Turkey BLT Sushi Rolls

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Turkey BLT Sushi Rolls
Turkey BLT Sushi Rolls
Bill Bettencourt

Turkey BLT Sushi Rolls

This whimsical twist on a classic sandwich, the BLT, is fun to make and delicious. Don't worry — all the classic elements are there: bacon, lettuce, and tomato. For a healthy twist, though, we used turkey bacon instead of pork, and incorporated some quinoa into the rice mixture.

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Ready in
45 m
5
Servings
289
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
5 sushi rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup sushi rice
  • 1/3 Cup quinoa
  • 1 3/4 Cup water
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 12 slices turkey bacon
  • One 6-ounce package toasted nori sheets
  • 1 large tomato, sliced thinly
  • 1 1/2 Cup shredded romaine lettuce
  • Reduced-sodium soy sauce, for serving
  • Wasabi, for serving
  • Pickled ginger, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium-sized stockpot, combine the sushi rice, quinoa, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, and let sit for 10 minutes. Stir rice vinegar into the rice before using.

Meanwhile, layer the turkey bacon onto a baking sheet. Bake according to the package directions, about 8-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

To assemble the sushi, line up all of the ingredients and cover a bamboo rolling mat with plastic wrap. Place 1 sheet of nori on top of the rolling mat, shiny-side-down. Lightly spread about ¾ cup of the rice mixture in an even layer on nori. Layer the strip of nori closest to you with 1 ½-2 pieces bacon, 3 slices of tomatoes, and some shredded lettuce.

Using your fingers to keep the filling in place, roll the mat (and nori) into a cylinder shape, using the mat to shape the entire roll. Squeeze tightly. Remove the mat, and continue to roll the sushi. Using a sharp knife, cut the roll into 7 pieces, and place on a platter.

Repeat the process until all of the rice is used, which will make approximately 5 rolls. Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.

Turkey Shopping Tip

Thanksgiving is not the only time to consume turkey. Now readily available year-round, be sure to take advantage of this chicken substitute.

Turkey Cooking Tip

For juicy meat, be sure to brine the turkey.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
33mg
11%
Protein
13g
25%
Carbs
43g
14%
Vitamin A
167µg
19%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
7.6%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.7%
Vitamin C
18mg
30%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.2%
Vitamin K
18µg
23%
Calcium
74mg
7%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
102µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
98µg
24%
Iron
2mg
12%
Magnesium
49mg
12%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
15%
Phosphorus
211mg
30%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
466mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.4%
Sodium
434mg
18%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9%
Zinc
2mg
15%

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