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Sushi sandwich with smoked salmon and fried tofu

In this recipe, you'll learn to make a delicious smoked salmon and tofu sandwich. Tofu and salmon are easy-to-find ingredients and are healthy for you too! Tofu is naturally gluten-free and a great source of calcium and iron. 125g of tofu has only 95 calories. Smoked salmon contains lots of vitamin D, vitamin B-6, and magnesium.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Sushi
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 250kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $6


  • 4 cups short-grain rice
  • 4 large nori sheets
  • ounces smoked salmon
  • 2 blocks tofu
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • ounces sugar
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ounce cornstarch
  • ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 180 ml cold water
  • 1 handful of chopped chives
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Soy sauce


Preparing the rice

  • Before you start putting your sandwich together, you must cook the rice. Cook your sushi rice for about 20 minutes in a pressure cooker. The rice should be firm. Once the water evaporates completely, your rice is ready.
  • In a large bowl, mix 1 tbsp salt, sugar, and vinegar, and heat up the mixture in the microwave for 1 minute, or until the sugar melts.
  • Pour this mixture over the cooked rice and mix well.
  • Allow sushi rice to cool to room temperature. It's much easier to mold the rice once it's cooler.

Preparing the fillings

  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg, flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and 1 tbsp salt.
  • Slowly mix in the cold water and stir.
  • Slice the tofu into small strips and marinate it in this batter.
  • Heat the canola oil and fry for a few minutes on each side until crispy and golden.
  • Cut up all your filling ingredients and put them in small bowls.

Assembling the sushi sandwich

  • Lay down your plastic wrap on the flat surface you're using and place 4 nori sheets in a square shape.
  • Place ½ a cup of your cooked rice in the center of the seaweed and lay it out in a diamond shape. Use moist hands or a moist rice paddle to make sure the rice isn't sticky.
  • Spread out the cream cheese onto your rice evenly, as this is your base layer.
  • Add all of your fillings in layers in this order: tofu, salmon, avocado, cucumber, and chives. Make sure that you don't overstuff your sandwich, as it can lose its shape.
  • Add another ½ cup of rice on top of your fillings and maintain that diamond shape to cover all the fillings. Make sure to pat lightly and avoid thick chunks of rice.
  • Use the plastic wrap to pull 1 edge of the nori sheet towards the middle of the rice and press down hard to make the seaweed and rice stick together.
  • Repeat the same step for the opposite corner.
  • Now fold the other 2 corners towards the middle and seal them using the plastic wrap.
  • Press lightly to seal the nori sheet and rice.
  • Your finished sandwich should look like a square package that can be cut into two triangles.


1 serving of this sandwich contains about 250 calories, so it's a healthy option for sandwich lovers looking to skip out on bread.
For this recipe, you need some plastic wrap to lay down on your cutting board or flat surface.
The sandwich will be made and wrapped with the help of this plastic wrap.
If you want to make your work easier, try a special sushi sandwich-making device that'll help you fold the sandwich just right every time.


Calories: 250kcal