I love to eat Japanese Food. Every year for my birthday I always go out to a nice Japanese Restaurant and eat a really good Miso Soup with Green Tea and some Sushi. Now I have to confess this is the first time that I have ever attempted to make a California Roll but I can tell you that it turned out wonderful and it tasted absolutely delicious. Not only is it super healthy but it only takes 20 minutes to prepare and make, how great is that? I can honestly tell you I love to cook but I’m always excited when I find easy ways to cook where I don’t have tons of dishes to clean at the end. This is a perfect dish to make when you are hosting parties or having a fun date night with your special someone or friends!
2 Sheets of Nori
1/2 Cup of Organic Quinoa
1/2 Organic Carrot
1/2 Organic Cucumber
1 Organic Avocado
Soy Sauce or Teriyaki Sauce
Note: Feel free to add other ingredients such as Salmon, Tuna, Crab, or any other type of vegetable such as Cucumber. Have fun with it and experiment!
The first thing that you will want to prepare is the Quinoa. If you prefer you can also use your favorite type of rice. Depending on the brand of Quinoa you buy you will need to wash it in a small sieve, even if it doesn’t it is always safe to wash it beforehand. Next heat a pot on the stove at high heat and toast the quinoa for about a minute next pour 11/2 cups water into the pot on medium to high heat for 15 minutes with some salt and pepper. While the Quinoa is cooking you can gather your other ingredients and cut the Carrot, Cucumber, and Avocado into very thin long slices.
Once you are done slicing your vegetables and the quinoa is cooked you can start to arrange you rolls. It would be a good idea to wait a couple of minutes for the Quinoa to cool before placing it on the Nori Sheets. I first started with a layer of quinoa and covered half of the sheet next I placed a couple of slices of carrots, cucumbers, and avocado on top of the quinoa. Next sprinkle the inside of the sheet with some sesame seeds for a little extra crunch. Once you are done you are ready to roll up your California Roll as tight as possible. Once the Nori is all rolled up nice and tight take a sharp knife and cut the California Rolls into small/medium slices. Set the California Rolls on a nice plate and add a bowl of either Soy Sauce or Teriyaki Sauce for a dipping sauce.