by Michael Baumgärtner


Photograph of Tofu-Paprika-Nigiri

These modern vegetarian Nigiri-zushi are a little bit more complex to make, because tofu and pepper are roasted first.



  • 1 half-sized seaweed sheet
  • 1 portion Sushi rice
  • ½ green pepper
  • ½ garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 120 g tofu
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce


Wash and clean green pepper, then cut into thin slices. Peel the skin off the garlic clove and slice finely. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a pan and roast garlic and pepper while stirring. Set aside and let cool off. Cut tofu into 8 pieces and roast with the rest of the oil. Take off heat and pour soy sauce, let cool off also. Form 8 Nigiri-zushi with rice, a piece of tofu and pepper. Cut 8 small strips out of the seaweed and wrap around the Nigiri-zushi.