Thursday, June 23, 2016

peanut sauced quinoa nori rolls

No need for dipping sauces, these rolls are already sauced! By adding enough flavor to these hand rolls, I've made them super easy to take for lunch. A very convenient way to eat healthy on the go. No excuses now, sorry! I made six rolls with this recipe, some for today, some for tomorrow, and some to share.

peanut sauced quinoa
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water

Cook the quinoa as directed. While it's cooking, whisk together the sauce ingredients: 

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Bragg's amino acids or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp all natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes

When the quinoa is done cooking, immediately remove it from the heat and stir in the sauce. Set this aside to cool while you prepare the veggies. Any veggies will do, just make sure they are sliced thinly or julienne: avocado, green onions, green cabbage, lettuce, sprouts, etc. Be creative! This is what I used: 

  • 1/4 head purple cabbage
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • thai basil leaves

I have a rolling mat, which makes rolling sushi a cinch, but it's not necessary. Lay a sheet of nori on the mat with the shiny side down. Arrange about 1/3 cup of the sauced quinoa over 2/3 of the sheet that is closest to you.

Place the veggies evenly across the sheet, don't overload it! Begin rolling from the end closest to you by picking up the mat, tucking in the filling with your fingers, and using your thumbs for pressure to make the roll tight. Tuck the nori end in with your fingers along the entire sheet, roll to within 1/2 inch of the end. Using your fingers, wet along the edge and roll over it to make a seal. Use the mat to shape your roll and secure the seam.

Slice the rolls in half for easy hand rolls or cut into 1" sections for bite sized pieces.

Pack 'em up and don't worry about a leaky sauce in your lunch bag because there's no need for one! 

For more vegan sushi ideas check out my other quinoa nori wraps, vegan brown rice sushi, and sweet potato sushi.

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