We first had hand rolls at Koriente in Austin, TX. This is an Asian fusion restaurant, but with a mission to serve healthy, MSG free, organic foods. It was DELICIOUS and we plan to go back again soon!
Look at that HUGE plate of veggies, topped with smoked salmon. Now that’s my kind of lunch! I rolled up some veggies, rice, avocado, and salmon with a little salsa…. so, so good.
We enjoyed it so much we decided to try it at home. I found the roasted seaweed paper at Whole Foods (you can also find it at Sprouts). I always buy one that is organic and 100% seaweed. I try to get the ones without sodium, but have used a packaged before that had a small amount of salt.
Each package of seaweed comes with 10 sheets. We tear those sheets in half so we have 20 pieces, 10 each. If you fill these rolls to the rim you will be stuffed pretty quickly (and may or may not be able to finish all of your rolls- sometimes I do, it just depends on how hungry I am). Each full sheet only has 10 calories though, so no need to worry about that. Although, we don’t count calories, we count colors. That’s a story for a different day though 😉
What you’ll need:
- 1 package roasted seaweed
- sliced avocado
- cooked black rice (you can also use quinoa, I do sometimes and it is just as good)
- organic kale
- slightly cooked sweet potatoes, sliced long ways (I microwave for 1-2 minutes to get soft enough to cut)
- smoked or raw sushi grade salmon (We have only done this once or twice because it is so expensive. We bought raw, sushi grade salmon at Whole Foods since smoked has a lot of sodium.)
- Annie’s BBQ sauce OR Sprout’s organic salsa
What you’ll need to do:
- It’s really quite simple- place your favorite fillings (carb, protein, veggies, sauce), roll up and enjoy!
- Be creative! A lot of times I just use what I have in the fridge. I’ve done mango, kale, spinach, quinoa, black rice, BBQ sauce, salsa, avocado, sweet potatoes, shredded cabbage, carrots, smoked salmon.