My kids absolutely love sushi which is great as I can packed it with whole grains, veggies and some lean protein which makes it perfect for lunchboxes. Sushi is also pretty versatile, you can just use whatever ingredients you have on hand.
2 cups of brown rice, made as per directions (or try using quiona, either instead of rice or a 50:50 mix)
4 - 6 Nori sheets (sushi wraps)
Any veggies you have available (grated carrot, zucchini, cucumber thinly sliced, alfalfa, bean sprouts, avocado, capsicum thinly sliced, cabbage shredded, lettuce)
Other optional fillings, mashed boiled egg, tuna, ham, sliced chicken
Also optional Mixed herbs or pesto
Once the rice is cooked, place it in a large bowl and mix through grated carrot (and maybe zucchini, sprouts etc), you can also herbs or a little pesto to the rice to add flavour and help stick it together. The avocado can also be mashed and mixed through the rice to help it stick together.
Place the Nori sheet on a bamboo sushi mat, or if you don't have one a piece of cling wrap works well too.
Spread the rice out to cover about half the Nori sheet and arrange filling in the centre of the rice.
With all the filling arranged, use two hands lift the bamboo mat or cling wrap and carefully roll the sushi (make sure you don't get the cling wrap stuck inside as you roll).
Place in the fridge for up to two days and slice as desired to serve.
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