If you love sushi but feel daunted by making your own, these hand rolls are a great alternative. Sea vegetables are a useful source of iodine, an important nutrient for thyroid function. Rather than rice, these rolls contain soft rice noodles, combined with prawns to provide protein, omega-3 fats and minerals (selenium, zinc, copper and iron) for thyroid function. Serve with a little tamari soy sauce, chilli dipping or plum sauce if desired. For a vegetarian option, use sliced avocado instead of prawns.
- 30g/1oz vermicelli rice noodles
- Handful of enoki mushrooms
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
- 1 tbsp wasabi paste
- 4 nori sheets, quartered
- Handful of alfalfa sprouts
- 100g/3½oz small cooked prawns (shrimp)
- Place the rice noodles in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Leave them to stand for 5 minutes until soft.
- Drain and rinse under cold water.
- Place in a bowl with the enoki, rice vinegar and tamari.
- To make the rolls, brush a little wasabi diagonally down the centre of each nori square. Top with a few rice noodles and enoki. Place on top some of the alfalfa sprouts and prawns. Wet the edge of the nori then roll into a cone shape. Repeat to make 15 more cones.