Special Diet

Ingredients
  • 225 g (7½ oz) Japanese sushi or glutinous rice
  • 2 tablespoons black or white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon groundnut or vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 4 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 25 g (1 oz) pickled Japanese ginger
  • 2 sheets of roasted nori (seaweed)
Directions

Put the rice in a saucepan with 400 ml (14 fl oz) water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes until all the water is absorbed. Cover the pan and set aside for a further 5 minutes, until the rice is cooked.

Meanwhile, put the sesame seeds and salt in a frying pan and heat gently for about 2 minutes until the seeds are toasted. Remove and set aside.

Heat the oil in the pan, add the eggs and cook gently until just firm. Slide the omelette on to a plate, roll it up and cut it across into shreds.

Transfer the cooked rice to a bowl and stir in the spring onions, chilli, rice vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, ginger and half the toasted sesame seeds. Crumble 1 sheet of nori over the rice and stir in with the omelette shreds.

Transfer to a serving dish. Crumble the remaining nori over the rice, scatter with the remaining toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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