Emerging food trends are always most obvious on foodgawker and tastespotting. Within the past year, I’ve noticed peaks in gougeres, eggs on top of meals, broccoli pesto, roasted cauliflower, macaroons.. and last but not least, Kale Chips. I finally gave in and made “Kale Chips” today, and I have to admit it- they are good, really good. I used them as a substitute for Nori on my sushi salad which also included asparagus, spring onion, radish, terriyaki mushrooms, sesame seeds, edamame, and last but not least, a fried egg (it is Sunday after all).
This was my lunch today, I needed something filling as I went for a 5 mile run earlier (woohoo!). It’s not much effort if you’ve got sushi rice lying around, otherwise it requires a little extra time that I don’t usually allocate to mid day meals. This is a pretty versatile salad- other ideas for toppings are: cucumber, avocado, julienned and fried sweet potato, wasabi, tofu, salmon, crab, etc.
Sushi Rice for One
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
1 Spring Onion
2 Tbsp Edamame
1 tbsp Terriyaki Sauce
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Large leaf of Kale
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Red Chili Pepper Flakes
Cook Sushi Rice. Meanwhile, prepare the Kale Chips. Remove the largest vein in the hale, and tear into little pieces, about the size of a golf ball. Wash and dry, then place on a lined baking sheet and mix with olive oil, garlic powder, red chili flakes, and salt. Bake in oven at 300 for about 15 minutes or until crisp. Steam asparagus. Chop up mushrooms and saute in sesame oil for a few minute son high heat until liquid released. Add terriyaki sauce so mushrooms are coated, cook a few minutes until all the sauce is absorbed. Chop up spring onion and radish, shell edamame.
When the rice is almost done, fry an egg, leaving the yolk runny. Place rice in a bowl and place sections of edamame, spring onion, kale, mushrooms, radishes, and asparagus. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and soy sauce, and place egg on top.
You may notice there are a lot more photos in this post, that’s because I wanted to show of my new bowl that I bought at TJ Maxx (!!)