Eggplant Sushi Rolls

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Oven-baked eggplant is rolled in nori sheets with medium-grain rice and avocado. Serve with soy sauce for dipping.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
2 rolls


  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ¾ cup medium-grain white rice

  • 1 eggplant, cut into 4 slices

  • 1 splash olive oil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 sheets nori seaweed

  • 1 small avocado, sliced 3/4-inch thick


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Bring water and rice to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Arrange eggplant slices on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil on top; season with salt and pepper.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until soft, 20 to 30 minutes.

  5. Lay 1 sheet of nori, shiny-side down, on a bamboo sushi mat. Pat half of the rice evenly over nori, leaving edges bare. Arrange 4 slices of avocado and 1/4 cup of the cooked eggplant in a line in the middle of the rice. Wet the edges of the nori with a brush or your fingers. Roll up tightly using the edge of the mat. Repeat with remaining nori, rice, avocado, and eggplant.

  6. Cut each sushi roll in half using a sharp knife. Cut each half into 4 pieces, rinsing off the knife between cuts so you can cut cleanly through the rolls.

Cook's Notes:

Rice should be sticky. You can add a little rice vinegar, but I didn't and it was still sticky.

Substitute sesame oil for olive oil if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

488 Calories
16g Fat
81g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 488
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 16g 57%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 1117mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.