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Plate of smoked Tofu Sushi with soy sauce and chopsticks.
Smoked Tofu Veggie Sushi
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Soak Time
15 mins
Total Time
55 mins

These tofu sushi rolls are packed with fresh veggies, smoked tofu, and tender short grain rice, all wrapped up in nori. They're totally scrumptious and easier to make than you'd think!

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Japanese
Servings: 2 rolls
Calories: 264 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Rice
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon organic granulated sugar
For the Sushi
  • 2 nori sheets
  • 4 ounces smoked tofu, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 small carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • ½ medium cucumber, cut into small matchsticks
  • 10 fresh chives (use more if they're cut shorter than the width of your nori)
  • Toasted sesame seeds
For Serving
  • Soy sauce or tamari
  • Wasabi paste
  • Pickled ginger
  1. Place in small saucepan and cover it with cold water. Let it soak for about 15 minutes, then drain and return it to the pot.

  2. Stir in the water, vinegar, salt and sugar, place the pot over high heat and bring the water to a boil.

  3. Lower the heat so the water is at a very low simmer and cover the pot. Let the rice cook for about 20 minutes, or until all of the water is absorbed.

  4. Remove the pot from heat and let the rice sit with the lid on for 10 minutes, while you prepare the fillings.

  5. Set a sushi rolling mat on the counter with the bamboo slats oriented horizontally. (Note 1) Place a nori sheet over the mat.

  6. Fill a small bowl with cold water.

  7. Uncover the rice and fluff it with a fork or paddle, then arrange half of the rice in an even layer over your nori sheet. You can use your hands to flatten the rice, but be careful as it's probably pretty hot. Use the bowl of water to wet your fingers so that the rice doesn't stick to it as much.

  8. Gather the fillings: smoked tofu, carrot, cucumber, and chives. Arrange half of each of the fillings in a horizontal strip over the rice, about an inch from the edge closest to you.

  9. Fold the edge of the nori closest to you over the fillings and begin to tightly roll everything up. Roll the mat over the sushi and use it to compress the roll as you go.

  10. Repeat the process using the second sheet of nori and remaining rice and fillings.

  11. Use a sharp knife to cut each roll into 8 slices (or as many as you'd like).

  12. Arrange the slices on a plate and sprinkle them with sesame seeds.

  13. Serve with wasabi paste, soy sauce and pickled ginger.

Recipe Notes
  1. A clean kitchen towel can be used if you don't have a sushi mat.
  2. This recipe makes plenty of rice — possibly more than you'll need! In my experience it's always better to have too much than not enough, especially if you're new to sushi rolling.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Tofu Veggie Sushi
Amount Per Serving (0.5 rolls)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.8g7%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 848mg35%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2.1g8%
Sugar 2.4g3%
Protein 11.2g22%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.