The Best Sushi Ever!

Really, it is, I promise! I’ve been making sushi since I was around 16, I just love spreading the rice, adding any fillings I have on hand, and then rolling it all up and being ready to go. Lately though, Ive actually stepped up my sushi making a notch and Ive been supplying a store in town with these yummy rolls. I tried endlessly to make brown rice work, but it simply wasn’t quite stable enough- always too wet or too dry! So, I stuck to the traditional sushi rice and added quinoa instead. This resulted in a rather perfect combination! I actually never tire of sushi- making it or eating it for dinner! And this recipe you can always substitute for your favourite fillings. Enjoy!

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  • 1 1/2 cups of sushi rice
  • 3/4 cup of quinoa
  • 1 sweet potato steamed, cooled and sliced into batons
  • 1/2 a  yellow capsicum thinly sliced
  • 1/2 a cucumber thinly sliced
  • a dozen sun dried tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 packet of pea sprouts
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado thinly scored
  • a dozen thai basil leaves
  • a small inch piece of ginger thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup of fresh organic sauerkraut
  • 4 nori sheets


Place the rice and quinoa together in a saucepan and cover with boiling water about 1-2 centimetres over the rice

Add a pinch of salt, a pinch of coconut sugar and a dash of apple cider vinegar.  Cook on your stove top until tender, stirring often and adding more water if need be- around 15 minutes.

Allow the rice and quinoa to sit for five minutes in the saucepan to absorb any final water and then spread the mixture over a plate and allow to cool slightly.

Have all of your filling ingredients sliced and ready to go on a chopping board next to you.

Place one sheet of nori on your sushi mat, cover with a good layer of rice/quinoa mixture, leaving around 2 centimetres at the end clear.

Place the fillings one by one along a line near the bottom of the nori sheet (see picture!)

Carefully roll the sushi up, dab a small amount of water along the empty strip of nori at the end to seal the roll.

Continue until you have 4 sushi rolls.

Cut in half and serve with tamari.


PS- If this is your first time rolling sushi do not be deterred if its a little tricky and finicky! Practice makes perfect and it doesn’t take long until you can roll with confidence and ease!