Easy Anti-Aging Rice Roll

Easy Anti-Aging Rice Roll

  • By
    Reiko Kono
  • Time
    20 minutes
Easy Anti-Aging Rice Roll

There are types of sushi rolls that are served outside Japan that have noticable differences from standard Japanese sushi roll. For example, we find sushi that feature ingredients such as meat and fried foods. When the filling of the roll consists of fried foods, the calorie content of the dish tends to be high. But not to worry! This recipe makes it healthy with plenty of vegetables and canned salmon! What’s more is that it incorporates ingredients for anti-aging, meaning it’s good for you as well as delicious and exciting.

The “Anti-Aging” Maki-Zushi 
This recipe calls for ingredients with "anti-aging" effects. The ingredients are especially known for their anti-aging properties, such as salmon having astaxanthin, antioxidant vitamins (β-carotene, vitamins C and E), and sesame with sesamin. The preparation is easy; put the sliced carrots in a heat-resistant bowl, heat them in the microwave, and then cut and roll them! It's not difficult to make and doesn't require a bamboo rolling mat. It is seasoned with mayonnaise, soy sauce and mirin. They are pleasant and easy to eat, so even children can enjoy it. This recipe is also gluten-free.

Maki-Zushi that Parents and Children Can Enjoy Together
This easy recipe doesn't require a bamboo rolling mat. If millet rice is not to your liking or available, you can make it with white rice. It’s a nutritionally balanced meal and uses ingredients that children usually like, so families can enjoy eating it after making it together.

Nutrition per Serving
  • Calories
  • Sodium
  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
  • Cholesterol


  • 1.25  UScup Steamed multigrain rice
    • A
    • tsp Vinegar
    • tsp Sugar
    • a pinch Salt
    • tbsp Ground sesame seeds
  • 2.8  oz Carrot
    • B
    • tsp Soy sauce
    • tsp Mirin (Japanese sweet sake)
  • 2.8  oz Canned salmon (solid)
  • tsp Mayonnaise
  • oz Avocado
  • whole sheets Nori seaweed


Step 1

Mix multigrain rice with ingredients (A).

Step 2

Cut carrots into strips with a slicer, place in a heatproof bowl and add ingredients (B). Mix, and microwave for 1 minute at 600w without wrapping.

Step 3

Cut the avocado into 1cm cubes.
Drain the juice from the canned salmon and mix with the mayonnaise.

Step 4

Place a sheet of nori seaweed on a larger piece of plastic wrap and spread half of the rice thinly about 2/3 of the way across the nori.
Arrange half of each of the carrots, canned salmon, and avocado in the center.

Easy Anti-Aging Rice Roll

Step 5

Roll up from the front and press down firmly on top of the plastic wrap to form a cylindrical shape. Make the second one in the same way.

Easy Anti-Aging Rice Roll


  • Using a slicer is a clean and fast way to shred carrots.
  • Aside from using the microwave, no other cooking is required for this easy to prepare dish.
  • If you don't have multigrain rice, you can use white rice.
Doctor / Culinary Expert

A doctor who’s also a mother of a ten year-old daughter, Reiko has made contributions on the theme, "disease prevention that starts in the kitchen", proposing simple and delicious health recipes that can be realized by busy parents. Her goal is to spread preventive medicine to the home from the viewpoint of food. She also works in health and dietary education for children as it is important that correct knowledge of foods and health starts at a young age. Her motto is "sharing healthy, delicious and easy to make dishes for everyone".