Quinoa, Avocado, and Cucumber Sushi

So this tasted really good but, because I am not a trained sushi chef, looked like a hot mess.  Trust me though, all of the extra chopstick maneuvering was worth it.




  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 sheets of nori
  1. Cook the quinoa.  Heat the quinoa and water until they boil, and then let simmer while covered until the water is completely absorbed.
  2. Cut the cucumber and avocado into thin strips.
  3. Mix maple syrup, rice vinegar, and salt together in a small bowl or cup.
  4. When the quinoa is done, move to a bowl or plate.  Add a little bit of the vinegar mixture to the quinoa at a time.  When the two are mixed, put the quinoa in the fridge to cool for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. While the quinoa is cooling, lay the nori out on a sushi mat.
  6. When the quinoa is cooled, evenly spread it on the nori.  Lay the cucumber and avocado on top of the quinoa.
  7. Roll the sushi, and repeat to make the 4 servings.  Cut the rolls using a sharp knife.
  8. I sprinkled sesame seeds on top for some extra crunch and flavor, but this is optional.
  9. Enjoy and get ready to get a lil messy.



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