Did you know that white rice has most of it’s nutrients stripped as the bran and the germ are removed? The process which converts brown rice into white rice, destroys or diminishes the value of most of it’s vitamins and nutrients. So maybe sushi isn’t all that it could be. Or perhaps you enjoy experimenting with different flavors and love Quinoa. Quinoa is packed with fibers, protein and iron. Well whatever your reason may be, you will enjoy Quinoa sushi. Don’t worry if you haven’t made sushi before, it’s not as complicated as you may think.
- 4 ounces fresh “sushi-grade” salmon
- 1/2 cup cooked organic quinoa
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar (gluten – free, as long as it doesn’t contain any other grains)
- 1/4 avocado
- Dash of sea salt
- 2 nori (seaweed) sheets (buy it at your local asian market or ethnic food isle at a local food store)
- Sushi Bamboo Mat (get one here, for $6 bucks)
- Wasabi (optional)
Step by step guide how to roll sushi:
- Cut avocado lengthwise, into 1/4″ thick pieces. Then cut salmon lengthwise into approximately 1/2″ thick pieces. Set aside for later.
- Combine rice vinegar, quinoa and salt in a bowl.
- Place 1 sheet of seaweed on a sushi bamboo mat (or you can use a table placemat protected with plastic wrap) and spoon half of the quinoa mixture on top. Spread and then even everything out and leaving a small space at the top and bottom of the nori.
- Line half of the avocado and half of the salmon in the center horizontally over the quinoa.
- Roll the edge closest to you over the salmon and avocado, then grasp the mat and roll it over the sushi to make sure it’s rolled tightly. Wet the other edge of the nori with water to stick it to the outside of the sushi roll. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make second roll.
- Slice the rolls carefully into 1/2″ pieces with a large, wet knife.
- If you enjoy wasabi – add some! It’s good for ya.
If the quinoa is not sticking together well, mix it up with a little tahini or cashew spread. It will help keep the quinoa together.
Do you want us to do another sushi recipe? Perhaps one for the vegans? Post in the comments bellow. Or maybe you have delicious healthy recipes of your own? Share them here.