Asian Persuasion

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I tend to find a recipe I like and then eat nothing but that for months at a time. Befittingly, I have been ordering a sushi burrito from down the street every day for both lunch and dinner and subsequently racking up a small fortune in my Takeout category on Mint (if you don't already use this I highly recommend). I finally came to my senses and realized that in 30 minutes I could save myself ~$200 per week and just make these myself. Here you go:

YOU WILL NEED (makes 6):

For the sushi rice:

  • 2 cups white rice

  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar

  • 1/4 cup cane sugar

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

For the filling:

  • Large nori rolls

  • 3 heads broccoli

  • 1 red onion (I buy mine pre-chopped so I'm assuming this is how much. Or just buy it pre-chopped)

  • 1/2 purple cabbage

  • 2 small tomatoes

  • 1-2 heads Butter lettuce

  • 1 - 1/2 large avocado

  • 1 bunch mint

  • 1 bunch basil


  • Sushi mat (optional)

  • Wax paper to hold it together


  • Honestly I usually just buy my rice pre-cooked, but it was actually very easy! Boil water, add rice, cover.


  • While your rice is cooking heat together the rice vinegar, sugar, and oil until the sugar dissolves. Add your cooked rice and stir until it's cooled (about 5 minutes).


  • Chop your broccoli, onion, cabbage, tomatoes, mint, basil


  • Place a nori roll on a piece of wax paper, add rice, lettuce, vegetable mixture, and a few slices of avo


  • Rolllllllllll!


  • Twist the wax paper on the ends to hold in your burrito.

  • Slice in half and enjoy!