Vegan Sushi Bake is the perfect solution that will satisfy your sushi cravings with ease. All the classic flavors in sushi are baked until golden perfection and enjoyed with some nori and avocado.
Originally posted on September 22th, 2023. Modified on August 15th, 2023.
What is Vegan Sushi Bake?
Sushi Bake is essentially a sushi casserole usually made with spicy salmon or surimi. In this plant-based version, I used a combination of oyster mushroom and smoked tofu and marinade them in a spicy (vegan) mayo sauce!
Sushi Bake is much easier to make than traditional sushi, and fun to make and eat. If you are craving sushi but are too tired to make the rolls, this Vegan Sushi Bake is the perfect solution! It's also perfect to take to a potluck, or dinner party. This recipe is full of classic sushi flavors from the nori sheet, spicy sriracha & mayo and furikake rice seasoning!
Ingredients and substitutions
First, make the rice like with traditional sushi:
- You can use short-grained or sushi rice. Other types of white rice would also work for this recipe (jasmine or basmati).
- Cook on the stove top or in the rice cooker like you would with normal rice.
- Then season with sugar, salt and rice vinegar.
To make the Mushroom & Tofu filling, you'll need:
- Tofu: I chose regular firm tofu for this recipe
- Vegan mayonnaise
- Sesame oil
- Green onions: can swap with coriander
After baking the sushi, add optional toppings to the sushi bake for more flavors:
- Avocado slices
- Cucumber slices
- White or black sesame seeds
- A generous drizzle of vegan sriracha mayo
Other alternatives to topping are:
- Shredded nori
- Shredded carrots
How to make Vegan Sushi Bake
Thinly cut the smoked tofu, mushroom and green onion into small equal-sized pieces.
Thinly slice the tofu into cubes
Marinate the tofu cubes with the soy sauce, vegan mayo, sriracha and chopped scallions
In a baking dish, assemble the layers of the vegan sushi bake:
In a baking dish, spread the cooked rice evenly as the base layer.
Layer the marinated tofu on top of the rice.
Bake the Sushi Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the top layer turns slightly golden. Top with avocado, cucumber slices, vegan sriracha mayo and sesame seeds.
Bake the Sushi dish until golden and crispy.
Add the toppings.
How to serve this recipe?
You can serve this by scooping with a spoon or nori. Make sure to grab all the ingredients so that you can have all the flavors in that magic bite!
- Sushi Rice: If you don't have sushi rice, you can substitute it with short-grain white rice or brown rice. Keep in mind that the texture and stickiness may vary slightly.
- Rice Vinegar: If you don't have rice vinegar, you can use apple cider vinegar or white vinegar as a substitute. However, rice vinegar provides the authentic sushi flavor.
- Vegetables: Feel free to customize the vegetable fillings based on your preference. You can add ingredients like thinly sliced bell peppers, radishes, carrots or even marinated tofu for added variety.
How to Store the Vegan Sushi Bake:
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- To reheat, gently scoop out individual portions and warm them in the microwave or bake them in the oven at a low temperature until heated through.
- Keep in mind that the texture of the Vegan Sushi Bake may change slightly upon reheating, but it will still be delicious.
If you have tried my recipe, please let me know what you think by leaving me a review on this page or tagging me on Instagram @veggieanh. I would love to see your creations!Print