I’m sure by now you have all seen the unicorn craze going on (or at least that Unicorn Frappuccino all over Instagram), as well as the sushi donut trend started by the talented blogger @sobeautifullyreal. We are loving all of the beautiful creations we are seeing on Instagram, and we decided to create something of our own. We merged these two trends and brought these Unicorn Sushi Donuts to life.
The best part? These don’t contain any questionable dyes but are colored with natural ingredients: beet sauerkraut juice, turmeric, and e3 Live.
We had a lot of fun make this recipe, and can’t wait to see all of your recreations! Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan, we love to see your photos!
Vegan + Oil-free Unicorn Sushi Donuts that will both satisfy your eyes and your tastebuds, plus it is easy to make!
1 cup sushi rice
1 1/2 cup water
1 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon salt
Unicorn Sushi Rice
1 1/2 cups sushi rice, divided into 3 bowls
1 tablespoon beet sauerkraut juice or beet juice
1/2–1 tablespoon E3 Live (or 1/3 teaspoon spirulina)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2–1 avocado, cut into thin slices
2 tablespoons chipotle mayo (store bought or oil-free recipe below)
Sesame seeds, to garnish + any other toppings of choice
Oil-free Chipotle “Mayo” *
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
2 tablespoons adobo sauce, from can of chipotle peppers in adobo
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt + more to taste
1/2-1 tbsp avocado, cut into thin slices extra virgin
2 tablespoons chipotle mayo (store bought or oil-free recipe below) extra virgin
1 tbsp Sesame seeds, to garnish extra virgin
1 tbsp + any other toppings of choice extra virgin
To serve (optional): soy sauce and nori squares
Rinse the sushi rice in a fine sieve until the water is clear, about 2-3 times. Place the rice into a rice cooker or a medium pot with the water and allow it to soak for 30 minutes.
Add rice in a rice cooker or stovetop. To cook rice stovetop: bring soaked rice to a boil, then cover with a lid and simmer on for 20 minutes. Once cooked in either the pot or rice cooker, remove from heat (with lid on!) and let it stand covered for 10 minutes.
Combine the rice vinegar, sugar and salt in a small pan over medium heat in and cook until the sugar has melted but not boiling. Pour the vinegar mixture over the rice and fold to combine. Cool to room temperature before serving.
Unicorn Sushi Donuts
Divide the sushi rice evenly between 3 bowls (1/2 cup each), then distribute the turmeric, beet juice and E3 Live (1 in each bowl). Fold until evenly combined, trying not to mush the rice.
Randomly divide the cold sushi rice amongst the donut tray, being sure to not cover the middle hole of the pan. Press the rice down so it is tight, then flip the pan upside down to carefully remove the rice rings. You may need to loosen the rice out with a spoon prior to removing it.
Decorate the sushi donuts with the avocado, chipotle mayo (recipe below) and black sesame seeds as desired, then serve with soy sauce and a sheet of nori (optional).
Put the cashews and their water in a blender and blend on medium for about 30 seconds, then turn up to high. Blend until the sauce no longer feels grainy between your fingers.*
Add the chipotle adobo sauce and the rest of the sauce ingredients. Blend until incorporated, then add salt to taste.
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Hi, we’re Jasmine and Chris! We share fresh and fun recipes to show you that vegan cooking is easy, approachable and delicious. When we’re not blogging, you will probably find us enjoying live music, tending to our backyard garden or playing with our dogs Berry and Louie