Updated: Mar 30, 2020
A nourishing, trendy and delicious meal you can easily make at home. Aside from the delicious twist to our Japanese favourite, sushi rolls, this dish also offer nutritional benefits for your gut (and the bugs within) and thyroid.
Love Japanese flavours? Check out this Baked Salmon With Ginger Miso Marinade recipe.
Cooked and cooled rice is a source of resistant starch, a type of fibre that escapes digestion in the small intestine, and moves through to the large intestine where it acts as food for your gut bacteria (1).
Today, Australian soils lack iodine, which is an incredibly important nutrient for the thyroid (2). Nori is an excellent source of iodine, so adding it to your diet may help keep your thyroid in check. Just 5 grams of nori is over 57% of your daily intake requirements.
The recommended daily iodine intake is 150 μg in adults who are not pregnant or lactating, As always, there is such as thing as too much of a good thing so don't go crazy and exceed the adult upper limit of 1,100 μg, as it may throw out your thyroid (3).
2 nori sheets
100g smoked salmon**
1/2 avocado, sliced or diced
1 cup cooked and cooled rice, any type
Any vegetables, sliced. Great options include carrot, cucumber, spinach leaves, iceberg lettuce, green beans or snow peas
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
2 Tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
Wasabi paste (use to taste)
2 tps tamari or soy sauce
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In a bowl place (in any order) rice, smoked salmon, nori sheets and vegetables
To make the dressing add tahini, tamari and wasabi and stir until combined.
Pour dressing into bowl.
Top with sesame seeds and serve
** Smoked salmon can be substituted for your favourite protein, tuna, chicken, tempeh or tofu are great sushi alternatives.