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DIY Kids Sushi Plate: Vegetarian

Sushi doesn’t have to be daunting. All you need is a little rice and seaweed, which we always have on hand. And veggies of your choice. It doesn’t have to be fancy either. I do like to make real sushi rolls, but sometimes this DIY kids sushi plate will suffice. Plus, it’s cute. Cutting food into shapes makes all the difference to a kid. My kid anyway. She loves it. What’s not to like, right?! Toddler-approved. Kid-approved. And grown-up approved. Yup, my husband eats this too.

DIY Panda sushi for kids and toddlers.

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Today, I went all vegetarian. I just chopped up some avocado, cucumber and seaweed. The rice I used a rice mold which you can find here. I also chopped up some mango for dessert. The fruit and veggie cutters you can find here.

DIY Panda sushi for kids and toddlers.

And the rest is up to Els. She likes to wrap up the rice and avocado in the seaweed wraps, and munch on the cucumbers at the same time. The mangos she saves for last.

DIY Panda sushi for kids and toddlers.

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Happy lunch-making!

DIY sushi plate for kids: Vegetarian


  • Brown or White Sushi Rice
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Unsalted roasted Seaweed - for the eyes and mouth
  • Roasted, salted seaweed
  • Mango (optional)


  1. Cook rice in a rice cooker until done.
  2. Scoop rice into panda rice mold and press down. Carefully press the sides of the mold to release the rice onto plate.
  3. For the eyes and mouth - use unsalted seaweed and press down into the panda mold punch.
  4. Place the seaweed pieces onto the rice. (The seaweed will stick to the rice on its own)
  5. Chop up Avocado and cucumber. Use fruit/veggie cutters into fun shapes.
  6. Cut roasted, salted seaweed into small rectangular or square shapes with scissors.
  7. Wrap rice with veggies in the seaweed and enjoy!

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