muddy footsteps

Raw Nori Sushi Rolls

Posted in Food & Recipes by nicolejanaye on February 19, 2010


I took this idea from The Renegade Health Show. I highly recommend them. This show follows a husband and wife on their raw path in life. They know their stuff and are friends with all the famous health nuts. Kevin and Annmarie provide a daily video on recipes, nutrition and fitness tips. Check out’ The Renegade Health Show’ at

These sushi rolls are super healthy and a lot of fun to make. Also it’s fairly inexpensive for all the ingredients.

Inside my rolls:

  • cucumber
  • carrots
  • avocado
  • broccoli stems
  • cilantro
  • tomato
  • onion
  • red pepper
  • yellow pepper
  • pesto

I made a simple pesto by blending basil, garlic, and EVOO.

This was the first time I tried making my own sushi. It was a lot of trial and error. I picked up a couple things that I should do differently for the next time. Here is some info and tips:

  1. Water helps the nori (sea vegetable) stick when you roll it. Apply it on the bottom before you roll and at the top when you are finishing the end of the roll. I wouldn’t recommend applying water to the sides of the nori. It isn’t necessary and it makes the nori curl.
  2. If you use avocado, place it on the bottom. It is a little bit slippery and squishy, making the rolling process a bit more difficult. Avocado is good but don’t use too much! Harder to roll.
  3. Stuff your sushi more than you think. When you roll you will push down and create a tighter sushi roll. My first two rolls were tiny! I thought I put a lot of vegetables in but when rolling it shrinks the size of the final product. Add more than you think!
  4. Leave about 1/2 inch space on the sides. OR MORE. When you roll, the ingredients tend to migrate towards the sides causing them to come out of the sides. Like this picture:
  5. Make them as tight as possible! It makes life easier. Easier to cut. Neater. Better final product.

This is a really fun meal to make and extremely nutritious. It’s packed with tons of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. The nori is a strong flavor so I add the pesto to somewhat ‘hide’ the seaweed taste. Some people really enjoy that taste but I’m not the biggest fan of seaweed. I’m going to experiment with other types of wraps. Do you know other types of wraps to use for sushi?

Eloisa helping me in the kitchen!

Final Product:

We ended the night with a bowl of chocolate soy ice cream and Breakfast at Tiffany’s 🙂


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  1. Eloisa said, on February 19, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    This was honestly so much fun! Can’t wait to try it again! Wednesday or Thursday next week?!?


  2. Abraham Hernandez said, on February 19, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Iwant to be there doing it is how i like it

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