Sushi is a relatively easy meal that can accommodate the vegan or omnivore alike.
The first step is preparing the rice. Generally you want to use a "sushi" grade rice than can be purchased at any Asian
store. Soak 2 cups of rice in water for about 30 minutes.
Then cook the rice according to the directions. While the rice is cooking you'll prepare the sushi "syrup".
1/2 cup rice vinegar
2 tsp of salt
1/4 cup of sugar
Bring this to a boil and add a 4 inch piece of kombu (dried seaweed). Take off the heat and allow the syrup to cool.
When the rice has cooked and cooled completely mix in the cooled syrup. Now the rice is ready. (As a side note, I have made
this with brown rice. For the syrup substitute brown rice vinegar, and use brown rice syrup instead of sugar).
Chop up whatever ingredients you want in your sushi. Place your Nori sheet on a sushi mat and spread with rice.
The actual rolling of the sushi takes a little practice. There are some great step-by-step instructions on
YouTube about how to roll your sushi. You'll want to make sure you have a very sharp knife.
There are lots of vegetarian ingredients that taste great in sushi including broiled portabella mushrooms, steamed
asparagus, tofu, cucumber, avocado, carrots, sprouts....the list goes on and on. It's actually pretty fun to experiment.
Dip in soy sauce mixed with wasabi and enjoy!