How to make Sushi on a budget

How to make Sushi on a budget

Making sushi doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. It only makes sense for us BCer’s living on Vancouver Island to make sushi at home since we are surrounded by water. Whether you do use fish or not sushi rolls are probably one of the most cheapest dishes one can make. After all it’s main ingredient is rice! This is my version called the BC Roll.

BC Sushi Roll Recipe

Recipe by Lina Zussino

How to make Sushi on a budget using frugal ingredients.

4 stars

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 3
    nori seaweed sheets
  • 1 cup
    White rice
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 can
  • 1/2 cup
    rice vinegar

Cooking Directions

  1. Wash rice and drain well. Cook 1 cup of rice and let stand 10 minutes with cover on then set aside.
  • Mix rice vinegar into rice, and mix until well combined. Allow to cool completely.
  • Spear up a cucumber and slice avocado and set aside.
  • Prepare sushi rolls as follows: cover a bamboo rolling mat with plastic wrap. Lay a sheet of nori, shiny side down, on plastic wrap. Pat a thin layer of rice over nori, leaving 1/4-inch of nori uncovered at bottom edge of sheet.
  • Spread a line of cucumber spears, a line of avocado slices, and tuna at the bottom of the sheet of nori. Pick up the edge of the bamboo rolling sheet, fold the bottom edge of the sheet up, enclosing the filling.
  • Carefully roll the sushi into a tight cylinder. Wrap in the bamboo mat and gently squeeze to seal the sushi.
  • Cut each roll into 1-inch pieces with a very sharp knife dipped in water. Serve with soy sauce and wasabi.



Lina Zussino

Lina Zussino, is a co-founder of Grocery Alerts Canada. encourages real whole foods cooking while helping Canadians save money with grocery deals and coupons.