Introducing the lovely girls from The Biting Truth, Alex and Anna. We met these two qualified dieticians and nutritionists on a food shoot for Stephanie Rice and we’re thrilled that they have been generous enough to share some creative recipe ideas with us.
“Quinoa sushi makes for the perfect snack to serve when friends are coming around or you can enjoy a roll for lunch or even dinner. Packed with protein rich quinoa, a variety of vegetables and your choice of protein, this recipe ticks so many nutritional boxes,” Alex and Anna.
1 cup quinoa – we used KeenWah tricolour because we love the colour in the sushi
2 cups water
1 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cucumbers thinly sliced
½ sliced cabbage (purple or white)
2 tablespoons cottage cheese*
1 grated/sliced carrot
2 medium beetroots (roasted)
Tamari soy sauce
Protein of your choice: tofu, salmon, tuna, chicken*
Place the quinoa and water into a saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
Drain the excess water and set quinoa aside in a bowl to cool
In a small sauce pan, add the vinegar, sugar and salt and heat over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes or until sugar and salt are well dissolved.
Pour the vinegar mix over the cooled quinoa and stir to ensure the quinoa soaks up the liquid.
Place your sushi mat on a chopping board and top with a sheet of nori (shiny side down).
Take some quinoa and evenly spread it over the nori (leave a small border along the edge that is furthest away from you).
Arrange some fillings (you can mix up the combinations) in a thin line running through the centre of the mat.
Be careful not too add too much otherwise your roll may burst.
Now holding onto the mat, roll away from you until you have a neat roll.
Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into individual pieces.