Vegetable Quinoa Sriracha Handrolls


I love sushi, but it definitely is not the easiest thing in the world to make. However, hand rolls are a great place to start. I must admit that I am still very much learning how to roll these into nice secure cone shapes, but so far I have managed to make a few that stick together, and they taste great, so that's good enough for now!

These are as simple as simple gets, but you can feel free to add whatever ingredients you want to your hand rolls. I made some with raw salmon last week, and they were amazing. You could also add avocado, which I would suggest, but I didn't happen to have any on hand last week when I made these. 

Ingredients (makes 6 hand rolls)

  • 3 sheets nori (seaweed), cut in half
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 large purple carrot
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • Sriracha

1. Combine quinoa and rice vinegar, mixing evenly until quinoa is sticky.  

2. Lay seaweed flat, shiny side facing down. On the left side of your seaweed sheet, spoon about 1 tablespoon of quinoa, pressing flat. 

3. Slice carrots and cucumbers thinly lengthwise, and then again crosswise so you have about 2 inch slices. Place those on top of the quinoa, and add a little bit of Sriracha.

4. To fold up hand rolls, take the left corner and begin to roll up diagonally into a cone shape.