Who doesn’t love sushi? Its one of those food items that just seems to stay trendy, its like kale and all the other healthy food we get bombarded with daily. Would you like some kale in your milkshake? I think not, weirdo! Maybe in a smoothie, okay, just add it. Now if you pair sushi with quinoa, you know your heading on a trend train filled with all the other health nuts. So hop on board and lets get cooking or rolling.
Quinoa is high in protein and filled with all the amino acids are body needs, its really nutritious, filled with minerals and it was an important crop during the Inca empire, referring to it as the mother grain. The Incas were obviously the hipsters of their era.
Don’t feel threatened by rolling sushi. Its really easy once you’ve gotten the hang of it. Just go slow and work tight. Almost like knitting, but with eating at the end.
VEGAN QUINOA SUSHI – 2 rolls
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa. Rinsed well
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- a splash of stevia to taste
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 nori sheets
- vegetables of choice, I used cucumber and carrot for one roll ( chopped into thin matchstick size) and Avocado and red pepper.
- A bowl of hot water
Add the quinoa and cup of water to a small pot, over medium- high heat. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cook for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove from heat and cover with a lid that doesn’t release any steam. Let steam for 5 minutes. Stir in the rice vinegar and stevia. Season with salt. Let cool completely.
To assemble the sushi rolls, lay the bamboo mat down on the counter, Place the nori sheet on the bamboo mat. Spread half of the quinoa over the nori, using the bowl of water if your hands get to sticky. Leaving a slight border on the edges.
In the centre of the quinoa lay down a thing line of your filling. Start rolling!
Bring the closest end to you, and start rolling over the filling, pressing it tightly in shape as you go. Press the edges together to seal. Watch this video for rolling tips.
Cut the sushi roll in half, cut into six slices.
Serve with wasabi and soy sauce. enjoy.
I wish I had some right now!