15 Dec 2014


So technically this isn't sushi, it's maki. But shh. 

I could eat this all day long, and sometimes I do. Avocado is one of my true loves (alongside Jack, Dante, my record player, papayas and raw chocolate) and with good reason - it's creamy, rich, and super good your body and mind. It goes really well with zucchini because they're kind of opposites, when you disregard their shared colour. Zucchini is light, fresh and juicy so the avo balances it out. Wrap it all up in seaweed and brown rice and you have made one happy girl outta me. Or I guess I did that myself... because no one ever cooks for me. Sad face. I am kind of joking but also semi-serious. Someone make me dinner, please. 

I don't have too much to say today because A) I woke up at 7 am this morning to do a radio interview about my new cookbook and that was really early for me, B) I am itching to go for a bike ride while the sun shine lasts and before I fall back to sleep, and C) I am craving a smoothie. 

Eat as much of this as you care for, really. It's all good. And change it up as much as you want! Try quinoa instead of rice, add some carrots or bell peppers, and make different dipping sauces! Spicy chili peanut sauce + pseudo-sushi!? YES, PLEASE. By the way, that is the second time I have said please in this post. I am feeling polite. The ingredient list and instructions for this recipe are so simple it's almost unbelievable, but that is what happens when you can appreciate whole foods. You don't have to do much to them! Okay we can ALL tell the quality of my writing has quickly gone from a C+ to a D in the last three very short paragraphs so I am going to say adieu until next time, my lovelies. Enjoy the sushi maki.


2 cups brown rice or other grain, cooked according to instructions on package
1 avocado, sliced
1 zucchini, cut into thin strips with a mandolin or spiralizer 
3-5 nori seaweed sheets

Sauce ideas: 

Set out all the ingredients and get going! Use these instructions to roll it all up because they are more useful than anything I could type. But P.S. why does the video has so many dislikes!? Did I miss something obviously wrong? She's just making sushi! Anyways. Enjoy. I love to serve mine with coconut aminos or peanut sauce. 

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar said...

Homemade maki is the best!! This looks lovely!

Eileen said...

Oh man, YES. This combination sounds so simple and perfect -- maybe with a few toasted sesame seeds sprinkled on top? I've never made sushi at home, but I really need to give it a try!

Unknown said...

Hi Em, You are an inspiration! I love your blog, recipes (especially the deserts), books. I am learning so much from you. Also, I just made my first sushi. Woo, hoo! If you are ever in Chicago, it would be my pleasure to make you a dinner!

Anonymous said...

Hi! How do you prepare the rice so it's considered raw? Please advise? Thank you and merry Christmas !!

ちっち said...

Hi Emily! Thank you for posting such a lovely recipes. I really like trying your recipes and it always works so well. By the way, I would like to say as an Japanese, Maki is also a kind of Sushi, we call it Maki suhi( actually pronounce makizushi), so you can say it is sushi as well.
I am looking forward to your new post. thanks! chihiro

Linda at Veganosity said...

I love avocados too and probably eat at least one a day. These rolls look amazing! I definitely need to try this recipe.

Matea said...

I haven't had sushi in such a long time! Need to make it soon :)

Em von Euw said...

@Anonymous - you can use cauliflower instead - just google "raw cauliflower rice recipe"