Avocado Sushi with Brown Rice
Recipe by: Heather: Healthy Vegan Recipes
HOW TO PREPARE
Rinse and drain brown rice, place into a saucepan over medium heat, and pour in water. Stir in sea salt, bring to a boil, and simmer until rice has absorbed the water, about 45 minutes. Let rice cool until warm; stir in brown rice vinegar. Rice will be slightly sticky.
To roll the sushi, cover a bamboo sushi rolling mat with plastic wrap. Lay a sheet of nori, rough side up, on the plastic wrap. With wet fingers, firmly pat a thick, even layer of brown rice over the nori, leaving top edge about 1/2-inch deep uncovered with rice. Place 1 or 2 slices of avocado and a small amount of red bell pepper strips and alfalfa sprouts in a line along the bottom edge of the sheet.
Pick up the edge of the bamboo rolling sheet, fold the bottom edge of the sheet up, enclosing the vegetables, and tightly roll the sushi into a thick cylinder. Dampen the bare nori edge with a wet finger and seal the roll. Once the sushi is rolled, wrap it in the mat and gently squeeze to compact it tightly. Let rolls rest for a few minutes before cutting each roll into 6 pieces for serving.
1 cup uncooked short grain brown rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
- 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
- 1/4 red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
- 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts, or to taste
- 4 sheets nori (dry seaweed)