Quinoa Sushi Healthy recipe
One of the foods that I like the most is Japanese. Although I like traditional food more than sushi rolls, I wanted to make a roll where quinoa is the main ingredient instead of steamed white rice.
I really liked the flavor of the quinoa sushi, you almost do not perceive its flavor and you only notice that it is another grain because it has a slightly crispier texture. Also, using quinoa brings a good amount of protein to your diet.
- 1 cup quinoa,
- 2 cups water,
- 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar,
- 2 tablespoons sugar,
- 1 teaspoon salt,
- 6 seaweed leaves,
- ½ cucumber,
- 1 large carrot,
- ½ block of firm tofu.
- Rinse and drain the quinoa.
- In a medium saucepan, place the quinoa together with two cups of water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until all the water is absorbed. Transfer to a glass container.
- In a small bowl mix the vinegar, sugar and salt. Sprinkle the quinoa with this mixture. With a wooden shovel mix until fully integrated. Let it cool down.
- Meanwhile, cut the cucumber, carrot, and tofu into thin julienne strips.
- On a bamboo mat, place a sheet of seaweed. Place the quinoa in only one half of the seaweed. Add two slices of tofu, 4 cucumber and 4 carrot. Very carefully roll up the roll using pressure to keep it in shape.
- With a super sharp knife, cut into small slices. I recommend that you constantly rinse the knife in cold water.
- Serve the quinoa sushi as an appetizer or as a main course. It is a very versatile dish, so you can add the ingredients that you like the most. You can serve with reduced sodium soy sauce, wasabe, or pickled ginger. Two quinoa sushi rolls equals 416 calories. It is a good source of protein, vitamin A, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorous.