Russian-style Sushi


Russian-style Sushi

Borscht Sushi Rolls: A Fusion of Japanese and Russian Flavors

In the context of Russian cuisine, we have adapted the traditional Japanese sushi to create a unique fusion dish. Russian-style Sushi combines the delicate art of sushi-making with the bold flavors of Russian cuisine. This recipe will take you on a culinary journey, offering a delightful twist on the classic sushi rolls.

Jan Dec

30 minutes

10 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Pescatarian, Dairy-free (if omitting cream cheese), Gluten-free (if using gluten-free soy sauce), Low-fat (if using low-fat cream cheese), Nut-free

Fish (smoked salmon), Dairy (cream cheese)

Vegan, Vegetarian (due to the use of smoked salmon), Paleo, Keto, High-protein


Russian-style Sushi incorporates elements of Russian cuisine, such as using ingredients like beets, cabbage, and dill, which are commonly found in traditional Russian dishes. The flavors are bolder and more robust, adding a distinct Russian twist to the traditional sushi rolls. We alse have the original recipe for Sushi, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 3g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 50g, 5g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Cook the sushi rice according to package instructions and let it cool.
  2. 2.
    Place a nori seaweed sheet on a bamboo sushi mat.
  3. 3.
    Spread a thin layer of sushi rice evenly over the nori, leaving a small border at the top.
  4. 4.
    Arrange the beetroot slices, pickled cabbage, smoked salmon, and cream cheese in a line across the rice.
  5. 5.
    Roll the sushi tightly using the bamboo mat, applying gentle pressure to ensure it holds its shape.
  6. 6.
    Repeat the process with the remaining ingredients.
  7. 7.
    Slice each sushi roll into bite-sized pieces.
  8. 8.
    Garnish with fresh dill and serve with soy sauce.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beetroot — Ensure the beetroot is cooked until tender but still firm to maintain its shape in the sushi rolls.
  • Pickled cabbage — Drain the pickled cabbage well to prevent excess moisture in the sushi rolls.
  • Smoked salmon — Use thinly sliced smoked salmon for easy rolling and even distribution of flavors.
  • Cream cheese — Soften the cream cheese at room temperature before spreading it on the sushi rolls.
  • Fresh dill — Use fresh dill sprigs for a vibrant and aromatic garnish.

Tips & Tricks

  • To prevent the sushi rice from sticking to your hands, wet your hands with water or vinegar before handling.
  • Use a sharp knife to slice the sushi rolls for clean and neat cuts.
  • Experiment with different fillings like cooked chicken, mushrooms, or Russian-style pickles for variety.
  • Serve the sushi rolls with a dollop of sour cream for an extra Russian touch.
  • If you prefer a vegetarian version, substitute the smoked salmon with marinated tofu or grilled vegetables.

Serving advice

Serve the Russian-style Sushi rolls on a platter garnished with fresh dill sprigs. Accompany them with small bowls of soy sauce for dipping.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sushi rolls in a visually appealing pattern on the platter. Use a combination of different fillings to create a colorful display. Garnish with additional dill sprigs for an elegant touch.