quinoa sushi - vegan/gluten free

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
1 cucumber
1/2 avocado
 Braggs or regular soy sauce (wheat free if celiac)

You will also need:
Serrated knife

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 ~

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