Mushroom Avocado Sushi

Shiitake Avocado SushiLast night I had the most amazing sushi rolls!  They were delish, homemade, freshly prepared, and took me back to early mommy moments with my young kiddies – all sushi lovers by the way, who once eagerly anticipated with glee, the arrival of  their sushi bento boxes at school!

In lieu of Mother’s Day today, I thought I’d share with you a sushi recipe.  Sushi for me is associated with the joys of being a mama!  I think of my kiddies always.  I see their little faces beaming with joy as I make those weekly special deliveries to the classroom doors – such delightful tender moments …. memories that will forever warm my heart!

Sushi making is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.  It is also a good way to get your kids involved in meal planning and healthy eating from a young age.  Other nutritious veggies may be added  to suit their palettes and most likely they’ll eat it if they made it themselves.  Or you may want to encourage quality time in the kitchen with your significant other.  Why order take out when you can roll up a storm?  If you’re a newbie to sushi rolling, I say go forth and conquer with these helpful rolling tips!

Tips on Rolling Nori

  • Place Nori down on the bamboo mat.  Typically, the shinier side is put faced down.
  • Layer fillings in a neat row, leaving approximately half an inch of space at the edge closest to you.
  • Rub a bit of warm water on the edge farthest from you.  This will help the two sides of nori stick together.
  • Holding the closest edge of the bamboo mat, roll the sheet away from you.
  • Tighten the roll as you go.  Imagine you are rolling up a sheet of paper to minimize excess space.  Be cautious not to roll too tight as fillings may squeeze out.
  • Once tightened, you should be able to un-wrap the bamboo without the roll coming apart.
  • Once done, cover your roll with the bamboo mat and press firmly over it for a beautiful shape and form.
  • Move your full roll onto a cutting board.  Slice it first in the center.  From there you can cut it into sixth or eighth depending on your preference.

Shiitake Mushrooms Health Benefits

Good source of vitamins D, B3, B6, B12, Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Zinc.  Immune supporting, cardiovascular and anti-cancer benefits!

Avocado Health Benefits

Contain heart-healthy, brain-boosting unsaturated fats, blood pressure lowering Potassium, blood-cell regenerating Iron and Copper, and vitamin C for antioxidant activity and cell protection from free radical damage.

Hope you enjoy this heart-healthy recipe and wishing you all a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend!

Love and nori,

Martine ~ holistic nutritionista

Mushroom Avocado Sushi

Serves 2
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Dietary Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Soy Free, Vegan
Meal type Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Starter
Misc Child Friendly
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked sushi rice (or brown rice)
  • 3 cups fresh shitake mushrooms (washed and sliced)
  • 1/2 Medium avocado
  • 1 Medium carrot (julienne)
  • 2 leaves lettuce (washed and spun dry)
  • 2 sheets nori (seaweed)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger (freshly grated)
  • 1-3 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil (or oil of your choice)
  • water (as needed)
  • sesame seeds (optional)

Directions

1. Heat the oil in a skillet, add ginger and lightly saute.
2. Add mushrooms and Tamari, adding a little water as needed so mushrooms will cook without sticking to the pan.
3. Once mushrooms shrink up and get slightly dark, they’re ready. Remove from heat.
4. Lay out your Nori on a sushi mat.
5. Spread cooked rice thinly on Nori (or under if you wish) using a flat non-stick rice spoon if you have one.
6. Place lettuce on the edge nearest to you.
7. Spread avocado slices on top.
8. Make a row of mushrooms and carrots.
9. Roll, slice, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and Enjoy!
10. Serve with extra Tamari and some wasabi. (optional)
11. Enjoy!

 

 

Martine

CNP, Holistic Health Coach ~ I specialize in supporting my clients stress less, improve digestive wellness, eat clean, and break the barrier of the food and mood connection.

One Comment:

  1. Crap, why did I read this post… Now I’m craving sushi! It’s my “desert island” food!

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