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.