|Source: Republished with permission from Nourshing Foods. Copyright 2009, Genevieve Sherrow, original recipe|
|Prep time: 30 minutes|
This is a nutritionally packed food. Nori and quinoa are high in protein and a good dietary source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. More specifically, this is a great way to get calcium in your diet as almost every ingredient contains calcium (see Additional Notes).
If the seaweed is farmed in calcium-rich waters, it should be a good source of calcium (check the package nutrient contents or contact the manufacturer).
Nori seaweed sheets are available in most grocery stores (including co-ops, Asian markets).
Combine water and quinoa in covered pot. After water comes to a boil, turn heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes or until all of the water has been absorbed. Fluff with a fork and cool.
Heat saucepan to medium-high heat, then add olive oil. Sauté garlic and ginger. Turn heat to medium, add quinoa and saute for 1 minute. Add celery, sesame oil and tamari and mix until quinoa is coated. Crumple nori sheets as you would a piece of paper, sprinkle over mixture. Top with cashews and sesame seeds and mix again.