Homemade vegetarian Philadelphia roll sushiHomemade vegetarian Philadelphia roll sushi
Choose your favourite heretical riceChoose your favourite heretical rice
Cook in water mixed with soy sauceCook in water mixed with soy sauce
Meanwhile, mix rice vinegar and more soy sauce to add to the rice once it's cookedMeanwhile, mix rice vinegar and more soy sauce to add to the rice once it's cooked
Peel some carrot strips with a vegetable peelerPeel some carrot strips with a vegetable peeler
Lop open an avocado, scoop it out of its shell and cut it into thin strips. Do the same with cream cheese.Lop open an avocado, scoop it out of its shell and cut it into thin strips. Do the same with cream cheese.
Lay the nori shiny side down on a bamboo mat or something else you've rigged upLay the nori shiny side down on a bamboo mat or something else you've rigged up
Add rice to noriAdd rice to nori
Then carrot...Then carrot...
Then cream cheese and avocadoThen cream cheese and avocado
Get the roll started...Get the roll started...
Then use the mat to squeeze it together slightlyThen use the mat to squeeze it together slightly
Gentle but firm pressureGentle but firm pressure
Beauties. Cut off and eat the ends to keep the rest of your slices clean.Beauties. Cut off and eat the ends to keep the rest of your slices clean.
Open your can of wasabi powderOpen your can of wasabi powder
Add some waterAdd some water
And  mix into a pasteAnd mix into a paste
For a nice dipping sauce, add some soy sauceFor a nice dipping sauce, add some soy sauce
And mix into a sauce for dipping. This stuff will knock your socks off.And mix into a sauce for dipping. This stuff will knock your socks off.
What fun!What fun!
  • Homemade vegetarian Philadelphia roll sushi
  • Choose your favourite heretical rice
  • Cook in water mixed with soy sauce
  • Meanwhile, mix rice vinegar and more soy sauce to add to the rice once it's cooked
  • Peel some carrot strips with a vegetable peeler
  • Lop open an avocado, scoop it out of its shell and cut it into thin strips. Do the same with cream cheese.
  • Lay the nori shiny side down on a bamboo mat or something else you've rigged up
  • Add rice to nori
  • Then carrot...
  • Then cream cheese and avocado
  • Get the roll started...
  • Then use the mat to squeeze it together slightly
  • Gentle but firm pressure
  • Beauties. Cut off and eat the ends to keep the rest of your slices clean.
  • Open your can of wasabi powder
  • Add some water
  • And  mix into a paste
  • For a nice dipping sauce, add some soy sauce
  • And mix into a sauce for dipping. This stuff will knock your socks off.
  • What fun!

This was fun. You should totally do it.

  1. I made vegetarian Philadelphia roll-style sushi with cream cheese, avocado and carrot strips. It was based loosely on this recipe but with different fillings. The rice was enough for about 6 full sushi rolls.
  2. I used long grain brown rice. Sushi heresy, I know. But I don’t really believe in white rice, plus we just happen to have a housecat’s weight in locally grown long grain brown rice sitting in our freezer. So I wasn’t really interested in buying more rice. Call it Interesting Stuff Wrapped in Seaweed if you must.
  3. Wasabi will burn your nosehairs off. Careful.
  4. I didn’t have a rice cooker, so I just cooked the rice in a pot like normal. Worked out just fine. I realize it might not have been so fine if I’d tried to put the rice on the outside of the nori, but I purposely put it on the inside to make it easier.
  5. I also didn’t have a bamboo mat for rolling the sushi, so instead I layered two clean, relatively thick dishcloths on top of each other and used them in the wrapping process. Worked out just fine.
  6. I made five rolls and we split them between two people. The portions were on the light side, so next time I’d make six or seven.
  7. You should totally do it.

3 Responses to “Making sushi at home”

  1. What Pigs Don't Know
    8 February 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    Done! Will make tomorrow night! Already have all the ingredients and haven’t made this in quite some time. Thanks for the reminder. Looks awesome! -Carrie

  2. CoMo Homestead
    8 February 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Fabulous! Let me know how it goes!


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