Avocado Carrot Sushi Rolls

by Marla on March 12, 2014 · 21 comments

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Looking for something simple, fun & healthy to serve your family? How about a great meal for your nutrient packed lunchbox? (Yes, for any kids in your life, your hubs, girlfriend, boyfriend or YOU!)

These Avocado Carrot Sushi Rolls will take you only minutes to prepare & they have a unique twist to make the rice orange, which my kids found fascinating by the way.

Let’s see what it is…

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I am partnering up with the Green Giant® to bring you this super unique, healthy & tasty vegetable purée called Veggie Blend InsTM

Isn’t this guy adorable? He’s my new bestie…

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We could all use more vegetables in the course of a day right? I sure could! My kids…they really could. Green Giant® is teaming up with cookbook author Jessica Seinfeld (Deceptively Delicious) to help your family eat more veggies.

This sushi was very easy to prepare. My kiddos crave avocado rolls all the time.

Avocado Carrot Vegetable Sushi Rolls | FamilyFreshCooking.com

They were begging to go out for sushi on a school night & I had to say no way. Instead I came up with this recipe & they loved it!

They enjoyed the “carrot rice” twist & did not complain at all about this healthy twist on dinner. Typically they just have the avocado roll with white rice, wrapped up in nori. I got to sneak in the carrots! Which made my life way easier & them very happy.

Each variety box (what you see in my photos) comes with 3 all natural, pure veggie flavors in super convenient pouches. Vegetables include carrot, butternut squash & spinach. There are endless uses for them in recipes, both sweet & savory.

Avocado Carrot Vegetable Sushi Rolls | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Now there are no excuses not to eat your veggies! This will up your servings per day big time. Use these pouches for soups, chili, in muffins, cakes, cookies, mac & cheese. Don’t be shy when experimenting. The recipe list is endless!

Veggie Blend InsTM are easy to find on Amazon.com. Which means you can click, buy & have this shipped right to your door. Love that! Can’t wait for you to try this sushi & to hear what recipes you come up with.

Avocado Carrot Vegetable Sushi Rolls | FamilyFreshCooking.com


Avocado Carrot Sushi Rolls

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 2 Vegetable Sushi Rolls

Avocado Carrot Sushi Rolls


  • 1 cup dry Sushi Rice (cook to package directions, let cool)
  • 2 Sheets Nori (Dried Seaweed)
  • 1 pouch Green Giant® Carrot Veggie Blend InsTM (try the squash & spinach too!)
  • 1 ripe Avocado, cut into strips (dip in lemon juice so it does not brown)
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sea Salt
  • Gluten Free Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • You will also need
  • Bamboo Roller
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Sharp Chefs Knife


  • Combine 1/2 of the cooked rice with the carrot Veggie Blend InsTM, season with a little bit of sea salt. Leave the additional rice white.
  • Cover your bamboo sushi roller with plastic wrap (this will keep it clean & prevent sticking.) Place a sheet of Nori, rough side up on the bamboo roller. Layer on carrot rice (about 1/4 inch thick) & white rice (or just the carrot rice.) Place 1/2 of the avocado stripes in the middle. Leave some room at the bottom edge of the seaweed for sealing.
  • From the top carefully roll the sushi towards you. Press gently as you roll, continue until you have a firm sushi. Repeat for the second roll. Place sushi on a cutting board. Cut 6 slices from each roll, cleaning the knife blade each slice so you get a clean cut. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the top. Serve with soy sauce or gluten free Tamari soy sauce.
  • Tips for cooking sushi rice
  • [http://www.ingorohloff.de/sushi.html]
  • [http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/sushi-rice-recipe.html]
  • Tips for rolling sushi
  • [http://www.wikihow.com/Roll-Sushi]

Vegetable Sushi Recipe Links

Disclosure: I work with General Mills to bring tasty food, ingredients and recipes to your table. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 12, 2014 at 3:29 am

They’re PERFECT! Like total restaurant quality! You could become a sushi chef :) pinned!


2 Marla March 12, 2014 at 9:07 am

Ahhhhh, Averie, you always know how to make a gal feel great. Thank you!!


3 Katrina @ WVS March 12, 2014 at 6:27 am

These rolls look perfect!! So yummy!


4 Julie @ Table for Two March 12, 2014 at 7:01 am

Ahh that little green giant figurine is so cute!!! The sushi looks incredible – great job at this homemade version! I have yet to conquer that! It’s one of my favorite dishes, ever.


5 Marla March 12, 2014 at 9:24 am

Isn’t he? Almost took him to Switzerland with me to take pics of in front of the Matterhorn. Would have been hilarious!


6 Maria March 12, 2014 at 8:01 am

Fun recipe!


7 Heather Christo March 12, 2014 at 8:10 am

I am the biggest fan of “sneaking” veggie puree’s into my kids food and practice it regularly! I love the idea of putting into the sushi roll- in fact my kids would love to make homemade sushi, why have I never done that!?


8 Marla March 12, 2014 at 9:25 am

My kids have a great time making homemade sushi. Sometimes being a little sneaky isn’t all that bad, eh?!


9 ami@naivecookcooks March 12, 2014 at 8:18 am

Wow, looks great! Never used vegetable puree before..wonder how it tastes!


10 Marla March 12, 2014 at 9:26 am

It’s a nice, subtle flavor. Hopefully you can give it a whirl soon!


11 Kirsten March 12, 2014 at 9:30 am

What a lovely creative way to show this product. Well done! My kids love sushi, and I love how I can add the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share veggies to our meals.


12 Marla March 12, 2014 at 10:27 am

Now that is a wonderful idea!! Love when we can use as many veggies as possible in our meals :) Great that you have that farm share too!


13 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 12, 2014 at 10:48 am

These rolls are so fun, the perfect way to sneak in extra veggies!


14 Marla March 12, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Thanks Laura! Anything to get in those veggies :)


15 Sommer @ASpicyPerspective March 12, 2014 at 11:03 am

I see this sushi in my future! Great recipe! Love the cute little green giant in your pictures!


16 Marla March 12, 2014 at 10:59 pm

Thanks Sommer!!


17 Tieghan March 12, 2014 at 9:07 pm

These are so cute! What a great and super fun idea!


18 Meredith March 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm

So much fun & delicious!


19 Aqiyl Aniys March 23, 2014 at 6:28 pm

These are beautiful looking sushi roles. Thank you for the recipe.


20 Tina March 31, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Wow, they look great. I love the ideas with the carrots, will try that soon. :)


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