Puerto Rican Style Sushi Rolls


Puerto Rican Style Sushi Rolls

Tropical Fusion Sushi Delight

Incorporating the vibrant flavors of Puerto Rican cuisine into the art of sushi, these Puerto Rican Style Sushi Rolls offer a delightful fusion of cultures. Combining the freshness of seafood with the tropical essence of Puerto Rico, this dish is a unique and delicious twist on traditional sushi.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

10 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-fat

Fish, Soy, Sesame

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, High-protein


While traditional Japanese sushi focuses on simplicity and minimalism, Puerto Rican Style Sushi Rolls embrace bold and vibrant flavors. The use of local ingredients such as plantains, avocados, and tropical fruits adds a distinct Caribbean touch to the dish. Additionally, the sushi rolls are often served with tangy sauces and spicy condiments, reflecting the lively Puerto Rican culinary style. We alse have the original recipe for Sushi, so you can check it out.

  • 4 nori seaweed sheets
  • 2 cups (470ml) sushi rice
  • 1 ripe plantain, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound (225g) fresh fish (such as tuna or salmon), thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) Puerto Rican hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) sesame oil
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • Tropical fruits (such as mango or pineapple), for serving


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 2g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 55g, 10g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Cook the sushi rice according to package instructions and let it cool.
  2. 2.
    Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium heat. Grill the plantain slices until they are soft and slightly caramelized. Set aside.
  3. 3.
    In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Puerto Rican hot sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame oil to make the spicy sauce.
  4. 4.
    Lay a bamboo sushi mat on a clean surface and place a sheet of nori seaweed on top.
  5. 5.
    Wet your hands with water to prevent sticking and spread a thin layer of sushi rice evenly over the nori, leaving a 1-inch border at the top.
  6. 6.
    Arrange the grilled plantain slices, avocado slices, and fresh fish on top of the rice.
  7. 7.
    Drizzle the spicy sauce over the filling ingredients.
  8. 8.
    Using the bamboo mat, roll the sushi tightly, applying gentle pressure to ensure it holds its shape.
  9. 9.
    Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
  10. 10.
    Slice each sushi roll into bite-sized pieces and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
  11. 11.
    Serve the Puerto Rican Style Sushi Rolls with tropical fruits on the side.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Plantain — Make sure the plantain slices are ripe but firm for grilling. Overripe plantains may become too soft and difficult to handle.
  • Avocado — Choose avocados that are ripe but not overly mushy. Slice them thinly to ensure they can be easily rolled into the sushi.
  • Fresh fish — Use the freshest fish available and slice it thinly against the grain for a tender texture in the sushi rolls.
  • Nori seaweed sheets — Handle the nori sheets gently to prevent them from tearing. Keep them covered with a damp cloth to maintain their pliability.
  • Sushi rice — Rinse the sushi rice thoroughly before cooking to remove excess starch. Cook it with the appropriate amount of water for a sticky yet fluffy texture.

Tips & Tricks

  • To add an extra layer of flavor, sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the sushi rice before rolling.
  • Experiment with different fillings such as marinated shrimp, grilled pineapple, or pickled vegetables to create your own unique Puerto Rican sushi rolls.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a few drops of hot sauce directly to the sushi rice before spreading it on the nori.
  • Serve the sushi rolls with a side of traditional Puerto Rican dipping sauces like mojo isleño or ajilimójili for an authentic taste.
  • For a refreshing twist, squeeze some lime juice over the sushi rolls before serving.

Serving advice

Arrange the Puerto Rican Style Sushi Rolls on a platter and garnish with additional cilantro leaves. Serve them with tropical fruits like mango or pineapple slices for a burst of sweetness. Provide soy sauce and extra spicy sauce on the side for dipping.

Presentation advice

To create an appealing presentation, arrange the sushi rolls in a colorful pattern on a rectangular serving dish. Use vibrant tropical fruits and fresh herbs as garnishes to add visual interest. Consider serving the sushi rolls on banana leaves for an authentic touch of Puerto Rican flair.