Chia sushi


Maki sushi with Chia seeds


  • Nori seaweed sheets for sushi toast. They should be bright green.
  • Rice for Sushi
  • Ingredients for maki: salmon, avocado, carrot,…
  • Soy sauce
  • Chia Seeds washed, drained and toasted in the skillet over medium heat
  • Wasabi
  • Pickled ginger or parsley for decoration.


  • Wash the rice 2 or 3 times.
  • Put the rice to cook (2 cups water to 1 part rice) At this rate we will be sure it will be cooked well, and we can cook the rice with the pot lid on for 8-10 minutes.
  • Prepare the seasoning sushi: avocado, pepper, blanched or raw carrot, salmon, tuna,… Cut into strips. Imagination to power! The more variety, the more beautiful it will be at the table.
  • Remove rice from heat. If done well, it is not necessary to strain the water. Place rice on a plate that we will use to cool.
  • Prepare Nori for maki, placing it above the “mat” that will help us to roll it (“makisu”), with the brightest part down.
  • Mix the rice and chia seeds.
  • Place the rice in half of the surface of the algae, and place the stuffing in the middle.
  • With the help of makisu, pressed the sushi rolls and roll them.
  • To help you “stick” the end of the alga, we can wet it a little.
  • Dip the knife and cut the sushi roll in “mini” makis.
  • Serve with soy sauce for seasoning and garnish with carrot, wasabi, pickled ginger or parsley.
  • If you want to take with wasabi (spicy flavor), it must be diluted before with soy sauce.
  • It is typically eaten with your fingers or chopsticks in Japan, although, in the West, is typically eaten with “chopsticks.”

Properties of chia sushi

Original recipe to vary our daily healthy diet. Moderate consumption of 5-8 servings, depending on the size of sushi, represents not an excessive caloric intake. It is a food rich in carbohydrates and vitamins. This is an alternative to color the typical black sesame sushi. Ideal for people allergic to sesame.

Very good in any kind of balanced diet: for vegetarians, people with food allergies, diets, for children, etc..

It is very beneficial for its Omega 3 content, especially if you add salmon, tuna and avocado. Omega 3 is a type of essential fat hard to find in the current diet. It can be found in fish, shellfish, or wild plants, such as legumes, nuts and flax.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

9 July, 2021

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