Easy // 15 mins // makes 5 Curly Sushi rolls 

Get the entire gang involved in stuffing these fun & flavorful curly kale sushi rolls.  Cooked brown rice is readily available, as is cooked & seasoned sushi rice, often from local restaurants.  HARVEST HACK: Cook beets easily in advance.

Medium Saucepan
Chop Stick

Harvest Ingredients
5 Large Kale Leaves, or more as you like
1 Small Orange
Sweet Onion, thin slice
Apple, julienne
Celery Heart, julienne
Carrots, julienne
Kiwi, peeled & julienne
Avocado, thin slice
Red Pepper, julienne
Golden Beet, pre cooked, peeled, julienne

Other Ingredients
2 Tbs Rice Vinegar
2 Tbs OJ
1 Tsp Soy Sauce
2 Tsp Orange Zest
(Opt) 1 1/2 Tbs Sunflower Seeds
1 Cup Cooked Brown Rice or Sushi Rice
1 Tbs Rice Vinegar
1 Tbs Sesame Seeds
1 Tbs OJ
(Opt) 1 Tbs Basil or Shiso, chiffonade
(Opt) Toasted Nori

Step 1: Cook the beets ahead.  Wash, do not peel, cover with water in a medium saucepan.  Add a teaspoon salt, cover, set over high heat & set a timer for 10 mins.  When the water boils, reduce heat to medium & set a timer for 25 mins. Turn off heat & let cool covered in the water.  I do this the night before or in the early morning.  Pull the ribs out of the kale leaves & add the Kale Marinade.

Step 2: Massage the leaves and set aside to marinate while you prep out the vegetables & fruits.  You don’t need much for 5 rolls.  Stir the flavorings into the cooked brown or sushi rice.  I like to set everything out as a buffet and let everyone make roll their own.  It’s a colorful feast for the eyes.

Step 3: The curly top end of the leaf will end up being the top of the roll.  Lay in a sheet of nori if you’d like.  Scoop in a couple tablespoons of sushi rice in the middle of the leaf.  Arrange the long fruits & veggies toward the top of the leaf, sticking out the top a bit.  Curl the leaf around the sushi and if desired, poke a hole w/ a chop stick & secure the roll with a firm matchstick of juilienned carrot.

Fun Fact: This is a great way to learn to love the flavors of sushi.  Kale & the briny sea flavor of nori seaweed pair together famously.  The crisp, crunchy, sweet and salty flavors of the fillings tumble together in harmony.  HARVEST PANTRY HACK: Keep sunflower & sesame seeds on hand for flavor, nutrition & crunch.