Vegetarian Gunkan Maki Sushi with Avocado & Apple

Vegetarian Gunkan Maki Sushi with Avocado & Apple

Gunkan maki are boat-shaped sushi consisting of an oval of rice wrapped in seaweed/nori. These vegetarian gunkan maki are really easy to make at home

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  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Additional TimePlus rice cooking time
  • Cooking Time15 mins

Nutrition per serving

  • Energy107 Kcals
  • Protein1.8g
  • Carbohydrates7.9g
  • Fat7.2g


  • 2 tbsp apple cubes*
  • 2 tbsp avocado cubes
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 nori sheet
  • 80 g cooked sushi rice*

To serve:

*You can also use persimmon, grapefruit, orange or any other fresh fruit instead of apple.


Makes 4 pieces

1. Mix apple and avocado cubes with mayonnaise in a bowl.

2. Cut 1 nori sheet: cut off a strip from the length measuring 3cm. Save this for another recipe.

3. Cut 4 nori strips using the given lines (approx. 3 cm x 15 cm each) and set aside to make the gunkan maki.

4. Form 4 x20 g sushi rice into oval balls with wet fingers.

5. Place a nori strip around each ball, "glue" it with a few grains of the sticky rice and press it well.

6. Place one portion of the prepared apple-avocado-mixture on each rice ball.

7. Arrange gunkan with fine apple strips and avocado to garnish and serve with Kikkoman soy sauce.

*For sushi rice (approx. 1 kg cooked sushi rice)

1. Cook 450g sushi rice in 450ml water according to pack instructions. Then season with 100 ml Kikkoman seasoning for sushi rice or alternatively a mix of 70 ml rice vinegar, 30 g sugar and 15 g salt.

Tip: When cooking rice, use the ratio of rice: water = 1 : 1. Less water is used when preparing sushi rice than when preparing conventional rice.

Want to know how to make sushi? Check out our easy guide to making sushi

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