Clean eating involves eating healthy, unprocessed, whole foods that are in as close to their natural state as possible. Japanese cuisine is the epitome of clean eating due to its emphasis on fresh produce and minimal alteration with overpowering ingredients like spices and sauces, and of course, exquisite, visually pleasing presentation.
We went berserk when we learned how to make fruit sushi. Before you shrug and back away slowly from this exotic sounding endeavor, give it a shot after watching this video:
Follow the directions to duplicate this experience at home.
- 1 1/2 cups of sushi rice
- 2 cups of water
- 3 tbsp of sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Take all the ingredients and cook them together for 20 minutes till you get a smooth, uniformly sticky paste.
- Spread this sticky rice paste evenly in a thick flat layer and place any combination of fruit across the bottom.
- Now gently pick up the edge of the mat and the wax paper together, and start to roll away from you, till you get a tightly packed sushi roll.
- Now drape some soft slices of another fruit or roll in some toasted coconut flakes.
- Cut into sections just like you would with regular sushi.
- Shape the rest of the sweet rice mixture into nigiri and top with the fruit 'sashimi'.
Serve these slightly cold for a tasty snack or little appetizers at your next party, and sit back and wait for the compliments to ‘roll’ in. (Sorry, we just couldn’t resist that one.)