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How To Make Easy Sushi Rolls for You and Your Kids

Did you know that making sushi rolls is super easy? It looks daunting I know, but if you deconstruct it, like most things, it’s not as daunting as you think. You can use any filling you like, and just put it all together like so. Here, I used avocado and cucumber to make a super easy sushi roll for my daughter. It’s also Friday, so it was the only thing I had left in my fridge. Time to grocery shop, I know. In any case, just take a look at how simple this is below.

How to make easy cucumber and avocado sushi rolls.

If you have a rice cooker at home, then it’s even easier. All you need to do is make some white/brown or mixed rice and you’re halfway there. Make sure to always use sushi rice which is stickier and in my opinion tastier, too.

Make your own vegetarian sushi rolls for the kids and the whole family.

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Here are the 2 items you will need:

Rice cooker
Sushi rolling mat/kit

If you don’t have a rice cooker, you can also cook rice in a pot on the stove.

I tend to mix up what I put in my rolls. Usually, I make all vegetarian, like avocados, cucumber, carrots and spinach. But I also like to put in baked salmon or any kind of fish, crab meat, and tuna too. The options are pretty endless. Here’s a link to another easy¬†sushi roll¬† I made with detailed instructions on it also.

In short, all I’m saying, is give it a try! I’m telling you, it’s not as hard as you think. And it’s a fun way to get your kids in the kitchen too! For the heart shaped avocados, I used these vegetable cutters and I love them. I especially like making these for my little one’s lunch. For more lunchbox inspiration, click on the side under ‘categories’ ‘bento lunchbox!’

Easy Avocado Cucumber Roll

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


Easy Avocado Cucumber Roll


  • White or Brown Sushi Rice
  • Dry unsalted roasted seaweed
  • Avocado
  • Cucumber
  • Sesame seeds
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Soy sauce


  1. Cook the rice in a rice cooker or in a pot according to instructions until fully cooked.
  2. Depending on how many rolls you want to make - scoop out rice into a mixing bowl and let cool.
  3. Add a little bit of rice wine vinegar, salt and sesame seeds into the rice (for about a cup of rice, I would add about 1tsp of vinegar, pinch of salt and generously sprinkle sesame seeds.)
  4. Slice cucumber (cutting out the middle wet part) and avocado evenly.
  5. Lay the roasted seaweed flat on top of the sushi rolling mat.
  6. Spread rice evenly onto the seaweed only half way (wet fingers to mash it down without it sticking to your hands).
  7. Layer the cucumber and avocado on top.
  8. Take both the rolling mat and seaweed and start rolling tightly until it gets to the end.
  9. Seal with a little bit of water at the end (like sealing an envelope.) I take a little water on the tip of my finger and glide it across the top end of the seaweed.
  10. With a sharp knife, slice into even sliced rolls. Or just eat as is dipped in soy sauce!

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How to make easy cucumber and avocado sushi rolls.


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