Black Rice Sushi ( Welcome 2017 )
Apart from the 'positive thinking', 'eating healthy' happens to be one of my top resolutions for 2017. While it is true that I did not actually wait for the year to commence to get on with my resolutions, I plan to stick to it with greater diligence this year. It includes cutting down on meat and fish to introducing more of superfoods like broccoli, black rice, quinoa, chia seeds in my everyday diet. Plus there will be greater focus on native superfoods like amaranth, spinach, gooseberry, turmeric, alsi (flaxseeds) and subza(basil) .
Starting the year on a healthy note, the first post of 2017 is a super healthy 'Black Rice Sushi' with a filling of tofu, avocado, carrot and cucumber. This is one recipe that can easily be made a part of one's lunchbox. I am skipping the Nori sheets as I want to keep it completely vegan. Read on for the recipe -
Preparation Time - 35 mins
- 1 cup sticky Black rice
- 1 small carrot (cut into long pieces)
- 1 small cucumber (cut into long pieces)
- Tofu (cut into long pieces)
- avocado (cut into long pieces)
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar ( use rice vinegar if you have it )
- a drops of soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp water
- 1/2 tsp honey
- salt taste
Preparation - Soak the black rice overnight.
Steam the carrot pieces till tender.
Mix the ingredients for the 'Tezu' in a cup.
Cook the black rice till it is slightly mushy. Add the tezu and mix it in. Allow to stand till it cools down and is just bearable to touch.
Take a aluminium foil and spread some of the black rice in a rectangle shape keeping about 1 1/2 - 2 inch space from the margins.
Place the tofu and the vegetable slices in the center of the rectangle. Lightly moisten the edges of the rice.
Gently grabbing the foil from the sides and using your fingers, roll it over keeping the vegetables in the center. Roll over a few times .
Remove the aluminium foil
Take a very sharp knife, moisten it and cut the sushi into 1 1/2 inch sized pieces.
[ Do check the video at the bottom of this post to learn the tricks of making a Sushi. ]
Serve it with pickled ginger, wasabi and soy sauce.
How to roll a sushi without using a Nori sheet -