Saturday, September 30, 2006

Spicy Tempeh Roll Sushi

These rolls have a succulent meaty texture thanks to tempeh, which not only tastes awesome but is high in fiber and a complete protein!

Bamboo sushi rolling mat
Really sharp serrated knife
Rice cooker or pot for rice
Large preferabely glass bowl to cool rice down in
Small saute pan
Tongs, if you are going to be roasting the nori

For the rice1 cup sushi rice made with 1 1/4 cup water (prepare according to package directions)
About 2 Tbs Rice vinegar (do not use regular or any other kind)
1 tsp sugar
4 sheets nori*

For the filling
1/2 package tempeh (4 oz) - soy
1/4 teaspoon sesame hot chili oil or to taste
1 1/2 Tablespoons vegan mayo
1 green scallion, white part removed, sliced lengthwise into narrow strips
1 Tablespoon black sesame seeds if put inside of roll, or 1/4 cup if used as coating for "inside-out"

For the rice
Prepare rice according to package instructions. It should be something like 1 1/4 cup water to 1 cup rice. Cook till rice is tender but firm, even a little dry.

Empty hot rice into a large glass bowl. Sprinkle with about rice vinegar and 1 tsp. sugar.

Fold rice gently with a large spoon or rice paddle. Rice should be moist and have a mild vinegar flavor. Cover with plastic wrap.

When rice is slightly warmer than room temperature it's ready to work with. Meanwhile prepare the filling

Steam and cover tempeh in a small saute pan with enough water to cover it till tender & not bitter (about 10 minutes).

Mash with mayo and sesame chili oil to taste.

Layer with scallion, sprinkle with sesame, or make inside out roll. If you like, use a pair of tongs to roast the nori sheets over the oven flame for 2-3 seconds.


Nikki said...


Gunter said...

Hi. Thought you might be interested in our easy method for making tempeh.
We were in business for 9 years and developed a new way to produce this great food.
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Thank you
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Debra said...

These sound delish! I have got to try this!

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