Friday, June 24, 2011

Arame Bowl

I made another Bowl from Appetite for Reduction tonight. Tonight's rendition was the Nori Bowl, which Isa lists as brown rice, steamed broccoli, azuki beans, Carrot-Ginger Dressing, and shredded nori. Since I had leftover Carrot-Ginger Dressing from the other night, throwing this bowl together was a breeze. All I really had to do was cook up some brown rice, steam some frozen veggies, and find a substitute for nori, since my hubby doesn't like it :) I had a bag of arame in the pantry, so I soaked a big handful for about 5 minutes, drained it, and boom, it was ready to go.

I assembled my bowls as follows: some torn baby spinach, then brown basmati rice, steamed stir-fry veggies (I used a 1-lb mix from Trader Joe's that had broccoli, red pepper, onion, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, water chestnuts, and baby corn), azuki beans, arame, and the Carrot-Ginger dressing:
 Before I mixed 'em all up:
 Post-mixing, with my chopsticks (sorry for the bad lighting):
It was pretty yummy - not my favorite, but nice and healthy. Sometimes I don't care so much if something is super tasty, as long as it is healthy and nutritious. This one definitely fit the bill. My son even ate a few strands of arame, which is cool. I was prepared to tell him it was "black spaghetti," but I didn't have to resort to that! :)


Hannah said...

This dish is making me so hungry... I'm a big fan of seaweed, so I'm always thrilled to have a new recipe to try. I can't believe I haven't made this yet, since I do have the book! I must go bookmark the page asap...

Bethany said...

Hannah, I am a big fan of Isa's bowl recipes in AFR! It's such a simple but brilliant idea to make a bowl for dinner. I'd never done it before, but I'm making them all the time now. I'm sure you'll love this one! And thanks for commenting...I didn't think anyone was reading my blog, and I'm so honored to have someone like you "stopping by!" :)