Vegan Churashi Sushi Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Churashi Sushi Recipe

Vegan Churashi Sushi Recipe


Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 6



  • 2 cups sushi rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 carrot peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup cooked edamame
  • 1/4 cup pickled ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

For the Tofu:

  • 1 block firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp oil

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger


  • Rinse the sushi rice in a strainer until the water runs clear, then add it to the rice cooker with the water. Cook according to the rice cooker's instructions.
  • While the rice is cooking, mix together the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Once the rice is done, transfer it to a large mixing bowl and add the vinegar mixture. Use a rice paddle or spatula to gently mix the rice until it's coated in the vinegar mixture. Let it cool to room temperature.
  • Slice the tofu into small rectangles and sprinkle with cornstarch, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add the tofu. Cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides, then remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sauce ingredients.
  • Once the rice has cooled, arrange the sliced vegetables, mushrooms, edamame, pickled ginger, and green onions on top.
  • Drizzle the sauce over the vegetables and tofu, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve in a large serving dish.


Calories 372 | Total Fat: 12g | Total Carbohydrates: 57g | Dietary Fiber: 5g | Protein: 10g

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