I had some vegetarian friends for dinner the other night who were new to sushi and I wanted to prove to them that Japanese food is not always dishes with fish or meat.
There is a wide choice of sushi for vegetarians and I won them over early on with my Red Pepper and Takuan Hosomaki.
I served them as canapés but Hosomaki are also ideal for a lunchtime snack as they are the smallest sushi rolls.
Hosomaki usually have the nori seaweed sheets on the outside. My friends liked them so much they took home my recipe for this delicious veggy roll so I thought I would share it with you.
First, make some Yutaka sushi rice, which takes about 30 minutes, and then transfer it to a large bowl and fold in some sushi rice seasoning.
Sprinkle in some Black Sesame and Sea Salt Shake (gomashio) for extra flavour.
Roll it up and cut into inch long rolls.
Tuck in and enjoy and look out for more recipes coming soon
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