Vegan Onigirazu

make your own colorful sushi sandwich to be the envy of all who see it

A white person's hands hold a vegan onigirazu sandwich, with layers of white sushi rice, a brown peanut dressing, and colorful tofu and vegetable strips wrapped in a sheet of black nori seaweed.
Goal muscle_building
Total time 30 mins
Difficulty Easy
Nutritional value (per portion)
kcal 365
Protein 16 g
Fat 9 g
Ingredients …

3 Persons

You will need

For the onigirazu:
200 g sushi rice
100 g smoked tofu
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 cooked red beet
30 g carrots
30 g cucumber
3 sheets nori seaweed
1 avocado
1 handful lettuce
15 g pickled radishes

For the dressing:
2 tbsp Peanut Butter
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1 tbsp Zitronensaft
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp water
optional sesame seeds, soy sauce, fresh cilantro (coriander leaves), red chili flakes

Vegan Onigirazu

make your own colorful sushi sandwich to be the envy of all who see it

By: Anne-Sophie Hoffman
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to always have the best-looking lunchbox in the office (whenever we return to offices!) – then this vegan onigirazu recipe is not to be missed. This sandwich variation from Japan is packed with colors and topped generously. It’ll turn heads in the office, and more importantly, give you the power you need to start your new year right.


  • Cook the sushi rice according to the instructions on its packaging.
  • Add the rice wine vinegar and salt to the cooked rice. Fold gently but thoroughly to mix. Set aside until fully cooled.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the peanut dressing. Whisk until they blend into a creamy texture.
  • Spread the nori sheets on a flat, dry surface. They crack very easily, so be gentle with them!
  • Spread 1-2 tbsp of sushi rice out on each sheet of nori. Lay the smoked tofu next to the rice.
  • Cut the carrots, beet, and cucumbers into matchsticks. Halve the avocado. Remove the pit by (VERY CAREFULLY) gently hitting into it with a large knife. When the knife sticks, pull it out and the pit will come with it. Now slice the avocado into thin slices, and remove from each half of the skin by scooping underneath them with a spoon.
  • Distribute all the ingredients over the top of the smoked tofu so they look nice. If you want, garnish with fresh cilantro (coriander leaves), chili flakes, and sesame seeds.
  • Finally, top the rice with the peanut dressing. Then close your sushi sandwich. Do this by folding up the rice-covered sides of the nori, then pressing everything together.
    Veganes Onigirazu Sandwich
  • Serve with extra peanut dressing and soy sauce on the side.
    Veganes Onigirazu Sandwich
  • Enjoy!
Our tip Vegan Onigirazu

Our tip: Turn your onigirazu sushi sandwich into a sushi bowl

If you can't imagine eating sushi without using chopsticks, turn this one into a bowl. Leave out the nori sheets and turn your onigirazu into a sushi bowl. Just layer everything like in our Sushi Salad!
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