I have been on a bit of a quinoa kick lately so last night I made up our favourite sushi using quinoa instead of rice. If you haven't already tried quinoa, I highly recommend it as it is packed with vitamins, minerals, fibre and is a complete protein. Rice seriously pales in comparison but then I must confess to being bias as I'm allergic to rice!
Ingredients: (for 4 servings)
4 nori sheets (makes 8 pieces per sheet)
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
Braggs or regular soy sauce (wheat free if celiac)
You will also need:
Rinse measured quinoa in a strainer. Bring 1 cup of quinoa to a boil in 2 cups of water and then let simmer for about 15 mins. (yes it even cooks quickly!) Slice cucumber into long strips Cut avocado lengthwise into strips.
Place 1 sheet of nori onto sushi mat with the rough side up. Spread about half a cup of cooked quinoa onto the bottom third of the nori sheet. Top with a row of cucumber and avocado. Roll sheet away from you up the mat to form a cyclinder. Wet the top strip of seaweed slightly and seal closed. Roll the sushi mat around the cylinder and press tightly.
Unwrap the sushi and with a dampened serrated knife cut into bite sized pieces. Serve with a small dish of soy sauce to dip in. Feel good about all of the extra superfood ingredients you are getting in this simple little snack! ~ joey ~