These Pink Oyster Mushroom Maki Rolls are the perfect pretty dinner/lunch to treat yourself, your friends or family to! The beautiful pink is achieved with natural coloring from pink pitaya. Alternatively you could be a bit more creative and opt for 3-4 different colors to make rainbow maki rolls, but that’s only if you’re feeling a bit extra!
Pink Oyster Mushroom Maki Rolls [Vegan]
For the Pink Rice:
- 8 3/4 ounces sushi rice
- 3 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pink pitaya powder
For the Filling:
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon mirin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 10 1/2 ounces oyster mushrooms, chopped
- 1 carrot, julienned
- 1 cucumber julienned
- 1 avocado, sliced
- purple cabbage, sliced
- 6 nori sheets
- black sesame seeds
- Prepare the sushi rice according to instructions on the package.
- Add the rice vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pitaya powder and combine well. Set aside and let cool down.
- For the oyster mushroom filling, place all marinade ingredients into a bowl and whisk together.
- Add in the oyster mushrooms and use your hands to coat them evenly in the marinade.
- Heat a sauce pan over medium heat and add the mushrooms. Fry the mushrooms for 5-8 minutes until they become dark brown and chewy.
- Prepare the veggies as instructed.
- Take out a nori sheet place it on a bamboo mat, place 3-5 tbsp of rice (depending on desired thickness) on the sheet and use your hands or a rice spatular to evenly press it down. Place the fillings inside and carefully start rolling your maki rolls
- Repeat this step until all your ingredients are gone. Use a sharp knife to cut the maki roll into pieces and serve on a platter with soy sauce!
You'll need a bamboo mat for rolling.