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Brown rice and cucumber sushi rolls recipe

These simple sushi rolls are a great treat for the kids. They're packed full of good stuff (fish, rice, avo and veggies), but they taste so good your little ones won't even realise that they're actually healthy! Quick and easy to make any night of the week.

Serving Size:

Makes 7



  • 1 1/2 cup short-grain brown rice
  • 1/4 cup red rice
  • 1/4 cup black rice
  • 4 cup water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp raw sugar
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 1 avocado (skin off, chopped)
  • 2 medium carrot (peeled, grated)
  • 2 tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 tin canned salmon
  • 1 lime (juiced)
  • 2 cucumber
  • soy sauce (*to serve)


Wash the rice under cold water until the water is clear. Place in a medium saucepan with the water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, then place the lid on the saucepan and reduce to a low simmer for 35 minutes. Remove from the heat and let the rice stand for a further 20 minutes (with the lid on). Remove the lid, gently fold through the vinegar, sugar and sesame seeds, then refrigerate.

Combine all of the remaining ingredients (except the cucumber and soy) in a bowl and put aside.

Trim the tops and bottoms of the cucumbers. Using a peeler, take away the outer green layer and then cut the cucumber in half across. Still using the peeler, shave down one side in one long go. Turn the cucumber 90 degrees and repeat. Keep this up, shaving each side of what will become a square shape, until you hit the seeds and stop. These shavings will be the outer casing of the sushi rolls.

Lay out your sushi mat with a layer of cling film on top. Lay cucumber strips lengthways along the cling film. Next arrange a layer of rice half a centimetre thick covering 2/3 of the cucumbers. Spread some filling down the centre of the rice.

Use the cling film to roll the cucumber and rice into a roll. The sushi mat is to help keep the shape. Allow these to set in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Slice the rolls 2cm thick and then remove the cling film before serving with a little soy sauce on the side.


  • Add in any additional veggies or ingredients that you or your family like - the more the merrier!
  • Be conscious when choosing your tinned salmon - only buy products that are sustainably sourced and caught (and that are dolphin-friendly).
  • This recipe was created by Adam Clements for Kidspot.

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