Backpacking Food: How to Make Trail Sushi

How to Make Trail Sushi

I know what you’re thinking…sushi…on the trail?  How can that be a good idea let alone a tasty trail meal? At its core, sushi is rice, seaweed, and fillings. 

For this set of recipes, I focused on easy-to-find, lightweight ingredients that have a long shelf life and won’t go bad after a few days on the trail. Instant rice, tuna packets, mayo packets, snap pea snacks, wasabi peas, and dried tropical fruits all get wrapped up into what’s sure to be your new favorite trail meal. 

Trail sushi is also a great meal to make for a group. Whip up your pot of rice; mix up your fillings; wrap it up and enjoy!

Watch Chef Corso Cook the Trail Sushi

You think I’m crazy for packing sushi on the trail? Well, it’s not that crazy if you hack it with classic, packaged backpacker ingredients.

Trail Sushi Full Ingredient List

Make one pot of rice for the crew. You may try the tropical adventure recipe or the smoked salmon and mushroom.

Now if you prefer, you can also choose to be in veggie mode or have some spicy tuna.

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Learn more about Chef Corso, and see all our Backpacking Food and Trail Recipes!

MONTyBOCA and Chef Corso serve the camping, backpacking, hiking, and outdoor communities looking to elevate their meals. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and recipes are trail-tested by the MONTyBOCA community all over the world. All recipes are fast, easy, mindful of pack weight and volume, require no pre-prep or dehydrating, and focus on real fresh ingredients rather than dry, salty, and expensive packaged options. Follow along on Instagram and on YouTube.


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Chef Corso

Professional chef and founder of MONTyBOCA, Chef Corso wants to help you make meals in the wilderness. With over 160 trail tested meals, instructional guides and videos, and an upbeat attitude he will teach you to enjoy better, healthier foods on your backpacking trips. Follow him on Instagram.

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