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Healthy Avocado Sushi With Brown Rice

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“This avocado sushi recipe goes over the basics of sushi rolling so that you can make your own amazing and healthy sushi. It might take some practice to get the hang of rolling, but it's worth it. Short grain brown rice is sticky enough to use instead of white sushi rice, but long grain brown rice will not work.”
READY IN:
1hr 15mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
4 rolls
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup short-grain brown rice
  • 1 -2 tablespoon brown rice vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 4 nori sushi sheets
  • 1 avocado
  • 14 red pepper
  • 12 cup alfalfa sprout

Directions

  1. Rinse and drain the rice, then add 2 cups of water and a bit of sea salt. Bring it to a boil, then simmer for 45 minutes.
  2. The rice then needs time to cool. Stir in enough vinegar to make the rice stick to itself.
  3. Lay a sheet of nori on your rolling mat. If there are grooves in the nori, these are to show where you should cut your sushi and should be oriented parallel to the direction you’re facing, not perpendicular.
  4. Spread some rice out to cover the nori sheet, leaving a space along the back edge to seal the roll.
  5. Place a small amount of vegetables along the close edge of the sheet, perpendicular to the direction you are facing. Roll the sheet up & over the row of vegetables. Press back towards you, and also down onto the roll. Make sure you are getting a tight roll but don't squish it.
  6. Peel the rolling mat off the front edge, and continue to roll. Press the roll together as you go, finishing by sealing with the strip at the far edge that has no rice.
  7. Before cutting into pieces, let your sushi roll sit for a few minutes for the nori to soften from the rice. Bowls of tamari (or soy sauce), pickled ginger and wasabi are commonly served alongside for dipping.

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