Discover Non-Raw Fish Sushi Rolls - Savor Tradition 🍣

So, you've got a hankering for sushi, but raw fish isn't your thing? Don't worry; sushi's not just about the sashimi. There are plenty of traditional sushi rolls made without raw fish. Let's dive into some of them.

🥒 Kappamaki: Craving for a Crunchy Cucumber Roll?

Known for its refreshing and crunchy texture, the Kappamaki is a classic vegetarian roll. It's simple, consisting of sushi rice, a strip of cucumber, and wrapped in nori (seaweed). You can learn how to make this roll with our sushi making guide.

🍳 Tamagoyaki: Sweet Tooth for a Sweet Egg Roll, Anyone?

Another non-fish option is the Tamagoyaki. This roll is made by rolling up a sweet, thick Japanese omelette and sushi rice in a sheet of nori. The egg is slightly sweet and balances well with the tanginess of the sushi rice. A perfectly cooked sushi rice is key here.

🥦 Yasai: Ready for a Veggie Adventure in a Roll?

For those who prefer a variety of flavors and textures, the Yasai roll is a great choice. It typically includes several different vegetables like avocado, cucumber, and pickled radish. This roll is a staple in vegetarian sushi roll recipes.

Yasai Roll Recipe

You will need:

  • sushi riceSushi rice
  • nori sheetsNori sheets
  • sliced avocadoAvocado
  • julienned cucumberCucumber
  • julienned pickled radishPickled radish


  1. Prepare sushi rice as per packet instructions.
  2. Lay a nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat.
  3. Spread a thin layer of sushi rice on the nori sheet.
  4. Place slices of avocado, cucumber, and pickled radish on the rice.
  5. Roll the sushi tightly using the bamboo mat.
  6. Slice the sushi roll into bite-sized pieces.


This Yasai roll is a great vegetarian option and is also perfect for those who are not comfortable with consuming raw fish. Feel free to experiment with other vegetables you like.

Learn more about 🌱 Yasai Roll Recipe or discover other recipes.


  • Sushi rice
  • Nori sheets
  • Avocado (sliced)
  • Cucumber (julienned)
  • Pickled radish (julienned)


  1. Prepare sushi rice following the instructions in our guide.
  2. Place a sheet of nori on a sushi mat, spread a thin layer of sushi rice on the nori.
  3. Place the sliced avocado, cucumber, and pickled radish on the rice.
  4. Roll the sushi using the mat, apply a little water to the edge of the nori to seal the roll.
  5. Cut the roll into bite-sized pieces.

Now that we've gone through the steps of preparing a Yasai Roll, let's take a look at a video demonstration to help visualize the process.

Now that you've learned how to make a Yasai Roll, let's move on to the next type of sushi roll, the Uramaki (Inside-Out Roll).

🍣 Uramaki: Fancy Trying an Inside-Out Roll? It's Easier Than You Think!

The Uramaki or inside-out roll is a popular choice for those new to sushi. The rice is on the outside of the roll, making it less intimidating for sushi beginners. It can be filled with anything, but common fillings include avocado, cucumber, and crab stick (which is cooked).

Let's dive into the process of rolling your own Uramaki. Don't be intimidated, it's easier than you think!

Mastering the Art of Uramaki: The Inside-Out Roll

Ingredients for Uramaki laid out on a table
Prepare Your Ingredients
First things first, gather your ingredients. You'll need sushi rice, nori sheets, and your chosen fillings. For a traditional Uramaki, consider avocado, cucumber, and crab stick.
Sushi rice being spread on a nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat
Spread the Rice
Lay your nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat, then spread your sushi rice evenly over the nori. Remember, with Uramaki, the rice is on the outside!
Flipped nori sheet with rice facing down on a bamboo sushi mat
Flip It Over
Once your rice is spread, flip the nori sheet over so the rice is facing down. This is the 'inside-out' part of the Uramaki roll.
Filling being placed on the center of the nori sheet
Add the Fillings
Now it's time to add your fillings. Lay them along the center of the nori sheet. Don't overfill it, or it'll be difficult to roll.
Hands using a bamboo sushi mat to roll the Uramaki
Roll It Up
Using your bamboo sushi mat, gently roll the sushi into a tight roll. Take your time, and make sure the roll is even.
Uramaki roll being sliced into pieces
Slice and Serve
Finally, using a sharp knife, slice your Uramaki into bite-sized pieces. And voila, you've made your own Uramaki sushi roll!

Learn more about 🍣 Mastering the Art of Uramaki: The Inside-Out Roll or discover other guides.

And there you have it! With these steps, you've mastered the art of the Uramaki roll. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't be discouraged if your first few attempts don't turn out perfect. Keep at it, and soon you'll be a sushi-rolling pro!

So, there you have it. Sushi without raw fish is not only possible but delicious and varied. With a bit of practice, anyone can learn how to roll sushi and create their own vegetarian sushi rolls at home. Enjoy!

Test Your Sushi Knowledge

Test your knowledge about traditional sushi rolls that don't include raw fish. Let's see how much you know!

Learn more about Test Your Sushi Knowledge 🍣 or discover other quizzes.

  1. What's the main ingredient in a Kappamaki roll?
    1. Cucumber
    2. Salmon
    3. Tuna
  2. What's wrapped on the outside of an Uramaki roll?
    1. Nori
    2. Sushi Rice
    3. Fillings

Let's delve deeper into the world of sushi rolls that don't include raw fish. We've already touched upon Kappamaki and Uramaki rolls, but there are many more to explore.

As you can see, there are plenty of sushi roll options that don't include raw fish. Whether you're a vegetarian, new to sushi, or simply not a fan of raw fish, you can still enjoy the art of sushi.

Benjamin Cohen
Food writing, Sushi tasting, Flavor profiling

Benjamin Cohen is a food writer from Tel Aviv, Israel. He has a knack for describing flavors and textures, making his sushi reviews a must-read for sushi lovers.