Healthy Sushi Burrito
If you know me personally, then you know sushi is one of my favorite foods. However, not all sushi is created equal. You can find sushi all over these days - restaurants, grocery stores, even the food court at the mall. You really have to be careful that the fish you are eating is fresh. Also, bacteria can grow on sushi packages from the grocery store, likely from it being kept at poor temperatures, as well as possible bacteria from the raw veggies and fish. For these reasons, I love making sushi at home where I know exactly what’s going in them. The best part is that there’s really no set ingredients - you can throw in whatever veggies you have in your fridge! I like to substitute jasmine rice for quinoa or brown rice.
These sushi burritos are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals from the veggies, plus you’re getting tons of benefits from the seaweed! Nori, a type of seaweed, is full of health benefits that have been linked to increased energy, reduced symptoms of anxiety, improved digestive health, memory, and weight-loss.
Keep reading for the recipe!
Makes 3-4 rolls
- 8 sheets of nori (seaweed)
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2-3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 english cucumber, julienned
- 1 carrot, peeled and washed, julienned
- 1 avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 cup red cabbage, chopped
- Dipping: Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce or Liquid Aminos
- 4 shiitake mushrooms, washed and thinly sliced
- 4 green onions, washed and chopped
- 3-4 radish, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups alfalfa sprouts
- 1-2 tbsp black sesame seeds
- Cook quinoa according to instructions on package. Let cool.
- Slowly mix vinegar with quinoa (you may only need 2 tbsp)
- Place a sheet of nori on a sushi rolling mat or flat surface. Wet your hands and lightly pat until nori gets slightly soft. Gently spread about a 1/2 cup of quinoa. Add filling ingredients.
- Attach another sheet of nori by lightly damping the edges.
- Using your hands, fold the nori up and over the filling and roll tightly, wetting the top edge of the nori with a little water to seal it.
- Use a sharp, clean knife to make one cut down the middle.
- Dip with soy or liquid aminos and enjoy!
What else do you love putting in sushi? Tell me in the comments!