Recently I decided to try my hand at the viral sushi wrap hack that has been making waves across the internet. As an avid sushi lover, I’ve always enjoyed the meticulous art of sushi-making, yet the process can be quite time-consuming. So, when I came across this hack that promised all the flavor and texture of sushi but in a fraction of the time, I was intrigued. Although far from traditional, after one bite, I was hooked. It was so delightful that it has been on my lunch menu rotation ever since.
The magic of this sushi wrap hack lies in the ingenious combination of traditional sushi ingredients and a quick assembly technique. It uses the familiar flavors of sushi – the seaweed, sushi rice, and the varied fillings, but instead of the traditional rolling and slicing you assemble and fold – much like a wrap.
I’ve experimented with this recipe using just the nori sheet but found that adding a rice paper roll not only gives it a textural contrast but also strengthens the structure of the wrap, making it easier to handle.
The beauty of this hack is that it is incredibly versatile. You can fill your sushi wrap with virtually anything you like. For this recipe, I’ve used a simple peanut tofu, which is marinated in a flavorful mixture of tamari, sriracha, rice vinegar, maple syrup, and peanut butter. The tofu adds not only a good dose of plant-based protein but also a complex flavor that beautifully complements the other ingredients.
However, if you want to mix things up a bit, feel free to play around with different flavors. I’ve also enjoyed adding hoisin sauce to my wrap for an extra umami punch.
Why This Recipe Works
Easy and Quick: Simple steps, ready in minutes.
Nutrient-Rich: Packed with vitamins and minerals (especially rich in calcium) and 20 g of protein per wrap.
Versatile: Easily adaptable with different fillings.
Flavorful: Bursting with fresh, zesty tastes.
Begin by combining all the tofu marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Ensure the tofu is well-coated in the marinade and let it sit to absorb the flavors for up to overnight. When ready to assemble, bake the tofu in the air fryer at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 15 minutes or in a conventional oven at 400 degrees F (200 C) for 20 minutes. Soak the rice paper roll in lukewarm water for about 5 seconds, then lay it on a clean, dry surface, covering it with a nori sheet. Arrange your fillings on the nori sheet, placing sushi rice, tofu, avocado, and cucumber in designated areas. Add final touches by drizzling sriracha and sprinkling sesame seeds and sliced spring onions over the fillings. Fold the wrap, beginning from the bottom side and following the order of the fillings and enjoy!
Nori Sheets: Rich in iodine.
Rice: Use short-grain sushi rice.
Avocado: Provides healthy fats and creaminess.
Cucumber: Adds a refreshing taste and crunch.
Can I make these wraps ahead of time? Yes, they can be prepared a few hours in advance.
Are these sushi wraps kid-friendly? Absolutely, they’re fun and easy for kids to eat. If the rice paper makes it a bit too chewy, skip it and put less filling inside the nori.
Variations and Tips
Spicy Kick: Add sriracha or chili flakes for heat.
Sweet Element: Include mango slices for a sweet twist.
Experiment: Try different veggies for varied flavors of marinated tofu, like teriyaki.
Why You’ll Love These Sushi Wraps
Peanut Tofu Ingredients
- 300 g tofu, sliced
- 1.5 tbsp tamari
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 0.5 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
Sushi Wraps Ingredients
- 3 nori sheet
- 3 rice paper sheet
- ½ cup cooked sushi rice
- ½ avocado, sliced
- 12 slices cucumber
- 3 tbsp sliced spring onions
- 1.5 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp sriracha
- Combine all the tofu marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in the tofu, ensuring it’s well-coated in the marinade. Allow it to sit and absorb all the flavors for up to overnight.
- When you’re ready to assemble your sushi wraps, bake the tofu in the air fryer at 350 degrees F (180 C) for 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can bake it in a conventional oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees F/200 C.
- Begin by soaking the rice paper roll in lukewarm water for about 5 seconds. Lay the softened rice paper roll on a clean, dry surface, and then cover it with the nori sheet.
- Arrange your fillings on the nori sheet. Place the sushi rice on the bottom left side, tofu on the top left side, avocado on the top right side, and cucumber on the bottom right side.
- Add the final touches by drizzling sriracha across your fillings and sprinkling over the sesame seeds and sliced spring onions.
- Fold your wrap, beginning with the bottom side and following the order of the fillings.
- Take a moment to appreciate your creation before digging in. Enjoy!