How to Make Fruit Sushi

Sushi certainly is delicious, but what about giving it a non-conventional twist? Change it up by using fruit to make a sweet dessert version of sushi.


  • 1 1/2 cup sushi rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fruit (any fruit will do, such as pineapple, kiwi, mango, banana, strawberry, etc.)


  1. Wash the rice. Empty the rice into a large bowl and fill it up with water. Use your hands to wash the rice until the water appears milky white. Then use a strainer to remove the water.
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  2. Cook the rice. Add the water, rice, salt, and sugar to a heavy bottomed saucepan and simmer. Lower the heat and continue to cook the rice for 12-15 minutes.
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  3. Add coconut milk. Pour some coconut milk into the rice after the rice has soaked up the water.
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  4. Allow the rice to cool. Remove the rice from the pot and transfer onto a lined tray to allow it to cool down.
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  5. Cut the fruits. Using a knife cut the fruit into long sticks just like sushi fillings are cut.
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  6. Spread rice onto plastic wrap. Scoop some of the rice either with your hands or with a spoon into a rectangular shape.
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  7. Place the fruit slices. Carefully put the strips of fruit about 2/3 away from the start of the rice.
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  8. Roll the sushi. Once you’ve added all the desired fruits roll the sushi tightly but carefully into a log like shape, making sure it doesn’t unravel.
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  9. To serve. Place the sushi rolls onto a plate, alongside thinly sliced cantaloupe as pickled ginger and fresh fruit purée as soy sauce. Don’t forget to eat with chopsticks!
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  • Have a small bowl of water to dip your hands in when rolling the sushi to prevent sticking.
  • Make nigiri by shaping the rice into a flattened bowl and placing a thin slice of fruit on top.
  • You can use chocolate syrup as a substitute for soy sauce or lime yogurt for wasabi.
  • Feel free to use a sushi mat if you have one on hand.
  • Drizzle some chocolate syrup on top for a creative touch and added sweetness.
  • Get even more of a Japanese feel by eating these with a warm cup of green tea.


  • Do not mix the rice when cooking it before adding the coconut milk, as it may ruin the recipe.

EditThings You’ll Need

  • Plastic wrap/Sushi mat
  • Heavy bottomed saucepan
  • Knife
  • Bowl
  • Strainer
  • Serving plate
  • Chopsticks (optional)

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