Quinoa has warming properties with a sweet and sour flavour; it strengthens the body and in Chinese medicine tonifies the kidneys. Nutritionally Quinoa is high in protein, contains more calcium than milk and is higher in fat compared to any other grain. It is also rich in iron, phosphorus, B vitamins and vitamin E.
Quinoa is an ideal food for vegetarians, it can be cooked to eat as a cereal, it can replace cracked wheat in tabouli, used instead of rice and the flour can be used in baking. It also is a great gluten free choice.
- Nori sheets
- 1 cup of Cooked Quinoa
- 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, sliced in fine sticks
- 1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced in fine sticks
- Egg (beaten eggs, cooked into a plain omelette and sliced into thin strips)
- Tamari sauce (for dipping sauce)
- Bamboo sushi mat
Line the nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat (see instructions on pack) with rice/quinoa, then line with avocado, carrot, cucumber and egg. Then tightly roll the nori sheet (as per instructions on pack).
Place in the fridge to cool, then cut into slices when ready to serve.