Vegetarian Sushi

I have been a vegetarian since I was a kid, and both of my children are vegetarian. Vegetarian sushi has always been a favorite of mine, starting back in college when my school had sushi in the cafeteria.

Over the years, I learned how to make my own. I was very intimidated at first, even with some friends walking me through the process. I will say that it does get easier, and one of the things that helped me get better at making sushi was using a rice cooker to make good quality sushi rice. The nice thing about making sushi at home is being able to make a large quantity, and tailor it to however you would like.

Here is how you can get started!


~ bamboo sushi rolling mat
~ optional: rice cooker – a rice cooker is not necessary, but for sushi rice in particular, it makes it easier to prepare the rice. I found that making rice was not as consistent in a pot, but with the rice cooker, I know that the rice will be just the rice moisture and consistency.
~ optional: rice spatula
~ knives for cutting veggies and sushi rolls


~ sushi rice
~ nori (seaweed)
~ soy sauce
~ vegetables of your choice
~ rice vinegar
~ optional: cream cheese
~ optional seasonings: wasabi or pickled ginger, sesame seeds for garnish on the outside of the sushi rolls


Prepare your sushi rice per the instructions it comes with. We love our rice cooker, which makes it easy and consistent.

Once the rice is done, I season it with rice vinegar and allow it to cool before preparing my sushi.

Take a full piece of nori, and place it on a sushi mat.

Use your rice spatula to spread rice on to the nori sheet. Fill the entire sheet with a thin layer of rice, except a strip approximately 1″ wide at one end.

Line up your filling along the starting edge.

Hold the vegetable ingredients in place with your fingertips, and roll the mat over the ingredients until the mat forms a circle. Adjust the mat and continue rolling until you have reached the empty portion of seaweed. Dab the remaining seaweed with water and finishing rolling up the sushi.

Slice the sushi into 6-8 pieces.

Plate your sushi and serve with soy sauce. You can also add pickled ginger and wasabi. There are some great sushi serving sets to choose from, like these I found on Amazon.

What do you think?

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  • Amber Myers
    February 21, 2023

    I might like this kind of sushi. I do not like seafood so I normally avoid sushi, but this looks tasty!

  • Monica
    February 22, 2023

    I have only tried to make sushi one time and I feel it takes special skills! There’s an art to it. Yours turned out perfect!

  • Kathy
    February 22, 2023

    I wonder if I would actually like this. I am not a fan of seafood, so having this kind of option I may actually like it. It sure looks good.

  • Tara Pittman
    February 22, 2023

    I do love sushi but have a hard time making it. I need to follow your instructions.

  • LisaLisa
    February 22, 2023

    My daughter loves sushi, and the few kinds I’ve tried with her were pretty good. Maybe we’ll make this one!

  • Richelle Milar
    February 22, 2023

    This look so good! My friend is going to love this for sure! Thanks for sharing this with us

  • Gervin Khan
    February 22, 2023

    I love good sushi whether it is vegetarian or not.
    This one looks really delicious, and I can’t wait to make this recipe at home.

  • Lavanda Michelle
    February 22, 2023

    That looks delicious, I’d love to have this with my family on a nice sunny day. Thanks for sharing!

  • Everything Enchanting
    February 22, 2023

    Wow, it looks delicious 👌🏻. My husband loves sushi and all kinds of seafood ❤️. I’ll have to show him your recipe so he can cook it for me (he is the master chef in my home 😜)!

  • Tami Creates
    February 22, 2023

    I lovelovelove sushi and this looks delicious! Definitely need to try it 🙂

  • Catalina
    February 23, 2023

    My kids love the idea to eat sushi, but they don’t like fish so this is an excellent option!

  • Jeffrey
    April 22, 2023

    Looks great!