Rice free sushi
A great & filling bread free lunch which is also grain free (buckwheat is from the rhubarb family).
You could make this with quinoa or even millet if you wish to.
This makes approximately 4 long sushi rolls which serves 2 or can be cut up into small rolls to serve more as a finger food.
You can of course not mash everything together and add it as whole ingredients like traditional sushi is made but I like to mix it all together it’s easier for little fingers as sushi can fall apart especially when you aren’t working with sushi rice and the normal seasonings that go on the rice to hold it together. Experiment with your child’s own favourite fillings.
You will need
2 cups of buckwheat (soaked overnight if possible or if not for at least 2 hours in warm water)
1 – 2 avocados (depending on size)
Handful of sun dried tomatoes
1 x coarsely grated carrot
1 drained can of salmon, tuna, trout etc – use in springwater or olive oil or shredded chicken for those with fish allergies
Pink salt & pepper to taste (by using Pink or Himalayan salt you are benefiting from all the great trace minerals that these salts contain). It’s normal table salt that you should avoid!
1 x packet of Nori
Cook buckwheat in either the Thermomix as you would rice in the basket for 18 mins speed 2 – 3 or in a pot of boiling water for roughly the same amount of time. Allow to cool completely. (I normally do this the night before I need it)
Mash up the avocado and fish together and then mix through the sundried tomatoes and carrot.
Spread out the mixture evenly along the nori sheet leaving about 3cm at one end and start to roll away from you (you can use a bamboo mat to help if needed. Wet the end of the nori sheet with some water on your finger so that you can seal the sushi roll.
Wrap the bottom in some grease proof paper and pop it into lunch boxes or as we like our 4MyPlanet wraps/sandwich pockets as shown which are available from here in many different styles and sizes.
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4Myearth also does great food covers too for plates/bowls which I find really handy to have to cover up leftovers or ingredients I’m prepping for later use.
If your little ones aren’t keen on nori there are other ways to make bread free wraps as shown in these pictures below for inspiration. Images from Pinterest & The Urban Poser. Both are grain free and Paleo friendly.
Another great recipe for bread free lunches that are nice cold or warm are our Chicken fruit & veggie chicken patties. These are loved by kids and adults and we are getting rave reviews about this recipe!!
Kat & the boys