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Sushi has to be my favorite late-night post-workout meal — I love the taste of fresh tuna with a nice kick of heat from wasabi. But since I don't like how nori tastes, I've been limited to nigiri sushi, which is a thin slice of raw fish placed on a bit of sushi rice. My cravings for a hand roll led me to making my own sushi at home. Not only is it cheaper, it's much healthier too. Following this Epicurious recipe on how to make sushi rice, I swap out standard sushi rice for short-grain brown rice instead. I also use soy wraps, a nori replacement that is made from soy protein. Soy wraps are vegan, nonfat, and gluten free. Though I wish I could get all the amazing health benefits that nori has, I'm excited that I can finally have hand rolls!At home, I get creative and fill my sushi with whatever fresh veggies or fish I have on hand. Last night that meant cucumbers, avocado, yams, and tuna. An added plus to using brown rice is that it keeps me fuller longer, which means I don't need to devour too many pieces at once.

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cupcakemasta cupcakemasta 6 years
I wonder how this would taste with smoke salmon as the wrap...but this is a great recipe since I miss sushi terribly!
Spartygirl03 Spartygirl03 6 years
great tips! I do want to try making sushi at home, I agree, it would be healthier and fun to choose the ingredients! Although, I'd use nori like some other posters.
Fitness Fitness 6 years
@CandyP I buy the wraps at a local health food store, but you can also order them from Amazon. They're pretty tasteless, but, they are excellent at holding the rolls together!
CandyP CandyP 6 years
She is saying Nori is healthy she just doesn't like it. Thank you Sugar, I am not a Nori fan either. Very excited to try this! Where did you pick up the wraps?
genipher85 genipher85 6 years
What's wrong with nori? It isn't unhealthy...?
ayabeachgirl ayabeachgirl 6 years
Sugar, do you mean you just couldn't find nori? You can go to any Asian market! I cannot eat sushi without nori's flavor, and it's super good for you.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 6 years
I'd try something like that, but I prefer it with nori since I do like it.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I thought the seaweed was good for you? no?
Raynne413 Raynne413 6 years
I LOVE sushi, but have never been brave enough to try to make my own!
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