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


Recipe Summary

30 mins
45 mins
1 hr 15 mins
2 rolls


Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

488 calories; protein 9.5g 19% DV; carbohydrates 81g 26% DV; fat 15.9g 25% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 96.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition