Vegan Halloween Sushi (An Adorable Halloween Treat! 🎃👻)

October 17, 2019
Getting into the spirit of Halloween, I have made some savory treats inspired by temari sushi. The vivid colors in this sushi come from the pumpkin, cucumber, and carrots. The rice and pumpkin are a comforting combination, and the vegetables keep it wholesome and light. These cute sushi balls are easy to make, chill, and serve for Halloween. Bone appetit! 💀
A plate of halloween themed sushi with pumpkin, carrot, rice, and cucumber

Vegan Halloween Sushi (An Adorable Halloween Treat! 🎃👻)

Recipe Type: Appetizers
utensils YIELDS 20-30 pieces (depending on the size of your sushi)
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  • 1 cup Japanese short grain rice
  • 1/2 Pumpkin
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1/4 cup Rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • To serve with sushi Soy Sauce
  • To serve with sushi Ginger and Wasabi (optional)
  • 1 cup Japanese short grain rice
  • 1/2 Pumpkin
  • 1 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1/4 cup Rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • To serve with sushi Soy Sauce
  • To serve with sushi Ginger and Wasabi (optional)
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Directions

1. Rinse the rice until no starch appears. Fill up the rice cooker and set to steam for the next 20-30 minutes.
2. Cut the pumpkin into chunks. Peel.
3. Place the pumpkin on baking paper and bake for 20 minutes.
4. While the pumpkin is baking, peel long, thin strips of the cucumber and carrot.
5. Mash the pumpkin finely using a fork/potato masher. When the rice is done, gradually add the salt, sugar, and rice vinegar. Then gradually mix rice into the pumpkin.
6. Form the sushi balls! Let your creativity shine 🙂 This is what I did for the themed sushi pieces:
Pumpkin (bird’s eye view): I arranged cucumber strips on a pumpkin and made leaf cut-outs from cucumber. You can place the pumpkin on cucumber strips to create a pumpkin patch 🙂
Halloween Ghost: I wrapped the pumpkin in cucumber, then added a spooky smile which I cut out from a carrot piece.
Pumpkin: Create a pumpkin patch using strips of cucumber. Add a ball of pumpkin rice. Arrange three strips of carrot on top, along with cucumber leaf slices.
Pumpkin patch: Create a rectangular shape from pumpkin rice. Weave the cucumber and carrot strips together and wrap around the rice. Add cucumber leaves to show little growing pumpkins.
Coffin: I shaped the rice into a coffin, wrapped the bottom in cucumber and added a carrot gravestone.

Also by Debbie: Vegan Halloween Double Monster Chocolate Cupcakes
Vegan Mee Goreng (Malaysian Stir Fry Noodles)
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Debbie was born in Malaysia and grew up in New Zealand. She loves writing, musicals, and living a plant based life. A digital marketer by day, she is also passionate about visual storytelling. She hopes to show that living a more sustainable and compassionate lifestyle can be simple and fun! Debbie has volunteered for social and environmental causes over the years, and interviewed Dr Jane Goodall on her 2018 world tour. Visit her Instagram @debbietan96 for snaps of delicious food and plants, and YouTube for music.

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