Rolls of homemade chicken and avocado sushi.

Thermomix Sushi

Cooking sushi rice in your Thermomix couldn’t be easier! Follow our step by step method for making perfect Thermomix sushi every time.

Pieces of sushi made in a Thermomix.

Sushi makes a simple midweek dinner, school lunch box snack or a yummy lunch alternative to a sandwich.

What You Need

  • sushi rice – this can be bought from the Asian section or the rice section of any major supermarket. I generally use SunRice brand.
  • water
  • sushi rice seasoning – this can be bought from the Asian section of the supermarket. I like to use Obento brand that is a liquid and can be bought in a glass bottle.
  • nori sheets – again, I like to use Obento brand which is available in the Asian section of the supermarket.
  • your choice of fillings – cucumber, cooked chicken, lettuce, avocado, carrot, tuna etc.
Homemade Thermomix sushi with a bottle of soy sauce in the background.

How To Cook Sushi Rice In The Thermomix

Cooking sushi rice in the Thermomix is absolutely fool-proof!

Step 1 – Weigh The Rice

Place the rice basket on top of the Thermomix and weigh in the sushi rice. Rinse under cold water.

Sushi rice in a Thermomix rice bowl.

Step 2 – Cook The Rice

Place the water into the Thermomix bowl, insert the rice basket, secure the lid and cook for 20 minutes, Varoma, Speed 4.

A Thermomix rice bowl filled with cooked sushi rice.

Step 3 – Add The Seasoning

Very carefully remove the rice basket from the Thermomix (it will be very hot!). Transfer to a large plate. Drizzle over the sushi seasoning and fluff with a fork.

White sushi rice on a plate.

Step 4 – Roll The Sushi

See below for my tips on rolling the sushi.

How To Roll Sushi

Place a sushi bamboo mat (these can be bought from the Asian section of the supermarket) onto a flat bench.

Place a nori sheet on top of the sushi mat with the rough side facing up.

A nori sheet on a bamboo mat.

Spread a thin layer of cooked sushi rice over the sheet of nori (leaving a 2cm gap at the top of the sheet – to assist with sealing).

Sushi rice on a nori sheet.

Place your filling in a thin line in the centre.

Chicken, cucumber and avocado on sushi rice on a nori sheet.

Start from the end without the gap, and roll tightly together (it takes a bit of practice).

A bamboo mat rolling a sushi roll.
A roll of sushi being rolled on a bamboo mat.

Cut into small pieces with a sharp knife and serve.

Pieces of homemade sushi being cut up on a chopping board.

Sushi Filling Suggestions

There are SO many filling options for sushi. Here’s a few of my favourites:

  • crumbed chicken and avocado
  • tuna and cucumber
  • cucumber and carrot
  • salmon and avocado
  • crab meat
  • thinly sliced beef and cucumber

Serve with soy sauce, kewpie mayonnaise, picked ginger and wasabi.

A stack of sushi with chicken and avocado on a plate.

Tips For Making Thermomix Sushi

Remove the sushi rice from the basket once cooked – if you leave the sushi rice to sit in the rice basket after the cooking time, it will become gluggy.

Transfer the rice from the rice basket to a flat plate – this allow the rice to begin to cool and also makes it easier to drizzle with the sushi seasoning and fluff with a fork.

Fluff the rice with a fork – do this gently so as to seperate the rice grains and mix through the seasoning but without squishing the rice.

Place the rolls into the fridge for an hour before cutting – this allows the rolls to set making it easier to cut and serve.

Make the night before – save yourself time and make your sushi the night before. Store in the fridge until needed.

A stack of white rice, chicken and avocado wrapped in nori leaves.

More Savoury Thermomix Snacks

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Rolls of homemade chicken and avocado sushi.

Thermomix Sushi

Cooking sushi rice in your Thermomix couldn't be easier! Follow our step by step method for making perfect Thermomix sushi every time.
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Course: healthy snacks
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: sushi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 5 rolls
Calories: 296kcal

Equipment

  • Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 400 g sushi rice
  • 950 g water
  • sushi rice seasoning to drizzle
  • nori sheets
  • your choice of fillings

Instructions

  • Place the rice basket on top of the Thermomix and weigh in the sushi rice. Rinse under cold water.
  • Place the water into the Thermomix bowl, insert the rice basket, secure the lid and cook for 20 minutes, Varoma, Speed 4.
  • Very carefully remove the rice basket from the Thermomix (it will be very hot!). Transfer the rice to a large plate. Drizzle over the sushi seasoning and fluff with a fork and allow to cool slightly.
  • Place a sushi bamboo mat (these can be bought from the Asian section of the supermarket) onto a flat bench.
  • Place a nori sheet on top of the sushi mat with the rough side facing up. Sprinkle it with a tiny amount of water.
  • Spread a thin layer of cooked sushi rice (approximately 1/2 cup) over the sheet of nori (leaving a 2cm gap at the top of the sheet – to assist with sealing) and press down with the flat side of a spoon.
  • Place your filling in a thin line in the centre. Dampen the uncovered end of the nori sheet with water.
  • Start from the end without the gap and roll tightly together (it takes a bit of practice).
  • Cut into small pieces with a sharp knife and serve.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Remove the sushi rice from the basket once cooked – if you leave the sushi rice to sit in the rice basket after the cooking time, it will become gluggy.
Transfer the rice from the rice basket to a flat plate – this allow the rice to begin to cool and also makes it easier to drizzle with the sushi seasoning and fluff with a fork.
Fluff the rice with a fork – do this gently so as to seperate the rice grains and mix through the seasoning but without squishing the rice.
Place the rolls into the fridge for an hour before cutting – this allows the rolls to set making it easier to cut and serve.
Make the night before – save yourself time and make your sushi the night before. Store in the fridge until needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

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