Sunflower Sushi

Sunflower "Rice" Veggie Sushi Roll. Raw + Grain Free ♥

“Rice” Recipe:

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup hulled sesame seeds
  • 2 tsp coconut vinegar (or other vinegar)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2-4 Tablespoons water

Blend first 5 ingredients together in a food processor, slowly add water as needed to form a firm “rice” mixture. Try to avoid making it too wet.

Ingredients for Rolls:

  • 3 Nori Sushi Papers
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced in thin matchsticks
  • 1/2 cumber peeled, seeded, thinly sliced
  • Small handful sunflower sprouts
  • Dried shiitake mushrooms (soaked in water + tamari or coconut aminos to reconstitute)
  • Or enoki mushrooms

Lay 1 piece of seaweed paper out flat, apply a thin

layer of sunflower rice, covering 1/3 of the paper. Carefully lay down strips of assorted veggies over the sunflower rice. Roll into a “log” by starting with the side with all the ingredients on it. Wet the loose edge so it sticks down and seals the roll into a log.  Let sushi log roll rest a few minutes. With a sharp nice, cut the log into individual sushi rolls.



  1. heathergfc

    Delish! I love homemade sushi!! I’ve only done it a few times without rice. I tried a “nut rice” once which was mainly cashews for a raw sushi and it was delicious. I look forward to trying yours! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe at Raw Foods Thursdays! I’m going to share it at next week’s edition.

    • Thanks Heather!! I love to serve this sushi with a simple quick pickled ginger. Just thinly slice a chunk of peeled ginger root. Soak the thin sliced ginger in a little vinegar & honey. You can soak it overnight for more of a pickled ginger feel & texture, or make it on the fly and let it sit about 30 minutes. Hope you enjoy!! Thanks again!

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  4. (I am scared…the first non candy recipe that I come across and it appears that pixies are living in it…)

  5. Thank yyou for writing this

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