Prep Time 25′
Total Time 35′
Sushi was dreamed up in southeast Asia as a way to preserve fish. It was only until later that the fermented rice around the fish was eaten rather than discarded. Still later, the lacto-fermentation process that was used on the rice was replaced with rice vinegar. The word sushi means 'vinegared rice'. Although sushi travelled from southeastern Asia to China before landing in Japan, it is with this country that it is most often identified. That is to say, how far sushi has come since then! The key to this easy, refreshing vegan sushi recipe is the marinade. With just three ingredients, you get both umami and sweet elements as well as some serious health benefits in your tofu sushi - more on this later. Try and marinate more tofu than you need for the sushi, and use it to top a salad or in a sandwich filler along with sliced avocado, grated carrots, and vegan mayonnaise.
You could try experimenting with vegan cream cheese in your tofu sushi too. It sounds unusual, but it's really not a huge leap from these sushi rolls with cream cheese and fish eggs that you see in many shops. We also love topping sushi with toasted sesame seeds, which provide nutritional benefits as well as crunch. Or you could add Japanese pickles for some serious flavour, not to mention fermented goodness that your gut will love. You could also tell yourself you're paying homage to the origins of sushi. We haven't specified brown sushi rice here, but using it would provide you with more nutrients and fibre. And don't forget your ginger and wasabi! But whatever you add and put in, these rolls are perfect as a quick, satisfying, and healthy work lunch.
Unsure what the exact difference between tamari and soy sauce is? You aren't the only one. These closely related condiments are both made from fermented soybeans and possess a savoury flavour. However, soy sauce is identified more with Chinese cuisine, and tamari with Japanese cuisine. In a contemporary kitchen, tamari is often turned to because it's not as salty as soy. Further, unlike soy sauce, tamari is wheat-free and gluten-free. Moreover, tamari has a lovely thick texture.
This wonder substance has a perfect balance of omega-6 and omega-3 essential fatty acids. These acids cannot be made by the body. Thus, we must obtain them from food. The ratio offered by hemp seed oil is especially beneficial for the human heart and brain. It's also wonderful for our skin. The fatty acids help to lubricate the external layers of this most important human organ, protecting and moisturising. Want more? Hemp seed oil also nourishes hair. (1,2,3,4) As compared to other plant oils, hemp seed oil is also remarkable for containing 75-80% polyunsaturated fatty acids. Other oils have far more saturated fats.
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