The women I work with are often looking for quick and easy recipe ideas that support their fertility. Here whole grains and healthy fats roll together in one fast, versatile, and nutrient rich lunch.
All you do is wrap avocado and your favourite leftover grain up in a piece of nori, and voila! I don’t cut these rolls into pieces like sushi, so I don’t need to worry about the grain being sticky -really any grain works. Here I’ve used quinoa but I usually use short or long grain brown rice.
Avocado Nori Rolls
- 2 sheets of nori
- 2/3 cup cooked brown rice, or other grain
- 1/2 avocado
- Soy sauce or tamari for dipping
- Wasabi for spice (Add to the soy sauce)
Place one piece of nori, 1/3 cup brown rice, or other grain, and 1/4 of an avocado on a sushi rolling mat. Dip a brush, or your fingers, into water and dampen the top 1/3 of the nori. You do not need to spread out the grain like you would if you were making sushi. Just drop it on, and top it with avocado.
Using the mat, roll the nori around the avocado and grain. The wet part of the nori should stick the roll closed. If it looks like it might open, add a little more water.
You can wrap these up to enjoy later, or eat them right away. I like to dip mine in some soy sauce mixed with wasabi.
If you wrap them up, the moisture redistributes and softens the nori. If you want to eat them right away, I recommend using a little more water when rolling, and covering a bit more of the nori’s surface area with it, to promote the nori softening more quickly.