Quinoa is a complete protein and wheat-free grain. It contains Iron, lysine, magnesium, manganese, and vitamin B2 (riboflavin). It is tasty and can be used in a variety of dishes. It is also much better at maintaining an even blood sugar level than white rice, pasta or bread.
½ cup quinoa
½ red pepper (large)
1 Tbsp. tamari
1 avocado (large)
3 sushi sheets
Place quinoa along with two cups of water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15-20mins until water has absorbed and quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat, cover saucepan and allow to cool.
Cut carrot, cucumber and red pepper into fine strips. Mash avocado in a separate bowl.
Take a sushi sheet , lay on a flat surface. At one end place a thick strip of the avocado mixture. Cover 2/3 of the sheet with quinoa using the back of a fork to flatten, leaving a space at the end of about 2cm. Arrange vegetable sticks over the quinoa as desired. Sprinkle 1 tsp of tamari over the quinoa. Tightly roll the sheet starting from the end with avocado. Cut into pieces with a sharp serrated knife. Repeat this with the remaining with remaining two sheets.
- 1 Tbsp nut butter mashed into the avocado is a delicious addition. We frequently do this.
- If you like wasabi, this can also be added if desired.
- Extra vegetables can be added, eg. grated beetroot, adapt it to your taste buds, or your children's.