Vegetarian Spicy “Tuna” Roll

I’ve made a vegetarian spicy tuna recipe before, but this was before I came to the realization that I could actually make real sushi and not just an ugly looking handroll.  So here is an update of this recipe.

If you’re skeptical of fake “meat” don’t be put off by the title.  It doesn’t taste anything like fish, but it has the same sauce essentially as spicy tuna.  It was taste tested and approved by a fake meat hater.



  • Homemade Mayo
  • 4 Green Onions chopped
  • 1 C Brown Rice Cooked (short grain works best!)
  • 1 can Garbanzo Beans
  • Sriracha – about 2 T (taste and adjust for heat)
  • Sheets of Nori
  • Still warm – Cooked Short Grain Brown Rice
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Broccoli chopped roughly
  • Cucumber, cut long and the width of a french fry


  1. In a blender, combine Mayo, Garbanzo Beans and Sriracha.  You want a nice thick mixture so don’t blend too much.  It’s nice to actually have chunks of garbanzo beans in the mixture still.
  2. Transfer to another bowl and fold in green onions.
  3. Take your cooked brown rice and fold in about half a tablespoon of Rice Vinegar and a bit of salt. Then flatten onto your nori shit evenly. Leave a bit of room at the top to seal your roll.
  4. Towards the middle, lay down a good amount of your spicy ‘tuna’ mixture, then cucumber and broccoli.  Wet the exposed piece of Nori (that you left rice off of) with a bit of vinegar or water.
  5. Roll up your sushi, cut and enjoy!

If you’re unfamiliar or inexperienced making sushi, I would suggest looking at a tutorial or video first! There are a ton already in existence, so I didn’t feel the need to regurgitate the same info.  If you are intimidated by sushi, don’t be! It’s so much easier than it looks and is an amazingly easy food to make, and holds well for leftovers!  I always make double what I want, and save half for lunch the next day.