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Rainbow Sushi

4+ servings

Source: Your Body in Balance by Neal Barnard, MD; recipe by Lindsay S. Nixon

Rainbow Sushi

The brightly colored vegetables used in this sushi are loaded with cancer-fighting antioxidants!

About the Recipe

83 Calories · 2 g Protein · 3 g Fiber


Makes 4+ Servings

  • cooked rice or quinoa (1 1/2 c (285 g))
  • red bell pepper, sliced (1)
  • beets, sliced or shredded (2)
  • cucumber or zucchini, sliced or shredded (1)
  • carrots, sliced or shredded (2)
  • avocado, sliced or mashed (1)
  • nori seaweed (12 sheets)
  • sesame seeds (optional) (to taste)
  • hoisin sauce (optional) (1 tsp (5 mL), or to taste)
  • rice vinegar (optional) (4 tbsp (60 mL))
  • agave nectar (optional) (1/8 tsp (0.6 mL))


  1. Cook the brown rice according to package. You can optionally season the cooked rice with 2-4 tbsp (30- 60 mL) of rice vinegar and a few drops of agave.

  2. Spread cooked rice on top of each nori sheet.

  3. Top with avocado and veggies, plus a sprinkling of sesame seeds if using.

  4. Tightly roll into a log shape. Repeat. Cut nori rolls into smaller pieces. Dilute hoisin sauce with water for a dipping sauce, if desired.

  5. Note: Use a short-grain brown rice or you can swap rice for quinoa.

Nutrition Facts

Per roll (1/12 of recipe):

Calories: 359 kcal
Fat: 8 g
     Saturated Fat: 1 g
     Calories From Fat: 18%
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Protein: 10 g
Carbohydrates: 68 g
Sugar: 7 g
Fiber: 11 g
Sodium: 113 mg
Calcium: 64 mg
Iron: 3.2 mg
Vitamin C: 47 mg
Beta-Carotene: 4206 mcg
Vitamin E: 2.1 mg

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