For an incredibly tasty sushi recipe that takes little time or skill to make, nothing beats easy bacon avocado sushi rolls. Made with smoked salmon, creamy avocado, crunchy cucumber, and tangy sushi rice wrapped in crispy bacon, these simple sushi rolls make a perfect light meal or can even be served as an appetizer at parties.
This recipe is a little different in that it doesn't call for seaweed. Instead of using seaweed to wrap the sushi, this recipe uses bacon. It makes the sushi extra savory, hearty, and delicious. You can make bacon avocado sushi rolls in about half an hour, so they're perfect as a last-minute recipe to serve to guests or those moments when you need a nutritious, filling meal fast.
To make these phenomenal sushi rolls, you'll need sushi rice, rice vinegar, and sesame oil to give the dish its classic sushi flavor.
Julienned cucumbers will give the sushi a bit of crunch, while bacon, salmon, and avocado all lend a hearty richness and savory flavor to every bite.
You'd be surprised at how easy it is to make bacon avocado sushi at home. Start by preparing the sushi rice. Heat water and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil over low heat. Stir in the sushi rice, then pop a lid on the pot, and cook it for 20 minutes. Once cooked, place the rice in a medium-sized bowl and toss it with the rice vinegar and sesame oil.
Next up, place the bacon on a sushi rolling mat arranged side by side and with their edges overlapping. Layer the rice on the lower half of the bacon strips then add the avocado, cucumber, and salmon. Now it's time to get rolling! Use the mat to roll the sushi. Slice the rolls into 2 or 3 pieces. Fry the rolls over high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Serve immediately with your preferred dipping sauce.
Don't forget to fluff the rice after cooking it.
Because of the rice, this isn't a keto-friendly recipe. You could swap cauliflower rice for sushi rice to make a low-carb version of bacon avocado sushi rolls.
Serve your sushi rolls cut into individual pieces with a dipping sauce. Soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, or chili sauce would all be delicious.
If you don't have smoked salmon, cooked shrimp make a wonderful substitute.
Place your bacon avocado sushi rolls in an airtight container and refrigerate them for up to 2 days.
Heat water and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a pot over low heat. Stir in the sushi rice. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
Transfer the rice to a bowl. Toss with rice vinegar and remaining sesame oil.
Arrange the bacon on a sushi rolling mat side by side with the edges overlapping.
Place the rice on the lower half of the bacon strips. Add the avocado, cucumber, and salmon.
Use the mat to roll the sushi. Slice the rolls into smaller pieces.
Fry the rolls over high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.
For extra flavor, use seasoned rice vinegar or mirin instead of regular rice vinegar to flavor your sushi rice.