Avocado Nigiri Recipe

Avocado Nigiri Recipe

This avocado nigiri sushi is a super quick 5-minute recipe if you have cooked sushi rice ready to use for your nigiri!

If not, cook your sushi rice according to the instructions and then you can easily make your avocado nigiri sushi in 5 minutes!

All you need is 5 ingredients: avocado, sushi rice, rice vinegar, salt and sugar to make avocado nigiri! They’re tasty, filling, and vegan/vegetarian!

Recipe for Avocado Nigiri

Recipe for Avocado Nigiri

Avocado nigiri sushi is super simple, creamy and easy to make at home.

How to make avocado nigiri? Thinly slice avocado on top of balled-up sushi rice! You can wrap it with sliced dried seaweed to make it fancy or just serve as is with soy sauce, wasabi or ginger. It’s that simple!

If you want gourmet avocado nigiri, I recommend using a food torch to char the nigiri to give it a smokey and torched flavour that is absolutely delicious.

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Ingredients

  • Sushi Rice
  • Avocado
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Serve with: soy sauce, wasabi, ginger, or vegan mayo!

This recipe is also gluten-free! And to make the recipe soy-free, simply use soy-free sauces!


How To Make Sushi With Avocado (Nigiri)

1. To make your avocado nigiri, start by making sure you have cooked sushi rice. You can use sushi rice or short-grain white rice. Cook rice according to instructions.

2. Once cooked, place sushi rice in a large mixing bowl, along with rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Cool down enough that you can work with the rice with your hands to form them into sushi.

3. While sushi rice is cooling, slice your avocado into very thin slices.

4. Next, dampen your hands with water and place around 1.5 tbsp of seasoned sushi rice in your hands and shape the rice into oval ball shapes that you often picture with nigiri sushi.

5. Place 2-3 pieces of thinly sliced avocado on top of each sushi rice ball. Repeat until you’re finished adding avocado to your sushi to make nigiri.

6. Feel free to drizzle vegan mayo on top of each piece of sushi, or serve with soy sauce, wasabi and ginger, if desired.

7. If you have a food torch, torch the top of each piece of nigiri sushi to give it a deliciously smokey flavour (so good!)

You can also watch me make it on YouTube here.

Avocado Nigiri

Avocado Nigiri

This avocado nigiri sushi is a super quick 5-minute recipe and makes tasty nigiri with avocado! They're tasty, filling, and vegan/vegetarian!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese, Vegan
Keyword: avocado, Nigiri, Sushi
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 336kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Measuring utensils
  • 1 Food Torch optional for charred sushi

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked sushi rice or short grain white rice
  • 1 avocado very thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsps rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • To make your avocado nigiri, start by making sure you have cooked sushi rice. You can use sushi rice or short-grain white rice. Cook rice according to instructions.
  • Once cooked, place sushi rice in a large mixing bowl, along with rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Cool down enough that you can work with the rice with your hands to form them into sushi.
  • While sushi rice is cooling, slice your avocado into very thin slices.
  • Next, dampen your hands with water and place around 1.5 tbsp of seasoned sushi rice in your hands and shape the rice into oval ball shapes that you often picture with nigiri sushi.
  • Place 2-3 pieces of thinly sliced avocado on top of each sushi rice ball. Repeat until you're finished adding avocado to your sushi to make nigiri.
  • Feel free to drizzle vegan mayo on top of each piece of sushi, or serve with soy sauce, wasabi and ginger, if desired.
  • If you have a food torch, torch the top of each piece of nigiri sushi to give it a deliciously smokey flavour (so good!)

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 505mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg

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