Vegetarian sushi bowl

40 minutes


Rice sushi bowl

  • 80g of sushi rice, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp of rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of water
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1/2 bunch of spring onions
  • 1 mango, (small), sliced
  • 2 carrots, (large), grated
  • 60g of seaweed, (dried), sliced and soaked in water
  • 2 tbsp of sesame oil
  • 1/2 cucumber, (small), finely sliced
  • 1 handful of alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 tbsp of sesame seeds, toasted
  • 200g of frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tsp wasabi paste


Begin by cooking the rice. Place the rice in a medium-sized pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 20 minutes
Meanwhile, place the vinegar, 2 tbsp water and sugar in a small pan and cook over a medium heat for 4–5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved
Place the cooked rice in a bowl and combine with the vinegar mixture and spring onions. Season to taste and set aside
In a small bowl, toss together the seaweed, sesame oil and half the toasted sesame seeds. Set aside until ready to assemble
To make the pea purée, bring a medium-sized pan of salted water to the boil. Add the peas, lower the heat and simmer for 10–15 minutes
Strain and blend the mixture with a handheld or stand-alone blender until you have a smooth purée. Adjust the consistency with the milk until a slightly loose, dropping consistency. Stir through the wasabi and season to taste. Keep warm
In two bowls or bento boxes, spoon in the rice and top with the mango slices, grated carrot, seaweed, cucumber and the alfalfa sprouts. Add a dollop of pea purée, sprinkle over any remaining sesame seeds and serve