make your own sushi!

many people are very surprised when i tell them that sushi is my families favourite food. bear, in fact, hates cooked fish and refuses to eat it, but will happily gobble up raw salmon in a flash. strange? perhaps, but i don’t mind. it’s healthy and the benefits of salmon on his wee body are so amazing. i’m always encouraging the boys to eat more as i list the parts of their bodies that will reap the rewards… their brain, skin, muscles, hair and eyes. 

we’ve fed the kids sushi since they started solids. it’s healthy, served in perfect bite sized portions and has all the foods kids generally enjoy like, avocado, fish, and mango.  these are all super soft, flavourful and great foods for early eaters.
anyhow so, here’s how we did it and what we made. we kept it pretty simple.

1 avocado
1 carrot
1 mango
1/2 english cucumber
1 package dried seaweed sheets 
2-3 cups sticky rice
2 cups 

* as desired
pickled ginger
wasabi paste
soy sauce or tamari sauce

** you will also need a sushi rolling mat or something like it to roll up the ingredients in.

1. cut and slice all ingredients first.
2. take your rolling mat, place one sheet of seaweed, then a layer of rice and finally choose which flavours you want inside. the guys chose salmon and avocado, carrot and mango, shrimp and carrot, and so on. it really doesn’t matter, just make what you like!
3. carefully roll up the ingredients. it may be useful to push down a little as you are rolling. use a little water to make the seaweed sticky and once the roll is ready, cut up into bite sized pieces.
4. serve with edamame, pickled ginger, wasabi and a sauce for dipping. we prefer tamari sauce to soy sauce.

the danger with sushi is eating too much, and we made way too much for dinner. but, these bites sized delights are perfect for school lunches or for afternoon snack. 

xo, mama lola
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    • says

      DO IT, bethany! so easy, and you can use just the ingredients you like. we are definitely going to be making lots more of our own sushi! thanks for stopping by.

  1. says

    YUM! I love sushi but I’ve never been brave enough to make my own. I adore that you encourage your kids to eat it and that they do. Go you! You’ve made this look easy enough that I might actually try to make my own sushi too 🙂

    • says

      oh amy, JUST DO IT! there is nothing brave about it, just a lot of fun. especially if you precut everything in advance. DO IT!!!! thanks for stopping by!

  2. says

    Looks yummy . . . I looove sushi but haven’t ever tried to make it on my own. 🙂 Hi! I have nominated Bear and Lion for a Leibster Award. Check it out at my blog Fun-A-Day!. I hope this finds you well. 🙂

    • says

      thanks for the award nod, mary. i actually was just nominated by someone else fairly recently! haha! feeling very appreciated these days!

      try the sushi! such yummy goodness!
      thanks for stopping by!

  3. says

    Oishi! 🙂 (delicious in Japanese)

    Nice recipe, and I’m happy to report that I can find Nori at any WM even in small towns, but alas, no sushi grade fish, unless it’s frozen. No thanks- will just have to make tamago(yaki) sushi if need be. Sounds yummy.

    Thank you for sharing with the rest of us! Always great to see creative minds at work. 🙂

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  4. says

    Okay…I L-O-V-E LOVE this!! I am a vegetarian so I am always worried about ordering sushi out…You never know what is in stuff! Like Siracha…love it but it has fish sauce in it! My fav sushi is cream cheese, asparagus and yams! NOW I CAN MAKE IT AT HOME..SCORE! Thanks for linking up at frugal fit family!

  5. says

    I have the stuff to do it and a husband who is a chef and I keep saying I will make it and never do! You make it look so easy, I just might make more of an effort! Thanks for sharing on Frugal Fit Family Friday Linky Party.