Friday, 24 October 2014

Nori Veggie Rolls - Lunch on "N" Day


It's lunchtime on "N" day and I'm using NORI

I made Nori Veggie Rolls. Rather than going the traditional sushi roll route, I opted for an all around veggie one, without the sushi rice or raw fish. The nori's subtle salty sea taste accompanies the veggies and hummus so well, resulting in a savoury and fresh flavour. I absolutely love these rolls, even more than I already thought I would. Yummy!





Servings: 4

1 ripe avocado, sliced
1 carrot, julienned
1 cucumber, julienned
1 cup hummus (see recipe on "H" day lunch meal)
leaf lettuce, torn into big pieces
4 Nori sheets


Directions

1. Place down one sheet of nori (dull side facing up) and place your washed and dried leaf lettuce covering entire nori sheet, just till about the edges, but not touching. Spread a few good Tbsp of hummus over the lettuce (this way the nori sheets won't get so soggy, as hummus directly on nori, would make it too soggy). 


2. Place your julienned cucumbers, carrots and avocado along the long side, near edge, but not at edge. You can add whatever veggies you like for these rolls - they are so versatile!

3. Gently roll up with sushi roll mat, or your fingers, being careful not to break the nori. 


4. Slice into approximately 6 rolls per nori sheet. 


*These are best enjoyed fresh, as nori will get soggy from sitting with moist foods.  

Enjoy!



NORI

Nori is like an edible crunchy piece of paper. The Japanese have been drying and roasting this sea vegetable for 1,300 years. Nori is rich in nutrients, especially, iodine. Essential for your metabolism, if your body is lacking in this nutrient, you can suffer from hypothyroidism. 

Nori is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin A, and magnesium. 

Nori
(1 sheet)

Potassium  356 mg
Protein  6 g
Vitamin A  104 %
Vitamin C  65 %
Iodine  57 mcg
Calcium  7 %
Iron  9 %
Vitamin B6 - 10 %


Are you indulging in foods from the sea - Nori?




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