I did a lot of eating out this past weekend as my sister Leah was in town, so I wanted to find something for dinner that could give me a little detox from my carbo loading. Don't get me wrong, I love my carbs, and eating homemade granola and gert at the La Boulange for brunch, Smitten's TCHO dark chocolate ice cream with homemade pistachio brittle as brunch dessert, fresh fortune cookies from the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory as a pre-snack dessert, an onion bun from China town as a snack, and Tony's Pizza Napoletana for dinner in one day was awesome, but after noodles the next day at Citrus Club, I felt like I was in desperate need of vegetables and green things (pretty sure my jade noodles at Citrus Club didn't count as they were covered in spicy coconut sauce....yum).
So, I was looking for something on the lighter side and found this on Shutterbean. I was only briefly discouraged by the sheer number of ingredients I was going to have to get, but in the end I decided it looked delicious and was probably worth it.
This was actually fairly simple, as there is nothing that had to be cooked besides the rice. I used TJ's frozen brown rice that you just microwave in the bag, so there was very little effort there. This recipe does involve a fair amount of chopping, so be prepared for that, or enlist a sous chef (I wish!).
|Pre-edemame. I wanted to capture the organization before those green buggers threw it all off.|
|I guess they aren't so bad, pretty cute little guys.|
|With the dressing.|
I also topped this off with a little furikake, for extra flavor. I love this stuff; it's salty seaweed with sesame seeds and it awesome on rice (also good on cottage cheese, yeah I know, I'm weird). It comes in all different flavors, but nori komi is my favorite. You can find the whole lot at any Asian market.