Here’s a cool recipe I found in one of the Coles recipe books….& adapted it to pack in some more tasty treats into the mix. Great for anyone’s lunchbox since they’re full of good fats & omegas, protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium & iodine.
1C sushi rice
1/4C sushi seasoning
1tsp castor sugar
95g tin salmon/tuna
2tsp chia seeds
1/4 avocado, diced
1/2 Lebanese cucumber
1Tbs sesame seeds
1 Nori sheet
1Tbs chia seeds (for coating if wish)
Cook the sushi rice as per following the packet directions. Don’t add the ‘extras’ they suggest – just cook then transfer to a heatproof bowl.
Stir in the sushi seasoning & sugar. Set aside to cool.
Stir in the salmon/tuna, avocado, cucumber, 2tsp chia seeds & any extra herbs you may like.
Use wet hands to shape about 2Tbsp portions of the rice mixture into balls. Place on a plate.
Put nori sheet into coffee grinder/mortar & pestle to grind into fine powder. Place the ground nori, sesame seeds & chia seeds into separate shallow bowls.
Roll each rice ball in a choice of coatings & return to plate.
Enjoy them immediately, or store covered in fridge for lunch the next day.