Vegan Hand Rolls

Temaki, also known as hand rolls, comprises sushi filled with rice and various vegetable ingredients, all rolled into a cone shape. Unlike conventional sushi rolls, crafting hand rolls is remarkably straightforward. Once you’ve made your first one, you’ll feel like a seasoned pro!

Eight servings

 25 mins

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25 mins


  • Four nori seaweed sheets
  • One 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • Two carrots shredded
  • One avocado pitted and sliced
  • One red bell pepper seeded and sliced thin
  • One cucumber sliced thin
  • Coconut aminos sauce (for dipping)
  • Pickled ginger and wasabi (optional)


  1. Using a pair of kitchen shears or scissors, cut the nori seaweed in half horizontally.
  2. On a flat, dry working surface, place the nori shiny side down.
  3. Spread a thin layer of rice on the left third of the nori.
  4. Place the vegetables on top of the rice.
  5. Fold the bottom left corner of nori over and begin folding into cone shape.
  6. Continue to roll until a cone is formed.
  7. Place hand roll seam-side down on a  aserving plate.
  8. Repeat with remaining nori sheets.
  9. Serve with coconut aminos, pickled ginger and wasabi.

Chef Notes


Substitute tamari for soy sauce.


Substitute coconut aminos for soy sauce.


Prep the veggies (except avocado) ahead of time. For best results, make to order.the nori should be crisp and not soggy).

Easier Prep

Instead of making hand rolls, serve as a deconstructed sushi salad. Place the rice and vegetables in a bowl and crumble the nori over the top.

Rice Alternative

Substitute the rice with any cooked grain.

Filling Fun

You can use any vegetable filling you want for this recipe.

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