We are all facing a hard time with the Covid-19 and are required to stay home to stop the spread of the virus. I'm sure our dogs don't mind spending that much time with us. I wanted to share a fun and healthy recipe on how to make gimbab (korean seaweed rice roll, aka sushi roll) with ingredients that most of us have at home and are healthy for our dogs. It's easy even for people that don't cook. Your dog will love it!

  • Preparation

These are the ingredients I used, you can replace the meat and veggies with what you want and have. I used chicken to mimic the rice and my dogs love chicken and the ground black sesame seed (any asian markets should have it) to mimic the seaweed. Good news, it is ok for dogs to have sesame seeds as they aren’t toxic or particularly harmful to their health. In fact, sesame seeds, like most seeds, are a vitamin powerhouse with a protein punch. If you don't have it, don't sweat, just skip the seeds.


Flatten the ground chicken (or any meat) on a wax paper.

flatten ground meat

Add your veggies.


Roll the ground chicken.

If you are using ground black sesame seed, roll over it or sprinkle your chicken roll with it.

  • Cooking

Wrap the chicken roll with wax paper and place it inside a steamer. If you don't have a steamer basket, you can use what you have. All you need is a metal colander and a big pot, and you've got everything you need to make a steamer at home. Fill a pot with approximately half an inch of water. Place a metal colander or a strainer inside, leaving enough room so that the boiling water won't touch the strainer. Cover the pot as much as possible in order to prevent steam from escaping.

Steam it until the meat is cooked, around 15 minutes on medium heat and remove. I pat dry the roll with paper towel to remove excess water. Cut your roll and serve when it cools down.

Hope you have fun making it! Share it with me on Instagram or Facebook.