Friday, 6 June 2014

Quinoa sushi

On wednesday, my mom and I decided to make our own sushi, which we had never tried before, even though we're asian. In fact, she is from China and I'm half chinese.
I didn't think I liked sushi untill I tried it at a restaurant with my best friend a month ago. Ever since, I have been craving it and that wednesday, my cravings were satisfied!
We had a lot of fun making this tasty dinner and it took about an hour for us until we got the great result shown below:

As you can see it turned out quite nice and it tasted sooooooo good! Even my sister liked it and she normally hates sushi.
We made it with quinoa instead of rice to make it even healthier, so try it out guys!

Here's the recipe:

3 nori sheets
250g quinoa
2 grated carrots
Cooked salmon fillet
1/2 cucumber
2 mashed or sliced avocados
4 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
Soya sauce, wasabi and ginger

(This was not all of the ingredients)

First, you have to cook the quinoa as it says on the package, which normally is 15 minutes.
While it's cooking, slice the vegetables and prepare the shrimps and the salmon.
Let the quinoa cool for 10 minutes, so it won't melt the nori. It's important not to let it cool too much because you still want the quinoa to stick.
Mix 3 tbsp of rice vinegar with the quinoa to make it stick even more and put the rest of the rice vinegar into a bowl of water.

Lay nori on a sushi rolling mat and cover the nori with quinoa except a little gap on the top.
Put some of the cucumber, avocado and salmon in the middle of the quinoa.

Roll the sushi roll gently as shown on the picture below:

Pour some of the water mixed with rice vinegar from the bowl onto the little gap of nori. This will help it stick.

Now for the second sushi roll. Put quinoa on the next sheet of nori like before. Put avocado and shrimps in the middle and drizzle with the grated carrot. Roll as before.

For the last roll you can mix the rest of the ingredients as you like and roll as before.

The only thing left to do now is cut the sushi rolls with a sharp knife and enjoy!


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