Veggie Temaki Hand Roll (GF & Vegan)

Not too long ago a sushi craze took over the blogosfphere. I saw many posts on how to make my own sushi and that made me crave it so so much (I’m looking at you Ibbs & Emily!)

Now, as much as I love sushi, l wanted to make Temaki’s.

While in London people stop for greasy fried chicken and garlicky kebabs after a drunken night out, in my home town in Brazil people went for Temaki’s. They even have designated shops that just sell this delicious (and healthy) hand roll!

Veggie Temaki Hand Rolls via Teffy's Perks

As much as I love going out for sushi and temaki, making my own just brought it to a whole new level. I felt quite smug that I was able to achieve the cone shape (as you can see, I’m easily pleased).

While I in no way claim to be a pro-sushi maker, I have to say these turned out really really good. I made them as a packed lunch to take to work and spent the entire morning counting down the minutes until I could eat them! To be fair, I get that quite often with my packed lunches…

Veggie Temaki Hand Rolls via Teffy's Perks

It’s also a great way to use up leftovers! I didn’t have to cook anything I didn’t already have stashed away in Tupperware  in the dark corners of my fridge.

Oh ye, I’ve started meal prepping now! Have I not told you? I’m converted.

Anywho. Since I did not have any cooked fish at this occasion, it’s a pure veggie roll, but if you’re a meat-eater, then simply add whatever form of protein you like! Also, those nori sheets? Always good to have handy. You can add to salads or use as low-carb wrap option.

Veggie Temaki Hand Rolls via Teffy's Perks

To make 4 rolls, you will need:

  • 2 Nori Sheets, cut in half
  • 1 cup sweet potato, cooked & chopped
  • 1 cup brown suchi rice, cooked according to the box
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Half a red pepper, cut in strips
  • Half a carrot, grated
  • 8 broccoli florets, steamed
  • Tamari sauce to taste

Hold your nori sheet with one hand. With the other, scoop up a ball of rice and spread it on your roll. Layer on your other ingredients, and roll*! To bind the side, simply dip your finger in water and run it along the corner.

*Fold the bottom left corner to the top right. Roll your temaki to the right tightly until it is snugly bound and a cone is formed.

Veggie Temaki Hand Rolls via Teffy's Perks

I didn’t have any wasabi lying about, but I definitely urge you to add some – if you like it spicy of course! It never ends well when someone has a bit too much wasabi in their mouth. Never.

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  • Paprika

    I love sushi so I neeeed to try this now!! Mmm it looks so good & it’s vegetarian, bonus!xx

    • It’s super easy and super worth it! X

  • Tamara’s Blend

    Cool recipe, thanks for sharing!

  • this is great lunch/dinner inspiration! Sushi is a favourite in our household, and with the warmer weather on the way this will be a fun meal to whip up!

    • This way it’s a lot more affordable as well! Plus… you get the fun of saying you made it yourself! X

  • lucyandthesky

    Wow, that looks kind of easy! There’s a Temakeria near my house and it’s a Japanese Brazilian fusion – ohhh my gaaaad, so good. If only I could drop by every day for temaki with sea bass, coriander, lime and mango….
    Lucy xxx
    Life, Food, Travel, Love, Friends, Italy

    • It was easy! As soon as you master the first roll of the nori, it’s a breeze.
      Oh wow. that mango, lime, sea bass temaki sounds incredible! Need to give it a go! X

  • Lady à la Mode

    this looks sooo yummy and healthy :)!


    Lady à la Mode

    • Best of both worlds! X

  • Jamie de Jager

    Sooo lovely!

  • Scarlett Wonderland

    NEED to make this!

  • Katie

    This is an amazing idea! How have I only just discovered? Way better than a late night kebab!

    Katie <3

    • Sooo much better! Taste and health wise =)

  • rebecca@thiswomansstyle

    Woah I’m impressed, the thought of making sushi always seems so daunting to me but you make it look easy in these pics, looks yummy too! I’m a sushi addict so I need to attempt this! xx

    • I am in no way a pro, but once you get the hang of it it’s quite simple! It’s fun to make AND it’s nice on the budget as well X

  • Tanya Jean

    Oh wow, I wish I had the patience to make my own of these. Scrumptious 🙂
    xo TJ

    • They’re so quick, honestly! I whipped them up on a weeknight when I couldn’t be bothered to actually cook! X

  • I’ve never heard of temakis before! But oh how do I want one now!!

    • They’re life changing! X

  • Emily Rowbotham

    HAHAHA guilty of the sushi making/food porn… It’s so addictive once you get making it! I adore salmon and avocado hand rolls so reckon these are going to be right up my street!

    (P.S…. I shouldn’t have looked at this post whilst in the library. I’m not starving even though I’ve just had lunch. Urghhh. Not fair!!)

    Emily xx

    My Ginger Bread Journey

    • Oh yes you are!! I remember looking at your sushi post and craving it so badly! I didn’t have salmon or avocado, or else you can bet they would’ve been stuffed in there as well! X

  • Beth

    Looks sooooooo yummy!!! Such a great post.
    Beth x

  • Yeahhhhh buddy 🙂 So glad to hear that you’re now converted to the dark side of meal planning! It makes life one heck of a lot easier.

    AND wowzzers, home made temaki…I’ve gotta try this out for myself

    x x x

    {The Lobster & Me}

    • Haha I have indeed. It’s made my weeknights soo much better, as I spend less time slaving in the kitchen and have more time to get on with other bits and bobs that also need my attention. X