For me, lunch has always been something between two slices of gluten free bread. But today, we’re going against the grain (ha) and making prawn and avocado sushi hand rolls! They’re gluten free, dairy free, low FODMAP and the perfect lunch option.
Yeah, gluten free bread has come a long way these days, but with my stomach, I often end up feeling pretty full and sleepy after lunch. So I thought my prawn and avocado sushi hand rolls would make the perfect light lunch on the go or at home. They’re simple af to make and fun too!
I even managed to create a low FODMAP garlic oil, chilli and coriander dressing for your cooked prawns which only takes 30 seconds to make. That’s just how I roll.
Now I was always told to not play with my food as a kid, but sushi seems to be the one exception to that rule. You can really get your hands stuck in!
Making sushi is actually pretty relaxing! We’re not going super-complex with our sushi making here – in fact you don’t even need a sushi rolling mat or anything.
All you need is some seaweed sheets (yes, they’re low FODMAP), some sticky rice and a few simple ingredients for your filling. Let the prawn and avocado sushi hand rolls commence!
But notice how I said sticky rice, not sushi rice! I’ve got nothing against sushi rice apart from how many times you have to rinse it, drain it, rinse it, drain it, to get rid of all the starch. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
When you’re only making a couple of hand rolls for yourself at lunch, it hardly seems worth the effort. That’s why I would highly recommend using Jasmine rice instead – it’s nice and sticky and you can just cook it just like normal rice. Plus you can find it in any supermarket with all the other rice.
I wouldn’t recommend it for making actual sushi though, but for hand rolls, it’s perfect and so much more convenient.
But how do I cook my Jasmine rice with minimal effort, no need to drain it and no washing up? Well, I’ve got a little trick for you that Mark’s Mum taught me so read on…
You do it in the microwave! It’s like having your own rice cooker at home, giving you the perfect steamed rice every time. You don’t have to watch it, or even drain the rice and you’ll only have one dish to wash up.
Here’s the secret, but it highly depends on how powerful your microwave is. (ours is 1000W FYI)
You take a glass dish with a lid like this first of all. Pour in roughly one mug’s worth of rice (enough for two people) and the same amount in boiling water, twice.
So just to clarify, it’s one mug of rice, two mugs of boiling water. Pop the lid on and whack it in the microwave.
Now, I put mine in on the lowest power (180W) for 28 minutes (you can do this earlier in the day, then just basically forget about it). Then, when I’m ready to make my sushi, perfectly cooked sticky rice emerges from the microwave – no draining required.
So that’s probably the most important part of my prawn and avocado sushi hand rolls recipe sorted…
So now you know how to cheat your way to easy sushi rice, what about constructing your hand rolls?
Well, first of all, lay your seaweed sheet out on a chopping board. You may have to trim it down a little with scissors if it’s nearly a square shape – we want more of a rectangular shape.
Then, create a line of rice starting from one corner all the way to just before the middle of the sheet on the opposite side. (I hope this is making sense!)
Then lay a piece of avocado (one eighth of an avo is low FODMAP FYI) next to the rice and add your prawns on top of the rice.
Then start rolling! It’s hard to explain just in writing, but you’re trying to create a cone shape. So first overlap the small part of the seaweed sheet over your filling, then keep on rolling, but just not in a straight direction!
Use a few grains of rice to stick the sheet to itself and you’re done. Your prawn and avocado sushi hand rolls are looking great already!
Even though you’re already clearly an expert if you read this far, here’s how to make my prawn and avocado sushi hand rolls any way…
- 1 pack (150g) of cooked prawns
- 1 tbsp of garlic-infused olive oil
- 1 tsp of coriander paste/purée
- 1/2 tsp of chilli paste/purée
- 1 pack of sushi nori seaweed sheets
- 1 small avocado (an eight of an avocado is low FODMAP)
- Jasmine rice (one mug's worth will produce more than enough rice)
- Toasted black sesame seeds
- Fresh chives
- 1) 30 minutes before lunch, place one mug of Jasmine rice with two mugs of boiling water into a glass container with a lid. Place it in the microwave. Put it on at a low power setting (mine is 180W on a 1000W microwave) for 28 minutes. Do not remove the lid to check if it's done until the end as this will allow all the steam to dissipate and it won't cook properly. If you dig into the middle after 28 mins and there's no water, it's done. If not, quickly put the lid back on and put it in for longer.
- 2) Mix all the ingredients for your prawns in a bowl and set aside.
- 3) When you rice has cooled a little, you can begin making your sushi hand rolls. Lay your seaweed sheet out on a chopping board. You may have to trim it down a little with scissors if it’s nearly a square shape – we want more of a rectangular shape.
- 4) Then, create a diagonal line of rice starting from one corner all the way to just before the middle of the sheet on the opposite side.
- 5) Then lay a piece of avocado next to the rice and add your prawns on top of the rice.
- 6) Then start rolling! You’re trying to create a cone shape. So first overlap the small part of the seaweed sheet over your filling, then keep on rolling, but just not in a straight direction! Imagine a clock, with the pointy end of the hand roll being in the centre, which should always remain static. You want to roll the hand roll clockwise until it’s nice and tight.
- 7) Top with sesame seeds, freshly chopped chives and enjoy!
Thanks for reading how to make my prawn and avocado sushi hand rolls!
If you make them, I’d love to see how they turned out. So absolutely make sure that you send me a pic using my social media links below…
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