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Salmon and green tea rice bowl


275g (1 1/4 cups) sushi rice, rinsed

310ml (1 1/4 cups) water

3 teaspoons finely grated ginger

1 Tablespoon sushi seasoning

3 green shallots, thinly sliced diagonally

1 Tablespoon Lee Kum Kee Gluten free Soy sauce, & extra to serve

1 teaspoon wasabi paste

1 teaspoon sesame oil, & extra to drizzle

600ml boiling water

1/2 sheet nori (seaweed) thinly sliced

2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted


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Step 1: Place the rice, water and ginger in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Cook, covered, for 7-8 minutes or until just tender. Stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Stir in the sushi seasoning and 3/4 of the shallots.

Step 2: Meanwhile, combine the soy sauce, wasabi and half the sesame oil in a bowl. Add salmon. Turn to coat. Heat remaining oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-low heat. Cook salmon, turning, for 6 minutes for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Set aside to rest for 2 minutes.

Step 3: Meanwhile, place green tea bags in a heat-proof jug. Pour over boiling water. Set aside for 2 minutes to allow flavour to develop, Discard tea bags.

Step 4: Divide rice among bowls. Coarsely flake salmon and divide among bowls. Serve with greens and a drizzle of extra soy sauce and sesame oil.


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