This is clean food. Nutty brown sushi rice provides the comforting base for a colorful, satisfying bowl of crisp, zingy, taste-popping flavors. It’s the kind of food I crave for a weekday lunch when I need sustenance for running around. There are a couple of Japanese places in London where they do a bento box full of rice, avocado, and seaweed, which I often pick up on the fly.If I’m at home, though, or if I have time the night before, I make this; it’s as good cold as it is warm. I have written the recipe to serve two but you can double it for a dinner for four — it’s a perfectly complete one-bowl light dinner on a sunny day.Black sesame seeds are pretty dark blue-black seeds and have a distinct, deeper sesame taste than their white counterparts. Black sesame seeds are high in both vitamin E and antioxidants. I buy black sesame seeds from Chinese or Japanese food stores or spice shops. If you can’t find them, just use some well-toasted white ones instead. — Anna Jones, author of A Modern Way to Eat.
Unlike the adorable little sushi rolls that feature meat, seafood, or vegetables wrapped in rice and then wrapped again in seafood, Nigiri simply combines rice and seafood into tasty little pieces. Want to eat it like the Japanese do? Skip the chopsticks this time.This recipe is courtesy of The Food Network.
This recipe is perfect when you're strapped for time, and kids will think you're super fancy for serving something sushi-like for dinner (and have a blast building their own handrolls). Just grab your favorite vegetables (cucumbers and asparagus work well), some steamed shrimp, and soy sauce to fix it all up.
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Packed with fiber and heart-healthy potassium, these one-bite treats, courtesy of Family Fun magazine, lend themselves to tasty customization. Can’t eat peanut butter? This recipe also works with sunflower-seed or soy butter.Click here for more of our best banana recipes.
Justin Warner, chef at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Do or Dine restaurant, came up with an inventive twist on a classic Thanksgiving dinner. Wrap turkey and cranberry sauce with nori and mashed potatoes for a creative sushi dish. Serve with a gravy dipping suace to round out the flavors and sushi-eating experience.
The beauty of these little gems is you can really turn them into any flavor sensation you might want, so don’t feel restricted by my version. Maybe even grab the chopsticks for a full sushi experience, and dip the pieces in some sweet berry sauce if you want!
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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My kids love to say they eat sushi, even if it is made with peanut butter. We incorporate peanut butter into my youngest daughter’s diet almost daily, per our doctor’s recommendation. She is severely allergic to tree nuts and has a slight allergy to peanuts. Because the peanut allergen levels are so low, her doctor suggested she eat peanuts daily so she doesn’t become more allergic to them. (Do not follow this advice without your doctor's recommendation.) Although we were nervous about this routine at first, the doctor was right: She’s never had a reaction to peanuts. Let’s just say it’s a good thing she likes peanut butter! Still, we have to get tricky to keep things fresh and new. Be sure to include a reusable fork.
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