RECIPE: An easy Valentine's Day sushi dinner

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Sushi Bowls
Courtesy: Dietitian Lindsay Sparks of Mercy Hospital
Serves: 2-3

For the Rice:
1 cups short grain white rice
1 cup brown rice
2 cups water
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp white sugar
1 tsp salt

Sriracha Mayo:
4 Tbsp mayonnaise
2 Tbsp sriracha

4 oz. seafood of your choice (salmon, crab, shrimp, etc), cut into small pieces
1 carrot, julienned
1 cucumber, julienned
1 avocado, sliced
1 pack of nori seaweed sheets, cut into smaller pieces
1 Tbsp sesame seeds


Place the uncooked rice in a fine mesh colander and rinse under cold running water until water runs clear. In a medium sauce pot, add 2 cups water and rice. Cover with a lid and cook over high heat to a full boil, then turn down the heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn off the heat and let the rice rest, undisturbed and with the lid on, for 10 additional minutes.

While the rice is cooking, prepare the toppings. Mix together the sriracha mayo in a small bowl until well combined.

For the sushi rice dressing, combine the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Microwave for 15-20 seconds to warm the mixture, then stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.

Once the rice is finished cooking, transfer it to a large bowl. Sprinkle about 1/4 of the vinegar dressing over the rice, then gently fold or stir the rice to combine. Repeat the process until all of the vinegar dressing has been incorporated into the rice and the rice has
taken on a glossy appearance.

To build your sushi bowls, place about 1 cup of the seasoned sushi rice in a bowl, then top with seafood of choice, carrot, cucumber, avocado, a few pieces of nori (dried seaweed), a pinch of sesame seeds, and a drizzle of the sriracha mayo.

Nutritional Information:
(per 1 bowl with 1 cup cooked rice)

Calories: 436
Total Fat: 23 grams
Saturated Fat: 4 grams
Total Carbohydrate: 46 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Protein: 12 grams
Sodium: 407 mg
Vitamin A: 70% of daily value

Need help making healthier selections at the grocery store? You can shop with a registered Mercy Hospital dietician and get expert advice for free! The event is Tuesday, February 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1320 S. Glenstone Avenue in Springfield, Mo. Meet the dietitians inside the store at the front. Learn how to read nutrition labels and the understand the health claims on food packages. To register call Mercy at 417-820-3666.