Unicorn Sushi

Unicorn Sushi

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Yes, I love Unicorns…. and Rainbows.

I confess I use my teen daughter as an excuse to create Unicorn food when in reality I’m the one who can still dream of actually riding a unicorn. In the sky of course, you know… like a Pegasus Unicorn.

It’s just so pretty. I don’t think I would make it for date night but when it’s girls night…. time for some Unicorn Sushi.

The colors are all natural, and in this recipe I have only used beet powder, and spirulina. But you could also use turmeric, pitaya powder, maca, or even poppy seeds for adorable speckled sushi.

I like to add very finely grated fresh beet so the colors bleed into each other creating more depth. But you can let your imagination run free.

What I do recommend is that you blend the powders with some water first before mixing it in with the sushi rice. Add a few drops of lemon juice for brightness.


⏰ cooking time 20 minutes

🍣 prep time 20 minutes

🍽 serves 4



Unicorn Sushi

Unicorn Sushi



  • 2 Sushi cups Rice
  • 2 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar or 1/2 – 1 tsp. stevia (I use stevia)
  • 2 medium Carrots grated
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 small beet grated
  • 2 medium cans of tuna drained,  2 x 5 oz. (120 gr)
  • 4-5 tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • 8 nori sheets
  • 1 tsp. Spirulina
  • 1 tsp. Beet powder


Unicorn Sushi

Unicorn Sushi



  1. Start by cooking the sushi rice according to the package instructions.
  2. Mix the sushi vinegar, sweetener of choice and salt.
  3. If you’re using regular sugar, heat mixture in the microwave to dissolve the sugar
  4. Mix through the cooked warm rice.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Divide rice in two and colour each one with the powder blends.
  7. Add more powder depending on how intense you want the color.
  8. Peel the cucumber and cut into long strips, discarding the seeds.
  9. Peel the avocado and cut into strips.
  10. Mix the tuna with the mayonnaise and set aside.
  11. Place a sheet of nori on a bamboo rolling mat.
  12. Place a few tablespoons of blue rice in a strip over the nori sheet and then a strip of pink rice.
  13. Place the filling of choice over the length of the strips.
  14. Roll up tight.
  15. Place the finished rolls on a plate covered with cling film until ready to use.
  16. When ready to serve, cut the sushi rolls into slices with a very sharp knife and place on a platter or board.
  17. Serve with wasabi and soy sauce.


Unicorn Sushi

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10 thoughts on “Unicorn Sushi

  1. Sandhya says:

    Myra, This is my kind of sushi too! Like you said, perfect for girls night! I love how the colors bled into each other making these ‘almost’ too pretty to eat….they are so yummy that I would finish them all 🙂

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