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Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls with wild rice and cinnamon

Wild rice, avocado, sliced almonds and a touch of cinnamon enhance the flavor and texture of these delicious vegan, gluten free sweet potato sushi rolls.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 3 -4

Ingredients

  • 6 nori sheets See my Veggie Quinoa Sushi Rolls recipe for more information about nori.
  • 2 cups wild rice mix uncooked
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 sweet potatoes medium, baked
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, diced
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • reduced sodium tamari sauce to taste

Instructions

  • If sweet potatoes have not been prepared ahead of time, prick tops with fork and bake in oven at 400 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. (I use my toaster oven with the convection setting selected. If you are using a traditional oven, the potatoes may require additional baking time.) Set aside to cool when done.
  • Rinse wild rice mix, drain and place in rice cooker.
  • Add 5 cups of water and cook on brown rice setting.
  • Transfer cooked rice to a mixing bowl and stir in vinegar, maple syrup and cinnamon until well mixed.
  • Allow rice mixture to cool while you peel and slice sweet potatoes and avocado into thin strips lengthwise.
  • Place a nori sheet on a bamboo mat and place about 9 spoonfuls of rice in 3 rows on the nori. (The sticky rice will be easier to spread in small spoonfuls.)
    Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls with wild rice and cinnamon | VeggiePrimer.com
  • Wet the tips of your fingers (you may wish to have a bowl of cool water nearby for this purpose) and press/spread the rice into a thin layer – working towards the edges of the sheet, leaving about an inch of sheet remaining on the edge farthest from you.
    Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls with wild rice and cinnamon | VeggiePrimer.com
  • Place a row of sliced sweet potato and inch or so from the edge closest to you.
    Sweet Potato Sushi Rolls with wild rice and cinnamon | VeggiePrimer.com
  • Top with thin rows of avocado and sliced almonds.
  • Use bamboo mat to roll the sushi roll. (Watch a video.)
  • Set sushi roll aside and repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Once all ingredients are used, slice the sushi rolls into evenly sized pieces and serve with reduced sodium tamari sauce.

Notes

Recipe makes approximately 6 sushi rolls.