Vegan No Rice Sushi (Millet Recipe)

Vegan sushi rolls are very easy to make and they can be a wonderful healthy snack or even a full meal. Our recipe is unique: we show you how to make plant-based sushi without rice. Instead of rice we are using millet. If you have not included millet in your diet yet, then take a look at health benefits that millet has to offer. And if you have no idea how to cook it (and make it taste great!), then this vegan sushi recipe is a great place to start.

This recipe is also a part of our Pregnancy Meal Plan , as it shows you how to add some seaweed, and hence iodine without eating fish, to your diet.


For sushi millet:

  • 1 cup millet, soaked
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of liquid sweetener (honey/maple syrup/coconut syrup)
  • 1 tbsp of sesame oil (optional)
  • salt to taste

For rolls filling:

  • 2 carrots / “vegan salmon” (see below)
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • dried tomatoes, mushrooms
  • 1 avocado
  • roasted sesame seeds
  • 4 nori sheets

For “vegan salmon”:

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp of vinegar
  • 1 tsp liquid sweetener
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil and sesame seeds (optional)
  • salt to taste


Step 1.  Combine millet and water in a pot, and boil at low to medium flame until all water is absorbed, for about 15 minutes. Let it cool down.

Step 2. After millet cools down, mix it together with balsamic vinegar, oil (if using), sweetener and salt. While mixing, slightly mash millet as well.

Step 3. Prepare the filling for your sushi: cut all ingredients in long stripes.

Step 4. Take a nori sheet and spread the millet on top, about 0.5 cm thick. Arrange vegetables on top, on one sie of the sheet. Keep at least 1 cm on the sides free, so that you can roll it easily.

Step 5. Roll the nori sheet and cut into thick pieces. Enjoy with soya sauce.

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