1 Meal 3 Ways Quinoa Sushi2014-12-26
- Servings : 2 adult 2 toddler 1 baby
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 0m
- Ready In : 30m
1 Meal 3 Ways Quinoa Sushi
Sushi is a nice simple meal to have when out and about. It is also really easy to make at home. When I was pregnant with my second child I really craved sushi. I didn’t trust buying it but I had to have it, so making it was the only option. It was so easy and tasted delicious. I started experimenting and found that my second craving – quinoa, worked really well to replace the rice and adds a wonderful kick of goodness. A must try for all sushi fans. We have made this recipe in our signature 1 meal 3 ways style, so that the whole family can enjoy.
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Note: The following recipe may not be suitable for babies and toddlers of all ages. There is a lot of conflicting information regarding the best time to introduce various foods to babies; it is always best to speak to your health professional first.
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- 1 cup quinoa
- 1¾ cups water
- 1 x 95 g tuna, canned in springwater, drained
- ½ avocado, sliced lengthways into thin slices
- 2 tsp rice vinegar (adult serving)
- ½ cucumber, sliced into sticks (adult and toddler version)
- pinch of salt, (adult serving) (optional)
- pinch of sugar, (adult serving) (optional)
- Japanese mayonnaise, optional (adult version)
- Wasabi, optional (adult serving)
- reduced salt soy sauce to serve, optional
- You will also need a bamboo sushi rolling mat
- Gluten free, Wheat free, Egg free, Dairy Free
To cook the quinoa: rinse the quinoa thoroughly. In a medium saucepan bring the water and quinoa to a boil. Cover, reduce the temperature to a simmer and cook for 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the saucepan to sit for a further 2 minutes. Fluff the quinoa with a fork set aside until ready to use -
Baby: Mash together ¼ avocado, 1 tbsp of canned tuna and 1 tbsp cooked quinoa and serve -
Toddler: Cut a sheet of nori in half. Place the sheet, shiny side down, horizontally on the middle of your bamboo mat. Spread 1/3 cup of quinoa evenly over the nori leaving a 1 cm gap at the end furthest away from you. Place either the tuna, slices of avocado or cucumber sticks across the centre of the quinoa, being careful not to overfill it. Using the bamboo mat, roll the nori to just over the filling and squeeze the roll gently to tightly pack the quinoa. Moisten the end of the nori sheet and continue to roll the sushi until all the quinoa is covered. Squeeze the roll gently to tighten. Repeat using the remaining nori half. Slice the rolls using a sharp knife into small pieces and serve -
Adult: Add the rice vinegar, sugar and salt to 1½ cups of quinoa and stir to combine. Lay a sheet of nori, shiny side down, in the middle of your bamboo mat. Spread ½ the quinoa evenly over the nori sheet, leaving a 2cm gap at the end furthest away from you. Place cucumber sticks, slices of avocado and ½ the remaining tuna across the centre of the quinoa adding Japanese mayonnaise and wasabi if desired, being careful not to overfill it. Using the bamboo mat, roll the nori to just over the filling and squeeze the roll evenly to tightly pack the quinoa. Moisten the end of the nori sheet and continue to roll the sushi until all the quinoa is covered. Squeeze the roll gently to tighten. Repeat with the remaining nori sheet. Slice the rolls, using a sharp knife and serve with the soy sauce and extra wasabi, if desired, to serve -
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