♫ Listening to: Plastic Stars by Freezepop ♫
This was my first attempt at making a savory galaxy-themed food. If you like galaxy-themed foods, check out my galaxy cake or my galaxy cupcakes. If you’re more into savory over sweet, and you’re here because you love sushi, check out my recipe for a savory sushi dinner cake and my sushi cupcakes.
This recipe makes dinner for 3-4 people.
Vegan Galaxy Sushi Rice Ingredients
- ½ cup forbidden black rice
- ½ cup white sushi rice
- ¼ cup sushi vinegar
- 2 cups filtered water
- small handful of butterfly pea flowers
- ½ teaspoon of sesame seeds
- half of a cucumber
Vegan Galaxy Sushi Rice Directions
Cook ½ cup of forbidden black rice in 1 cup of filtered water.
Cool to room temperature, covered.
Boil the dried butterfly pea flowers in 1 cup of filtered water for 5 minutes.
Strain the liquid so there are no flowers left in it.
Cook ½ cup of white sushi rice in the blue flower-infused water.
Cool the rice enough so you can touch it.
Slice the cucumber and then punch out stars using a tiny cookie cutter.
Divide the blue rice into 2 bowls.
Mix a third of the seasoned sushi rice vinegar into one of the bowls of blue rice.
Fill a new bowl half way with both shades of colored rice.
Top the bowl with black rice and use chopsticks or a utensil to mix the colors together.
Sprinkle sesame seeds on top in any formation you prefer.
Add the cucumber stars in the design you prefer.
Vegan Sriracha Tofu Stars Ingredients
- 1 block of high protein organic firm tofu (I used wildwood)*
- 2 tablespoons organic nama shoyu or tamari*
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons sriracha (I like the organic one from Sprouts)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (or sub ¼ teaspoon ginger powder)
- ½ teaspoon of salt
Vegan Sriracha Tofu Stars Directions
Slice the tofu block in ¼ inch thin slices.
Wrap the tofu slices in a kitchen towel to wick away some of the moisture.
Preheat the oven to 400º.
Whisk together the remaining ingredients.
Cut as many star shapes as you can out of the tofu slices and lay them gently into a greased lasagna pan. Lay the pieces that aren’t stars in there too.
Brush all the tofu pieces with the marinade. I use a silicone basting brush but if I didn’t have one, I would just use my hands or the back of a spoon.
Bake the tofu for 10 minutes, and remove from the oven.
Flip each piece over and use the rest of the marinade to brush the other side.
Bake the tofu for 10 more minutes, and remove from the oven.
Serve the tofu stars with your galaxy sushi bowls, and save the remnants to eat in a salad the next day.
Slice an assortment of veggies to serve with your galaxy sushi bowls. I also served them with a side of seaweed and nama shoyu so we could make wraps.
* I use mostly organic ingredients when I cook, but I realize that not everyone has the disposable income to purchase all organic ingredients. Therefore, I only specify organic on the ingredients that really matter - when buying the organic version is the only way to ensure that the item is vegan.