less water than soft and regular tofu, they won’t fall apart in the pan. Firm tofu also stays together in the roll better and won’t leave your sushi soggy. 

    Do I need to press the tofu?

    Yes, the tofu needs to be pressed before you cook so it can get nice and crispy in the pan. Even firm and extra firm still contains water that needs to be removed. Simply place your tofu block in a tofu press for 15 mins, or wrap it in some paper towel and press between two heavy plates for a few hours. 

    Is this recipe vegan?

    This recipe is 100% plant-based and contains no animal products. You can use regular mayo instead if you’re making it for vegetarians, though the vegan kind is just as good!

    Storage Tips

    You can save any leftover vegan tofu sushi rolls in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-4 days, and the pickled onions can stay sealed in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

    Final Notes: Tofu Sushi Rolls Recipe

    These tofu sushi rolls make an excellent dinner for the family and even a great leftover lunch the next day at work! 

    We hope you enjoy!


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