Monday, July 20, 2009

Sushi Rice Salad

I had to share my favorite summer salad taken from Cooking Light. I have made this several times to rave reviews. The original salad calls for regular rice vinegar, but I like the seasoned rice vinegar much better. I have tried it with the nori as a garnish, but I personally prefer the salad without the nori. It pairs well with seared tuna or soy-glazed salmon, and has all the flavors of a cucumber roll.

Yield: 7 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

* Rice:
* 2 cups uncooked sushi rice
* 2 cups water
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt

* 1/2 cup seasoned rice vinegar
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
* 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
* 1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
* 1 garlic clove, minced
* 1/4 to 3/4 teaspoon prepared wasabi (Japanese horseradish; optional)

Remaining ingredients:
* 1 cup (2-inch) julienne-cut peeled English cucumber
* 1/4 cup minced red onion
* 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
* 1 sheet nori (seaweed), cut into 2-inch julienne strips


To prepare rice, rinse rice thoroughly in a sieve. Drain well. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan; add rice and salt. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; uncover and cool to room temperature.

To prepare dressing, combine vinegar and next 5 ingredients (vinegar through garlic) in a small bowl. Add wasabi, if desired. Combine cooled rice, dressing, cucumber, onion, and sesame seeds in a large bowl. Sprinkle evenly with nori.
Nutritional Information

256 (15% from fat)
4.3g (sat 0.5g,mono 2g,poly 1.5g)

Marie Simmons, Cooking Light, MARCH 2002


willow said...

Looks and sounds dee-lish!

Crystal said...

Oh yum!

~JarieLyn~ said...

I love just about anything with rice. It looks and sounds yummy!

Brian Miller said...

joining the chorus of yums!

Joanne said...

This is what I love about summer, these light, dee-lish dishes!

The Good Cook said...

Yum! Thank you for the recipe and the quote by Madame Benoit!

DJan said...

I will save this for a later time, since right now I'm back on South Beach so I can get into my jeans (which means no rice). BTW, I bought "The Intention Experiment" yesterday and am plowing my way through it. Could be awhile; it's heavy duty.

lakeviewer said...

Looks fun and easy for summer eating.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

What a lovely summer dish.

Mental P Mama said...

Yum. Squared.

Rose said...

Yummie......I love rice vinegar...this is a must try.


Ruth said...

I will be coming back for this recipe in a few days when I have house guests in prep for the wedding. It sounds fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

ellen abbott said...

Sounds and looks yummy. It would take me longer to garner all the ingredients than it would to make it and eat it. I was more interested in cooking once than I am these days.

The Redhead Riter said...

That sounds so yummy! I already have all those ingredients. I think I will try this recipe tomorrow night. Thanks.

Just stopped by to say
:o) Hope you had a Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful, light summer dish.
Thanks for the recipe.

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Looks delicious! You must be a fabulous cook!

Melissa said...

I need to try this. Thanks for posting.

Marguerite said...

Nancy, This recipe looks sinfully delicious! I love sushi and rice, so I will give this one a try. I need to eat light after the weekend I had. Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

This looks wonderful! I've bookmarked this to try!

Lorna said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm.. I GREW UP ON THIS KIND OF FOOD. :-)


Anonymous said...

I love Sushi. Sadly, I can only eat the vegetarian kind. It's vegan sushi night this Saturday at my favorite restaurant. :) You've made me hungry.

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