I love sushi and sushi salads, and although it’s generally healthy for you, most places cover and coat everything in sweet chili sauce (high in sugar) or that amazing tasting (but not good for you) Japanese mayonnaise (Kewpie).
So this quick and easy thrown together recipe is the perfect “at home” sushi eating option. Serve it with grilled fish, or sashimi, toss in some prawns or flaked chicken if you want, the list of options and ideas are endless because this base is such a good and tasty salad!
Brown Rice Sushi Bowl
1 cup of brown rice (cooked to the packets instructions and kept warm)
1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into cubes
1 carrot, peeled and cut into cubes
1 cup of cooked edamame beans*
1 tspn each of white and black sesame seeds
4 kale leaves, stalks removed and cut into bite size pieces
A good handful of coriander and mint, chopped
2 TBSP of olive oil
Pink Himalayan salt, only if needed for seasoning
Dressing for rice
100ml of Rice wine vinegar
2 TBSP of sugar
Dressing for salad
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons of tamari or regular soy sauce
Add all the salad ingredients into a bowl and mix
In a small pot, add the two ingredients for the rice, bring to the boil and make sure the sugar is dissolved. Mix this into your warm rice. The warmth helps absorb the mixture.
Leave to cool.
In the salad bowl, pour over your lime juice and tamari, and mix well, scrunching up the kale, check for seasoning. You might need to add a pinch of salt!
Now mix the rice and the salad base together and VIOLA! Done!
Serve as you please! Even on its own!
*edamame can be found in any good grocery store or Chinese specialty shops, but if you can’t seem to track them down, you can add peas, or chopped up fine beans. If you can only find the edamame pods, cook them as per instructions and just removed the little gems from the inside!