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Spicy Tempeh Rolls

Spicy Tempeh Rolls

Our tempeh is taken to another level in this simple, Hawaii-style meal. Subbing the usual ahi (tuna) and regular, cholesterol-laden mayonnaise for our wholesome tempeh and awesome vegan mayo. Smush it together inside some simple sushi rice and a nori roll and lunch is DONE!

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Spicy Tempeh Rolls
Our tempeh is taken to another level in this simple, Hawaii-style meal. Subbing the usual ahi (tuna) and regular, cholesterol-laden mayonnaise for our wholesome tempeh and awesome vegan mayo. Smush it together inside some simple sushi rice and a nori roll and lunch is DONE!
Servings
Ingredients
Sushi Rice
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • cups filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sake or mirin
Spicy Tempeh
  • ¼ cup hijiki seaweed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 each Life Foods Aloha Tempeh slightly thawed
  • ½ cup Life Foods White
  • 2 Tbsp Life Foods Banana Thai-chi Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Life Foods Superfood Furikake
  • 8 each nori sheets
Servings
Ingredients
Sushi Rice
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • cups filtered water
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sake or mirin
Spicy Tempeh
  • ¼ cup hijiki seaweed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 each Life Foods Aloha Tempeh slightly thawed
  • ½ cup Life Foods White
  • 2 Tbsp Life Foods Banana Thai-chi Hot Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Life Foods Superfood Furikake
  • 8 each nori sheets
Instructions
Sushi Rice
  1. Rinse sushi rice until water runs clear. Add to saucepan with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 20 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together vinegar, sugar and sake/mirin until sugar dissolves. Stir into rice and fold gently to incorporate. Set aside to cool.
Tempeh
  1. Add hijiki seaweed into a small bowl and cover with water. Let soak for 20 minutes, then drain off any excess water.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and toss to coat. Cook for five to ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cube tempeh and toss into pan. Stir together with onions and cook until browned, about five to ten minutes. Remove from pan. Set aside to let cool completely.
  4. Once tempeh is cool, stir in White, Banana Thai-chi, Superfood Furikake until well incorporated. Set aside.
  5. To build the sushi rolls, lay once nori wrap flat. Press a few tablespoons of rice onto the nori, then add a few tablespoons of the tempeh mixture. Roll from one corner to another. Continue with remaining nori wraps. Enjoy immediately!
Recipe Notes

Though the instructions seem long, it's all quite easy to do– you can cook the tempeh while the rice is simmering and the hijiki is soaking. If you want to skip all that, the simple tempeh mixture can be eaten as is too!

A note about the ingredients: Hijiki (sometimes called hiziki) is a strongly-flavored sea vegetable that is delicious in this recipe. You can also use arame or wakame, both of which need to be soaked before using. All sea veggies are a great source or natural iodine, fiber, and vital ocean minerals! Sake (Japanese rice wine) and mirin (non-alcoholic rice cooking wine) adds a nice flavor to the rice but it is optional.