Quinoa Sushi Wraps

Quinoa is a fantastic grain it is rich in minerals and vitamins and full of protein. These quinoa sushi wraps make a great lunch, or afternoon snack. Easy to prepare ahead and take to work for lunch.

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.

Ingredients for Quinoa Sushi Wraps

½ cup  quinoa
½   carrot
¼  cucumber
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.

VARIATIONS-
– 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.

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