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Brown rice Sushi




  • 1 2/3 cups water

  • 1 cup short grain brown rice, rinsed

  • 3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • 4 sheets nori (dried seaweed)

  • fresh red bell pepper* (sliced)

  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots

  • 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber

  • Avocado

  • 2 packages of  Wild Smoked Salmon

FOR SERVING optional

  • Tamari (or soy sauce if not gluten-free)

  • Pickled ginger

  • Wasabi

  • Sesame seeds



  • In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil then add rice, swirl to coat, and lower heat to low and cover. Simmer until water is completely absorbed and rice is tender – about 18-25 minutes. Drain off any excess water if there is any.

  • Once the rice is done, kill the heat and add vinegar and stir with a rubber spatula or fork as to not overmix. It will appear wet but will dry up as you lightly stir to release heat. It should be sticky and completely dry once it’s ready.

  • While the rice finishes cooking, prep your veggies by chopping them into thin pieces. If they’re too bulky they won’t allow the sushi to roll well.

  • Now it’s time to roll: Grab your sushi mat and top with a sheet of nori. Using your hands dipped in water (to avoid sticking), pat a very thin layer of rice all over the nori, making sure it’s not too thick or your roll will be all rice and no filling.

  • Then, arrange a generous serving of your veggies or preferred filling in a line at the bottom 3/4 of the rice closest to you.

  • Start to roll the nori and rice over with your fingers, and once the veggies are covered, roll the mat over to mold and compress the roll. Continue until it’s all the way rolled up. If I am going to use these, later on, I wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and do not cut until I am ready to serve. When I am ready to cut the rolls, I find slicing with a very sharp serrated knife yields the best results. Repeat until all rice and fillings are used up - about 4 total rolls (amount as the original recipe is written // will vary if altering batch size).

  • Serve immediately with pickled ginger, tamari or soy sauce, and wasabi. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator up to 2 days.



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