Sushi Rice Salad (Pareve)

Sushi Rice Salad
Sushi Rice Salad. © Miri Rotkovitz
  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6
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If you're a fan of veggie maki, but don't want to fuss with making sushi rolls. This Sushi Rice Salad is for you! Giora Shimoni likes serving it as an appetizer for a summer Shabbat meals, but it's great any time of year, whenever the craving strikes. Serve it as a side dish or base for a rice bowl, topped with fish, meat, or tofu.

What You'll Need

  • For the Rice Salad:
  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 red bell pepper (cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper  (cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice)
  • 1 orange bell pepper (cored and cut into 1/4-inch dice)
  • 1 English cucumber (or 2 Persian cucumbers, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced)
  • 1 carrot (trimmed, peeled, and cut into long ribbons with a vegetable peeler)
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • For the Vinaigrette: 
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon wasabi powder
  • Optional Garnish
  • : 2 sheets toasted sushi seaweed (cut into chiffonade)​

How to Make It

  1. Place the rice in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear. Place the rice and 1-1/4 cups water in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat and cover. Simmer for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the water is absorbed. Remove from the heat and let the rice sit, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. While the rice is simmering, combine the rice vinegar, 1-1/2 teaspoons water, sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk to combine. After the rice has steamed, whisk the vinegar mixture again, then pour it evenly over the rice. Stir well to combine. Transfer the rice to a large, shallow serving bowl. Spread the rice out into a thin layer and allow to cool slightly. Top with the chopped peppers and cucumber and stir well to combine. Top with the carrot ribbons. Refrigerate, covered, to chill the salad. 
  1. While the salad is chilling, make the vinaigrette: in a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and wasabi. 
  2. Just before serving, sprinkle the salad with the nori (if using). Serve with the vinaigrette on the side.

Make It A Meal: 

Top with Sweet Ginger Tofu and sliced avocado, or serve the salad alongside grilled chicken or Hawaiian Ribeye Steaks with Asparagus or Ginger Roasted Broccoli.  

Updated and adapted by Miri Rotkovitz

 

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 219
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 508 mg
Carbohydrates 47 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 5 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)