Introduction: Quinoa Sweet Potato Avocado + Ostrich Sushi.
Traditional sushi rolls are super tasty, but that doesn't mean you should keep from adding nontraditional fillings to your rolls.
And quinoa can pack your sushi with a little more protein and dietary fiber than white/brown rice.
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Step 1: Ingredients/Tools
1 cup quinoa
2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
5 sheets of nori
1 sweet potato baked
1 fillet ostrich - I got mine from a local farmer's market
Cast Iron Skillet
Experiment! If you have a filling you love, definitely try it [cucumbers, radishes, etc.]!
Another cool thing would be to dye the quinoa with beets....
Step 2: Prepare the Ingredients
Wash and drain the quinoa and then cook with 1 1/2 cups of water.
After the water has cooked away, mix in the rice vinegar and let sit.
Preheat oven to 450 F
Season fillet with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Heat up the cast iron skillet on the stovetop. When hot, add a little olive oil to the skillet
Sear the fillet in the cast iron skillet, flipping it in 2-3 minutes
Insert skillet into the oven and continue to let cook until it's pink in the middle (10-15 min.).
Let cool. Then cut into small strips.
Preheat oven to 450 F
Cut into small strips [a little smaller than 1cm x 1cm in cross-sectional area]
Season with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
Spread strips on a greased baking pan and bake until tender.
Try to turn the potato strips once or twice while baking.
Remove and let cool.
Step 3: Roll Up!
Next, prepare your rolling mat by placing plastic wrap over it.
Place a nori sheet on top.
Use a spoon and take some quinoa, spreading a think, even layer over 5/6ths of the roll.
Next, line up your ingredients near the bottom of the roll.
Use the mat to tightly roll up the sushi. When you get to the end, place a little bit of water on the part of nori with no quinoa to seal the roll.
Step 4: Cut and Serve
Remove the mat with plastic wrap and, using a sharp knife, cut the sushi roll into approximately 1" tall pieces.
Put on a plate and serve!
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