For my first food blog I wanted to post a new favourite stand-by. I first made these Nori rolls a few months ago but they quickly became a regular. Thor LOVES them! Custom build these based on what needs to be used up in your fridge. To make these raw I use carrots instead of rice. Just pulse in a blender till the carrots are finely diced. I did add some whole wheat cous cous to my carrot mixture because I had some that needed to go soon!
Nori sushi sheet (should be sold in the Asian section at most supermarkets)
Whole Grain Rice and/or
*mix either with a little rice vinegar and agave or honey to make sticky and sweet!)
Veggies!! Pick any combo you like!
Avocado (a Thor and Sam Fav!)
Dulce (a red seaweed- super nutritious for vegans!)
I will also sometimes add some cheese. In this roll I used a vegan Mozz cheese
When you lay your ingredients on the Nori it should look a little like the picture below...
Roll the nori tightly with wet fingers.You can use a bamboo mat if you have one but its not the end of the world if you don't. Now rolling is a bit of an art....you want to roll as tightly as possibly....without tearing the nori. When I do tear the nori, I'm too strong for my own good sometimes, I just throw it all into a bowl with the nori all ripped up and make it a salad. BUT, assuming you roll successfully, seal the nori edge with some water and use a sharp serrated wet knife to cut you roll in half, then half again.
Wa lah! Display your beautiful rolls on a plate with a little soy sauce for dipping (I like to mix in wasabi powder for a kick) and some sliced avocado. For extra protein goodness I will also serve with some lightly steamed edamame beans. I like to sprinkle crushed red pepper on mine...
ENJOY! You little sushi chef you!