Monday, June 25, 2012
I am not a strict vegetarian by any means, but have always looked for ways to decrease the amt. of animal fat in my diet. Here's a recipe that really hits the spot on those days when you just crave something for supper but not meat!
California Roll-In-A-Bowl (kid tested, Mother approved!)
1 cup brown rice (1/2 cup dry) *cook rice per instructions -- the ratio is 1 cup rice/2 cups water*
1 head chopped butter or romaine lettuce *or whatever other greens you might want to use**
8 oz. imitation crab meat chopped
1 English cucumber thinly sliced *peeling is optional -- but do give it a scrub*
1 ripe avacado diced
1 grated carrot
3 cups chipped ginger (can use pickeled ginger -- found in Asian markets)
Dressing for California Roll-In-A-Bowl
3 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. light soy
Wasabi or wasabi powder to taste (I use about 1/2 tsp. of either)
Put lettuce into bowl with the other ingredients for the salad. Whip up the dressing and pour it over the ingredients and toss.
You can use the following for a garnish, too, if you want to:
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
1 large sheet of Nori (seaweed) toasted then crumbled
Nutrition information for the whole salad:
calories: 189.2 calories
carbs : 21.3 gm.
fat : 8.3 gm.
protein : 6.5 gm.
This is a great dish during the summer when you just want something light. Enjoy!