Brown Rice-Vegetable Sushi with Almond Butter Dipping Sauce
Packed with B vitamins, magnesium, protein, fiber and iron, brown rice is a much healthier alternative for sushi than white rice. As a bonus, it offers a lovely nutty taste too. Make this sushi with any veggies you like and serve it alongside this super-simple but ultra-decadent almond butter dipping sauce.
|Cook the rice with water in a covered saucepan until tender and the water has evaporated (approximately 20-30 minutes).|
|Stir in the rice vinegar, syrup and salt and leave to cool.|
|Place a sheet of nori on a sushi mat, and with wet hands, spoon a couple of tablespoons of rice onto the middle of it. Carefully spread and flatten the rice out to the sides, leaving about 3 cm at the top and bottom of the sheet free of rice. Press down to around 1 cm thickness.|
|Make a line of vegetables about 3-4 cm wide stretching from left to right. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top.|
|Roll the sushi in an upwards motion, using the mat to squeeze and tighten the roll as you proceed. Let it sit for a couple of minutes before cutting it to the size you want.|
|To make the almond butter dipping sauce, simply mix the almond butter, plant milk and a pinch of salt together to form a smooth paste. Adjust the quantity of milk for the desired consistency.|