Welcome to my obsession for peanut avocado rolls! In one sentence, I love them. Peanut avocado rolls are filled with yummy ripe avocados, sweet roasted chopped peanuts and sticky rice! I order 2 of them every time we order sushi. Its a must-have in our home!
I’m not as talented as the sushi chefs at sushi restaurants, but I don’t let that stop me. A quick hack to making these, even if you don’t know how to roll your own sushi, is to make them into hand rolls.
What is a hand roll?
Cut-sushi is the one you are most likely used to seeing. Cut-sushi is when the sushi is rolled up and cut into circular slices.
But hand rolls are
Hand rolls are an easier type of sushi to make at home. Hand rolls are when the rolls are left whole and are not cut into bite-size circular pieces. You start with a slice of crispy seaweed paper, layer a bed of sticky sushi rice on top. Then, you add your desired toppings and fold the edges over making it into an easy cone shape that you can pick up. Hand rolls are just like they sound, perfect to eat with your hands!
why you’ll love this recipe
Peanut avocado rolls are very allergy friendly!
Peanut avocado rolls are naturally gluten free, plant-based and vegan. I like to smother mine in a soy or coconut amino sauce (but if you order them out make sure to check that the soy sauce is gluten fee!) or in spicy mayo. I make my spicy mayo at home with vegan mayonnaise and sriracha.
Of course when you make spicy mayo at home you can make it as spicy as you want! Plus its also good to remember some restaurants add soy sauce to their spicy mayo and if it is not gluten free soy sauce you could come into some issues.
ingredients & substitutions
Avocado is the “meat” of these peanut avocado rolls. It gives the rolls the most flavor and is packed with healthy fats.
You want to make sure your avocados are ripe.
How to check if an avocado is ripe?
You want to lightly squeeze the avocado in your hand. If you can gentle feel it giving and it is a little soft, its likely ripe. The skin should be dark in color.
If the avocado is rock solid hard or green in color it is not ready yet.
If the avocado squeezes easily or is mushy, the avocado is passed its ripeness and you can freeze or save these to use as a hack in baking recipes instead of processed oil!
The best part about these rolls are you can use any peanuts you’d like. You can choose from roasted peanuts, salted peanuts, regular plain old peanuts. They all work the same! The peanuts give the texture of these peanut avocado rolls a little crunch and add a little sweetness if you want.
Think of seaweed as the taco shell in this recipe. The seaweed is here to hold everything together in this hand roll. You want to get sheets of seaweed paper and cut them into the right size, or buy smaller sheets that are already cut to size! Either option works. You don’t want to get any fresh seaweed or seaweed salad as it will be too soft and fall apart. Look for dried seaweed sheets in the asian aisle of the grocery store
The last part of this peanut avocado roll equation is the sticky rice! The sticky rice, in my opinion, is the best part. The rice is soft and fluffy and sticky. It tastes great on its own with salt and pepper on top. But for this recipe if you do not have sticky rice, regular white rice is a good substitute. It will not stick together the same way but it will taste the closest, just a bit messier.
Start with a slice of crispy seaweed paper.
Next, layer a bed of sticky sushi rice on top. About 1-2 tbsp.
Then, you add the avocado slices and peanuts (crushed or whole).
Option to add spicy mayo, gluten free soy sauce or seasame seeds.
Fold the edges over making it into an easy cone shape that you can pick up to eat with your hands!
expert tips & tricks
How to make this low carb
One way you can adjust this recipe to be low carb is to omit the rice all together. You can make the peanut avocado roll with just peanuts and avocado if you want.
You can also use brown rice or cauliflower rice or a mixture of both in place of the white sticky rice. It may be a bit messier but if you’re looking for low carb, this is the way to go.
Do I have to use sticky rice?
For this recipe if you do not have sticky rice, regular white rice is a good substitute. It will not stick together the same way but it will taste similar, just be a bit messier.
how to serve & store:
You’ll want to eat these peanut avocado rolls immidately after you make them or else why will get mushy and will not taste as fresh!
Peanut Avocado Roll
- 6 slices seaweed paper cut into 4"x4" squares
- 12 slices avocado about 1/2-3/4 an avocado
- 2 tbsp peanuts whole or crushed
- 1/2-1 cup sticky rice
- 2 tbsp soy sauce (gluten free) optional for topping
- 2 tbsp spicy mayo optional for topping
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds optional for topping
- Start with a slice of crispy seaweed paper.
- Next, layer a bed of sticky sushi rice on top. About 1-2 tbsp.
- Then, you add the avocado slices and peanuts (crushed or whole).
- Option to add spicy mayo, gluten free soy sauce or seasame seeds.
- Fold the edges over making it into an easy cone shape that you can pick up t to eat with your hands!