Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Raw Sushi

This recipe is if you're looking to alter your eating habits. If you choose to eat raw, you are simplifying your life. No cooking involved, no reading of labels, just shop in the produce section and prepare accordingly.
If you're a fan of sushi, this one comes close.
Raw sushi
Raw Rice
To make the rice, I  used the cauliflower, but you can also use;
1 half jicama, or
5 peeled and washed carrots, or
1/2 a cauliflower or any other root vegetable.
Process one of the above vegetables in the food processor until a rice like consistency is achieved and then put into a bowl.                 
Filling
Julienned or thinly sliced vegetables of your choice
A few suggestions: Avocados, Cucumbers, Bell peppers, Daikon radish, Beets, Carrots, Seaweed such as Dulse and Kombu Cilantro, Edible flowers, Chives, Green onions, Kale, or Tomatoes
Raw sushi
My filling wasn't totally raw, I mixed in some of my kefir cheese with lemon juice, along with some chopped crab meat.

Raw Pickled Ginger
1 knob ginger thinly sliced a mandolin
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons raw honey

Marinate the ginger for a minimum of 1 day in the refrigerator.
It will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Nori Sheets
Lay a nori sheet on a sushi mat
Spread an even layer of the "rice mixture" over the nori sheet
Place the vegetables in a thin line on top of the rice mixture as if you were making sushi
After you roll the “sushi” cut them into 1 to 2 inch pieces
Place on a plate and serve with the raw pickled ginger.



Stay hungry my friend.