Veggie Sushi Bowl

January 11, 2013

This is what happened one day when we felt like making our own vegetarian sushi but were too lazy to go through the whole Japanese rice and rolls procedure. Inspired by nori rolls I’ve had at various raw food restaurants, I set out to create a flavorful veggie sushi bowl. It may not be raw, but I was craving something warm, so instead I boiled some brown rice, chopped our favorite vegetables, cut the seaweed into pieces and turned sushi into a meal. And what a meal it was! It has that sushi feeling with a more nourishing twist. We quickly realized that this dish actually had made it to our top-list of favorite dinner recipes.

Veggie Sushi Bowl
Vegan & Gluten-free

Serves 2


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1.5 cups of water
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 4-5 florets of broccoli, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, cut into slices or cubes
  • 1 handful bean sprouts
  • 1/4 cucumber, chopped
  • 2 sheets nori seaweed, cut into 2×2-inch squares
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

Serve with: wasabi & soy sauce


  1. Boil the rice according to the instructions on the package or combine rice and water in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat, cover, and simmer gently until the water is absorbed, about 35 minutes.  When it’s done, stir in vinegar.
  2. In two separate bowls, toss in prepped veggies, bean sprouts, nori and rice. Top off with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

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  • I love this approach to sushi flavors at home. Less fuss and more instant gratification. Plus the warm rice aspect is super comforting in the cooler temperatures. Love the pattern on that bowl of yours too :)

    • Katie

      Thanks, Laura! I’m all for simple meals and this one couldn’t be easier. It also is super yummy and so full of flavor!

      PS – I got the bowl in Chinatown ;)

  • brilliant idea. I love sushi and you just made it so much simpler and delicious :) im hungry for some now!!!

    • Katie

      Hi Dixya, thanks for stopping by! You must let me know if you give this recipe a try. We’re hooked on it at my house :)

  • Love the ingredient mix! Give me brown rice, avocada and kale any day of the week and I’ll be happy!

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