Simple Sushi

Simple Sushi

Sushi is great fun for kids to eat and once you know how, so simple to make. Don’t tell the kids, but it is also a great way to disguise super healthy veggies!


Cooked brown rice or white sushi rice

Nori sheets (seaweed sheet), found in most supermarkets

Fillings: avocado, cucumber, baby spinach, tuna mayo, finely sliced carrot, smoked salmon, chia seeds, finely sliced red cabbage, poached chicken, alfalfa sprouts, herbs, sliced omelette etc… Whatever mix you like!


  • Place a nori sheet on a sushi rolling mat or thick napkin.
  • Add a 1/2 cm layer of rice to a nori sheet leaving a minimum 1.5cm margin for sealing (note: it is easier with a larger margin). Ensure your filling is in the middle so your nori with rice layer can wrap around, plus a little extra to seal.
  • Add your filling in a line along the centre of the rice.
  • Using the sushi mat/napkin, roll up tightly and seal by dabbing water along the nori margin that has been left.
  • With a sharp knife, cut the roll into slices.
  • Serve with sesame oil sprinkled with sesame seeds and Tamari (soy sauce)

Sushi Rolling

Tips: Best eaten fresh. Make a little extra brown rice for your dinner the night before so all you have to do is fill and roll!

Options: Fill with whatever you like. Great for using odds and ends in your fridge.

How kids can help

  • Your helper will love spreading the rice on the nori sheet
  • Choosing and adding the filling
  • For older children, rolling the up the sushi roll and dabbing with water to seal
  • Arranging the sushi on a plate

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