Sorry I’ve been MIA on the blog, but like I always mention, it’s better if you follow me on Instagram or Facebook where I post pictures, recipes and news daily. I have so many good recipes to share with you all here that I haven’t had the time to post. Today I want to start with an awesome lunch I made for my family a few days ago..
I had this idea for weeks, and was looking for the right time to do it but there was always something, until I knew I had to take it out of my head and just do it. I made this AWESOME sushi cake, it is low fat, gluten and oil free, besides being vegan of course. It is super easy to make and so delicious!
Absolutely everyone at home loved it, and there was nothing left!
Gastrawnomica’s Brown Rice “Sushi Cake” (gluten and oil free)
1 cup organic brown rice, uncooked
1 1/2 cups shredded cucumber (can use any other veggies like jicama, carrots or zucchini)
2 nori sheets
Black sesame seeds, for topping
Low sodium Tamari soy sauce
1 lime juice
Water, as needed
Coconut sugar or coconut nectar
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
To start, cook the rice with 2 1/2 cups of water and a pinch of sea salt and pinch of dried herbs (optional). Let it cook until all water is absorbed and the rice is fully cooked. Meanwhile, prepare a square pan with plastic paper, mash the 2 avocados in a small bowl and shred your vegetables.
Once the rice is cooked and not too hot, make the first layer using half the rice, press with a spoon or a spatula, then add the shredded vegetables and spread all around the pan. Top with 2 nori sheets (my pan was the same size as the sheets, so it fit perfectly, if it doesn’t, shred your nori sheets too and spread over veggies). Top with mashed avocado and make sure to cover all the edges. Finally, top with the rest of the rice and use some water in case the rice is not sticking properly.
Top with black sesame seeds. Let it sit in the fridge for an hour before serving.
To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients and add tamari and water as needed. Coconut sugar/nectar to taste, I added around 1/2 tsp and it was enough.
RECIPE VIDEO IN SPANISH:
Remove sushi cake from fridge, cut in squares, making sure you go through the nori sheets (in case you didn’t shred) and serve with sauce.
Delicious, super easy and nutritious! Hope you make it and let me know how it goes! If you make any of my recipes please don’t forget to share, send it to me via email or facebook, or tag me on Instagram #gastrawnomica so I can share on my facebook page!
Have a lovely weekend! TTYS