Sushi Pizza with Miso Ginger Dressing

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It’s probably a bad idea to discuss vomit on a food blog, right? Well sorry in advance, I’ll be brief. Josh was visiting friends in Syracuse, tried a new sushi restaurant called Saki Bomb and puked his brains out his entire drive home to Boston (sushi is Syracuse was never a good idea). Ever since, he hasn’t been able to walk by a sushi place without grimacing. Meanwhile my sushi cravings have worsened.


Then I was flipping through a recent issue of Food and Wine when I saw a recipe for “Japanese Pizza.” Sushi disguised as pizza! I set out to trick Josh into loving sushi again with a vegan and gluten-free version of this dish. And it worked.


This sushi pizza is super easy, healthy and versatile. Once you have your rice pizza crust, feel free to add any toppings you want. I find the mushrooms give the pizza hearty flavor and nice texture while the avocados add the creaminess that I love about traditional avocado rolls. You can serve this sushi pizza with simply soy sauce and pickled ginger, but I wanted to change it up a bit so I combined these flavors into one dressing. The miso ginger dressing brings some salty heat with a creamy cashew base; it would be perfect for a salad.


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WHY IT’S HEALTHY// Brown rice is a good source gluten-free of magnesium, phosphorus, thiamine, vitamin B-6 and niacin and also provides some iron and zinc. Remember to go organic with this! Shiitake mushrooms contain B-complex vitamins that are needed to maintain your metabolism by converting food into energy. Shiitake mushrooms may also have anti-cancer properties. Nori seaweed is great for your skin, providing omega-3 fatty acids (one sheet has more omega-3s than a cup of avocado). It also contains vitamin B-12, important for cognitive function, vitamin C and the compound taurine, which helps control cholesterol. Avocados, of course, are packed with vitamin E, fiber and healthy fat, all great for your skin and hair. //


You can find nori and wasabi powder your local health food store, Whole Foods or Amazon.


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Sushi Pizza with Miso Ginger Dressing
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A delicious new take on sushi: brown rice pizza crust topped with nori, shiitake mushrooms and avocado. Vegan and gluten-free, served with a creamy miso ginger dressing.
Serves: 4
For the pizza:
  • 3 oz shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used gluten-free tamari)
  • 3 cups cooked brown sushi rice
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 seaweed sheets, like nori
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup raw cashews, soaked at least 4 hours
  • 1 tablespoon miso
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and grated ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ½ teaspoon wasabi powder
  • cilantro for garnish (optional)
For the pizza:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix together sliced shiitake mushrooms and soy sauce and set aside.
  3. Mix cooked rice with rice vinegar, salt and honey.
  4. Add both types of oil to a 9 inch oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Press the rice into the skillet, about ¼ inch think. Cook over medium high heat until the bottom is golden, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove skillet from heat, layer the nori evenly over the rice, top with soaked shiitake mushrooms, and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake rice, nori and mushrooms for 15 minutes on top shelf until golden.
  7. Remove from oven and add slice avocado and grated carrot.
  8. Top with cilantro, if desired, and serve with miso ginger dressing.
For the dressing:
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend (I used my Vitamix) until creamy.



  1. says

    This is awesome! I love the roasted flavor of brown rice combined with the nutty sesame and roasted seaweed, sounds delicious. Can you pick it up, or is it a knife & fork kind of pizza?

    • says

      Hi Gina! It’s more of a knife and fork kind of pizza – mainly because I like to drench mine in the sauce! It does hold together if your rice is sticky enough and you get the rice nice and brown on the bottom before popping into the oven.

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