Yellow Sushi (with Turmeric Rice)

reading time: ca. 1 min

Preparation time: 20 mins
Main ingredients: rice, nori, turmeric
difficulty level: easy-medium
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and delicious "even so"

Oh my god, i think i love the taste of turmeric in rice. This cute creation was whipped up when i came home last week, starving, and simply threw the rest of my short-grain rice into a pot, cooked it in soy milk, water and turmeric, and wrapped it into a nori sheet. Sushi = done!

So i guess this is the marriage of my very first Sushi from last year and the Turmeric Rice Veggie Stir-Fry that i made a few weeks back. Double yum :) And it's extremely easy. Here's the drill:


Turmeric Rice
1 cup (uncooked) rice - i used a mixture of basmati and short-grain
1 cup water
1/2 cup soy milk (or additional water)
about 1/3 cup shredded coconut (optional)
about 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, also known as curcuma or Indian saffron

Sushi Rolls
2 Nori sheets (seaweed)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tbsp soy sauce and/or rice vinegar
a handful of almonds
lettuce leaves - i'm using Romaine lettuce
1-2 pickles
3 medium-small sweet tomatoes *

* usually i would also add some tofu, avocado, carrot sticks, zucchini or cucumber to this, but like i said, i was starving and i also didn't have anything but tomatoes and pickles in the fridge... (student life, lol)


Cook the rice according to instructions (boil water, add rice, let simmer on medium-low heat for about 15-20 minutes).

While the rice is simmering, cut up your veggies for the filling.

When most of the water has been absorbed by the rice, add the turmeric powder along with the coconut shreds and stir until the entire rice is evenly covered in the yellow yumminess of the turmeric! Turn off the heat, and transfer the rice onto the nori sheets:

Spread a thin layer of rice onto each sheet, covering about the lower 2/3 of the sheet. Sprinkle with a bit of pepper, salt, soy sauce, vinegar or any other sauce you might have (such as guacamole, chickpea hummus, carrot hummus, wasabi...), then place your veggies and the almonds at the lower 1/3 of the sheet, and roll this baby up.

Tip: it helps to lay your nori sheet onto a damp towel while rolling it up, or of course to use a bamboo sushi mat. But honestly, it works fine for me just like that. And i've made this only a couple of times so far :)

Other rice recipes you might enjoy:
Turmeric Rice Vegetable Stir-Fry
Sushi (vegan)


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