Vegan California Roll Onigirazu is a big dose of yumminess all wrapped up into a sushi sandwich.
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Vegan sushi. Yum yum yum and YUM! And now you can have it all wrapped up in sandwich form and ready to take with you wherever you go.
Do you know the history of Onigirazu? Actually onigirazu originated in a popular 1980’s food manga (Japanese comics) called “Cooking Papa.” The series was about a dad in a family, a ‘salaryman’ who liked to cook.
Onigirazu is a take on traditional onigiri rice ball. In 2015 Onigirazu was chosen as 2015’s food item of the year after the sandwich-like dish became a sensation more than 20 years following its introduction in the “Cooking Papa” manga series.
Besides having a unique history, Vegan California Roll Onigirazu sushi sandwiches are nutrient packed! Avocados are a great source of folate, vitamin A, potassium, protein, iron, magnesium, and vitamins C, E, and B6. Plus they are rich in monounsaturated oil, the same heart-friendly fat found in olive oil, and have more soluble fiber than any other fruit. Not to mention the Nori, which can actually contain up to 10 times more calcium than milk!
Beautiful and nutritious. What more could you want?
Vegan California Roll Onigirazu
- Wash and cook sushi rice in 2 cups water; add vinegar while still warm.
- Separately, slice cucumber and avocado and drain hearts of palm.
- Tear hearts of palm slightly, and cut in half. Toss with vegan mayo or cashew cream.
- In the center of a nori sheet, layer in a small rectangle rice, pickled ginger, cucumber, avocado, and hearts of palm.
- Sprinkle paprika onto hearts of palm; top with more cucumber slices and pickled ginger, then a thick layer of sushi rice.
- Bring sides of nori up and top with an additional sheet; compact this into a tight sandwich-like shape — the nori will stick to the rice and soften after it absorbs some water.
- Slice in half and serve fresh.
- Makes a great packed lunch!
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