Quinoa: a true superfood
We use it often as grains or rice, but actually quinoa is a seed. It contains a lot of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. They already knew that in Peru, where it’s a staple food. You can get different variaties, a white, red or black quinoa.
And you can use it in all kinds of ways. Use it instead of oatmeal or rice for a sweet breakfast. Cook it in almond milk and add cinnamon and fruit. Use the quinoa for a salad or instead of rice with a curry. Or make these sushi rolls!
You can fill the sushi with anything you like or have in the fridge. We have now opted for sweet mango, creamy avocado and sweet bell pepper. But you can also go for fried tempé with mushrooms and avocado.
Sushi fan? In our Your 50 Days of Green Happiness winter book you will also find a sushi burger and even a sushi donut! Uhh we do like sushi yes 🙂 And good food.
- 150 g quinoa
- 1 hand of oak leaf lettuce
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 sweet bell pepper
- 1 mango
- 4 norisheets
- sesame seeds (for garnish)
- wasabi paste
- soy sauce
1. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Tip: Cook it a little longer so that it becomes nice and sticky and it stays better in the rolls.
2. Cut the avocado, cucumber, bell pepper and mango into thin strips.
3. Spread 1/4 of the quinoa over a nori sheet. Then put some lettuce over it. Then also divide a quarter of the strips of avocado, cucumber, pepper and mango on the leaves.
4. Roll up the nori sheet tightly. Slightly wet the ends of the blade so that the roll sticks tight. Difficult? You can find many videos on YouTube to help you! Repeat for the other roles.
5. Cut the rolls into slices. Sprinkle your sushi with the sesame seeds and serve with the wasabi paste and soy sauce. Enjoy your meal!