similar to taco party, this is an easy, fun way to make a meal, especially with omnivorous friends. get yourself some vegetables, soy sauce, and rice (which you should have already!), tofu, nori sheets, wasabi, and rice vinegar.
first, cook two cups of rice. while it’s simmering, fry up some tofu. we made two types: 1) with sriracha, garlic, soy sauce, and olive oil, and 2) with ginger powder, garlic, soy sauce, and olive oil. simply brown them in a pan.
when the rice is fully cooked, you can stir in some rice vinegar. chop up some vegetables (we used carrots, cucumber, avocado, and bean sprouts) and get out your seaweed sheets. spread a thin layer of rice on the sheet, keeping an inch free at the bottom.
layer the vegetables and tofu in the center, then begin to roll it all together. a bamboo mat is helpful with this - keep everything tightly packed or it will all fall out! that free inch you left at the bottom will be used to completely close the roll. when you’ve rolled the whole thing, cut it carefully with a sharp knife, sort of like cutting a soft loaf of bread. rinse the knife every few cuts, so that it doesn’t get too sticky from the rice.
we made a bunch of different variations with only a few ingredients! the main picture of this post is a roll of avocado, bean sprout, and ginger tofu.
cucumber, carrot, and bean sprout
avocado, cucumber, and sriracha tofu
serve with wasabi and soy sauce, and have fun!