The Dinner Planner


DIY Folded Sushi

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Servings 4


  • 10 nori sheets
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 425 grams tinned tuna - drained
  • 2 tbsp kewpie
  • ¼ lettuce - cos or igeburg, cut into squares
  • 2 carrots - peeled into strips or grated
  • 1 cucumber - peeled into strips or julienned
  • 1 avocado - sliced
  • soy sauce - to serve



  • Cook the sushi rice as per packet instructions. Transfer to a glass container, add sushi seasoning.

Folded Sushi

  • Place the drained tuna and kewpie in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and combine well.
  • Place the lettuce, carrot, cucumber and avocado on a large platter. Pop the rice in bowls.

To Serve/Assemble

  • Place all the ingredients on the table with scissors to cut the nori sheets (or precut them)
  • Grab a nori sheet and pop it on a plate. Make a cut in the nori halfway along the sheet and halfway up.
  • Using 4 quadrants, place the rice in one, lettuce and tuna in another, vegetables in one and avocado in the last (or however you like).
  • Now it's time to fold. Fold one side (that is cut) upwards onto another. Then to the right on top of the other and lastly down. Compress it together tightly and then cut in half.
  • ** if you would like to add another layer of nori between the first 2 layers, cut some sheets of nori in quarters and add to the platter. Top the first layer with nori before folding.

Tips and Variations

VEGETARIAN - make an egg omelette and cut into squares
PREP AHEAD -  Pre-cook sushi rice
INGREDIENT SWAPS - You can really make this with any ingredients you like.
Swap the tuna for chicken or beef (could even marinate in some teriyaki sauce before cooking). 
For the vegetables, try grated beetroot or snow pea sprouts. 


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5782IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg

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