Vegan quesadilla sushi bites

Ditch the standard quesadilla and try some quesadilla sushi bites! They are perfect for parties because they’re bite-sized, or make them for the main course at dinner. Either way, they are a delightful little punch of flavor and crispiness that is sure to satisfy every tastebud known to [wo]man.

quesadilla sushi bites - by Rebecca Gourley

Quesadilla sushi bites – by Rebecca Gourley

Heat a little bit of olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. While that is warming up…

Start out with a flour tortilla, any size will do. Spread a very thin layer of your favorite rice (cooked), then add another very thin layer of salsa. Starting on one side, roll the tortilla as tight as you can without making all the yummy insides ooze onto the plate or counter top.

Using a serrated knife, slice one end off (about 1.5 inches from the very tip of the tortilla, depending on the size). You’re not going to sizzle the ends, so you can pop that sucker right into your mouth if you’d like.

Then begin cutting the rolled tortilla into 1-inch (approximately) sections. I got about four sushi bites out of one tortilla. Once the other end is free, you can pop it into your mouth as well.

Once the oil in heated, plop the bites down into the pan and sizzle them for about a minute on EACH side. Remove from the pan and wait for a good 2-3 minutes before scarfing them all down. The tomatoes in the salsa will get very hot, so please don’t burn yourself!

Serving size: As many as you want! Or, 4-6 bites for you calorie counters. 😉

Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients (makes approximately 8 bites)

  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup of rice, cooked and warm
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tsp* olive oil

You can probably put anything you want in these and they will be good. I recently went to a memorial service for a friend and I made these (without frying them) with just refried beans and spanish rice. Everyone loved them.

Enjoy! Tell me in the comments below what you think would be good in these!

*I didn’t measure my olive oil, I just put some in the pan, but you don’t need very much.

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