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12pm-6pm

Sushi

You have probably guessed why I named this section 12pm-6pm, well if you have not, I will tell you why. I named this section by times because between this time frame, you should eat your lunch and dinner. You should have your lunch between 12-2 and your dinner no later that 7pm. Okay, now that I explained the meal times, lets get to the recipe. Today, I have for you a dish that I love to eat, but is not usually not good for you and considered healthy. Since I love to eat this so much, I decided to create my own that is healthy, yet scrumptious. You are probably thinking, so Jennifer, what dish are you talking about ? Well let me tell you, it is sushi! Sushi or California rolls are usually high in calories and unhealthy because these rolls contain some type of fried seafood, spicy mayo, cream cheese, etc...  So I decided to make my own, and let me tell you, it does the trick to satisfy my sushi cravings. Now, here is the recipe:

Note: I do not measure my vegetables and seasonings, so you can add as much or little to satisfy your liking. 

Ingredients: (1 person, makes about two rolls)

1/2 cup brown rice

Asparagus

Cooked Beets

Avocado

Nori (Seaweed)

Cucumber

Sushi Rolling Mat ( can be found in any asian grocery store/ section or on amazon)

Sriracha

Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Instructions: 

1. In a pot over medium heat, cook 1/2 cup of brown rice (wash rice to drain out excess starch) with one cup of chicken or vegetable stock/broth of about 20 minutes or until rice has consumed the liquid. 

2. While rice is cooking, prep your vegetables. First, chop off the ends of the asparagus and cut in half. Drizzle with a bit of grape seed oil, salt, and pepper. Then place on a pan and cook until tender. After Julianne (slice in vertical motion) cucumber, beets, and cooked asparagus.

3. When the rice is done let it cool. Once the rice is cooled and the  vegetables are prepped, you can begin to assemble your sushi roll. 

4. On top of the sushi rolling mat, place the seaweed (shiny side down) and spread a layer of rice. Then add cucumber, beets, asparagus, and avocado in a horizontal line across the sheet. Once everything is lined, begin rolling your roll. Grab the mat under along with the seaweed and begin to roll, but make sure you are pressing firmly as you roll because if not, you will not get a roll and it will just fall apart.

5. Finally when you have your rolls, you can cut them into discs. Serve with a drizzle of soy sauce and Sriracha. Now you can enjoy your guiltless sushi. Comment to let me know if you try this recipe out or any suggestions you will like to see. 

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