Along with my last post on blooming wild rice, here is a fun recipe to use your new talent. Remember that wild rice is not really ‘raw’ because it has been pasteurized. But it still has a LOT of great nutrition (think B vitamins, protein, iron and other minerals), and you can prepare it by raw standards by blooming it. This recipe is similar to our other sushi recipe but we use real rice this time instead of jicama. Since this rice is black…it actually looks LESS like sushi than the other recipe, but is closer to traditional ‘sushi’ because we include seasoned rice.
What you’ll need (serves 2-4):
For the sushi
- 3 cups of bloomed wild rice (here are some basic instructions)
- 1 red pepper
- Half of a cucumber
- 1 carrot
- 1 small zucchini
- 1 steamed yam (skip this if you want it completely raw, or replace with avocado)
- Nori seaweed wraps
For the cashew sauce
- 1 cup of cashews
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 inch of ginger
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons of sea salt
- 3 tablespoons of agave or maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
What to do:
- Blend all the ingredients for the cashew sauce, then mix with bloomed wild rice.
- Cut red pepper, cucumber, carrot, zucchini and yam into thin long pieces.
- Lay nori wrap on a dry flat surface. Put 3 tablespoons of wild rice mixture onto the nori. Cover the bottom 1/3 of the nori sheet with your wild rice mixture.
- Layer the vegetables on top of the wild rice.
- Roll using a sushi rolling mat, but if you do not have one you can use just your hands to wrap the nori, just make sure to wrap very tightly and evenly.
- Wet the top of the nori wrap with your finger, it will make the nori stick as you wrap it.
- Roll tightly and cut into 6 pieces with a sharp knife.
- Enjoy with marinated ginger and tamari/nama shoyu
Sushi is a great treat to bring to a potluck. It doesn’t take terribly long to make, and will impress your friends. Mix and match what you put inside, try some pickled veggies like daikon or mushrooms as well. The nori wraps are high in sea minerals like iodine, which is great for your thyroid health.
What is your favorite raw and vegan sushi filling?? Share it with us below!