Sunday, September 2, 2012
Ruby red sushi rice..... and how to track your poop
Have you ever wondered how long it takes for the food you eat to travel through your stomach, down the gut, and out the other end?
Are you sure?
Not even a bit curious?
Even if it means eating something yummy with a natural dye and then seeing your poop turn that colour??
Pooping frequencies seem to range from 3 times a day to 3 times a week. But it's difficult to know how long it takes for passage, from the time food is ingested to the time it escapes out the other end.
Beets!!!! In you enter, oh lovely beets with your sweet flavour and beautiful ruby redness.
So let's use this natural dye to track our food through our guts. YAY!!!!!! :)
3 tbsp rice wine vinegar + 2 cup cooked sushi rice
4 eggs, beaten
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cubic inch ginger, minced
3 sprigs green onions, chopped #2
3 tbsp rice wine #3
1 large beet, small dice
1 cup peas
3 bunch cilantro, chopped roughly
1 tsp salt
Cook 2 cups of white sushi rice, and set aside to cool. Add in rice wine vinegar and mix into rice. Set aside.
In a bowl, beat 4 eggs with sugar and salt. Heat and oil a 9'-pan and pour in beaten eggs. Let it cook for 30 seconds, then, using a wooden spatula, gently scrape some of the egg at one corner of the pan up and over top while tilting the pan downwards to allow the top runny eggs to run down and coat the pan. Let it cook for another 30 seconds and repeat at another corner of the pan. This creates the layers in the egg.
Once done, place on a plate and cut into squares. Set aside.
Brown ginger and green onions in a large skillet (large enough to fit 2 cups of rice) on medium heat, then add rice wine.
Add in beets. Cover skillet with lid and let it steam for 15 - 17 mins, stirring every 5 mins, to let them soften.
Add more rice wine if it gets a bit dried.
Then add peas and half the cilantro and mix to incorporate. The peas will turn a pretty purplish colour.
Take beets off the heat, then add rice and mix. The rice will take on a lovely ruby. Add in eggs and garnish with cilantro.
Take 2 big bowls of this nutritious rice and check for some ruby coloured poop!