Quick & Easy Mango Sushi


I had some perfectly ripe mangos laying around and I wasn’t sure how to incorporate them in my meals… when I thought about my high school days when my friends and I would visit an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant after school. Despite the lack of freshness and originality of the restaurant (that is another story), all three of us were obsessed with the *mango sushi*. There is something about the freshness and boldness of a mango that really works with nori and rice. So, I decided to recreate those rice rolls! I tried to use healthier ingredients (I decided to ditch the plant-based mayo) and tried to make it more simple. I was finished with my rolls in 10 minutes…and I am slow in the kitchen. Hope you enjoy this simple recipe!




Makes 1 portion (619 calories)

  • 1/2 cup of dry sushi rice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 3 sheets of toasted nori
  • Half a cucumber, cut in thin strips
  • Half of a yellow pepper (or any type of bell pepper), cut in thin strips
  • 1 ripe mango, cut into strips


  • Cook the sushi rice according to the instructions on the bag or by adding the dry rice, salt and the rice vinegar to a boiling pot of 1 cup of water and letting it simmer until it is done (or use a rice cooker like I do). Set aside.
  • Using a spoon (that you can dip in water, to facilitate), scoop out the rice and equally distribute it to a nori sheet. Leave about 3 cm on each end with no rice.
  • Place the mango, cucumber and bell pepper in the middle of the nori sheet.
  • Wet the ends of the nori with no rice. Using your hands, roll into a cylinder. This part doesn’t need to be perfect. As long as it resembles a sushi, it works!
  • Cut the roll into strips (or eat as a sushi burrito if you prefer).
  • Repeat the steps with the additional 2 sheets of nori.
  • Enjoy!

For those of you that have never made a sushi before, I will link a video. It is more simple to see someone do it than read about how to do it. I personally do not use a mat, it is not really needed, but feel free to use one!


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Patricia Roca

Why is life worth living? That’s a very good question. Well, there are certain things I guess that make it worthwhile. Like what? Okay, for me, I would say, dogs, post cards, cafés, hats (especially berets), Paris, stationary, soy lattes, Les Miserables, string lights, and barrettes.

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