After months of cookies, cakes and cocktails, we're cleaning up our acts with this healthy and super delicious meal-in-a-bowl, a Sushi Salad of brown rice, marinated tofu, avocado and edamame, all tossed in a ginger wasabi dressing.
Marinated Tofu 12oz (350g) firm tofu, pressed dry between layers of paper towel & cut into 3/4-inch thick strips 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tbsp mirin 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1/2 tsp sesame oil
Brown Rice 1 1/2 cups short grain brown rice 2 3/4 cups water 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp soy sauce
Ginger Wasabi Dressing 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tbsp peanut oil 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp wasabi paste 1 tsp honey 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 small English cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeling and thinly sliced 1 cup shelled frozen edamame, thawed and drained well 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds 1 nori sheet, cut into thin strips
1) Place tofu in a medium bowl and toss with soy sauce, mirin, ginger and sesame oil. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes. 2) For the rice, in a fine-mesh strainer, rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook over low heat for 40 minutes. Remove from heat and let steam (covered) for 5 minutes. Spread rice on a baking sheet. In a small bowl, whisk rice vinegar, sugar and soy sauce. Sprinkle vinegar mixture over the rice. Let cool. 3) Preheat oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place tofu in a single layer. Bake for 10 minutes, turn tofu and continue to bake 5 more minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and set aside. 4) For the Ginger Wasabi dressing, using a blender, combine rice vinegar, mayonnaise, peanut oil, soy sauce, wasabi paste, honey and ginger until well combined. 5) To assemble salad, using 6 individual serving bowls, place rice in the bottom of each. Add tofu, cucumber, carrots, edamame and avocado. Generously drizzle each bowl with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds and nori strips to garnish.
With this Sushi Salad, Bite Me More loves: