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Thomas’ Kid-Friendly Sushi in a Jar

Recipe by: Thomas

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 1

Thomas Kid-Friendly Sushi in a Jar


  • 1 tsp (5 mL) rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) maple syrup
  • 1/2 a 3.5 oz/99 g can solid light tuna, drained
  • or 3 oz/80 g cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Japanese sesame dressing
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) black sesame seeds
  • 1 small nori sheet, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sushi rice, cooked
  • 1/4 cup (70 mL) cucumber, cut into matchsticks and divided
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) carrot, grated
  • Pickled ginger, salmon roe and wasabi paste (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce and maple syrup; set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, stir together fish or chicken, sesame dressing and sesame seeds; set aside.
  3. Place a few nori strips on the bottom of a 1/2 cup (125 mL) Mason jar. Layer with rice, half of the cucumber and all the carrots. Drizzle with vinegar mixture.
  4. Top with remaining nori, tuna mixture and remaining cucumber. Top with pickled ginger, or wasabi if desired. Seal jar and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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