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Spicy Tofu Sushi Roll

I love sushi but I don't love how expensive it can be to get all the ingredients. This sushi is a great way to make sushi fun, healthy, and easier on a budget than traditional raw fish sushi.


  • 5 nori sheets (I like to cut the top 1/3 off of each sheet and use the remaining 2/3 for a smaller size roll)

  • 3 cups rice

  • 7 oz Firm tofu

  • 1 cucumber

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger

  • ¼ cup mayo

  • 1 tablespoon sriracha

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds


  • cook rice, adding rice vinegar and 1 teaspoon of ginger to the water

  • cut cucumber into long, thin strips

  • Crumble tofu into a medium mixing bowl

  • Add mayo and sriracha to the tofu, gently stir to combine

  • Add remaining ½ teaspoon of ginger and garlic powder to the tofu mixture, stir to combine

  • Cover sushi rolling mat with plastic wrap

  • Place nori paper on a clean counter

  • scatter the rice over the nori sheet and pat down into an even layer. (I like to get my hands a bit wet to prevent the rice from sticking too much)

  • sprinkle sesame seeds over rice

  • Place your sushi mat covered in plastic wrap on top of your nori and rice (rice side up)

  • Gently flip your nori over so the rice is face down on your mat

  • Spoon a even line of spicy tofu across the nori horizontally

  • Add cucumber alongside spicy tofu

  • Using the sushi mat, roll the nori sheet over your tofu and cucumber (roll away from you and maintain a tight curl and you roll) keep rolling until the whole roll is wrapped tight

  • using a very sharp knife cut the roll into about 6-8 pieces

Toasting Sesame Seeds:

  • Place a dry (no oil) frying pan over medium heat

  • Add sesame seeds

  • Shake or stir pan often until seeds are golden brown (about 3 minutes)

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