Not only is pink sushi rice adorable, but it is super tasty! To achieve the beautiful vibrant color, the sushi rice is tossed in tangy vinegar and an earthy beet marinade and then layered with fresh cucumber, bell pepper, carrots, avocado, and tofu and topped with some sesame seeds. Beets contain phytonutrients with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying properties. They are also an excellent source of essential vitamins and minerals like folate, manganese, copper, fiber, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron, and vitamin b6! This is a great recipe to make when you need finger food for a party or just want a fun dinner that the whole family can have fun making. This creative sushi looks almost too good to eat, but we promise everyone will be fighting for seconds.
Health Benefits of Beets
Beets or beetroots are part of the Chenopodiaceae family and are known for their bright, vibrant color and earthy taste. They are commonly tossed into salads and soups, pickled, or used as a natural coloring agent. Beets have been used for centuries for both medicinal purposes and as a staple ingredient. Ancient Greeks grew beetroot back in 300 BC, while Hippocrates used beetroot greens to bind and dress wounds. Dietary nitrate from beets not only lowers stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system but also converts it into nitric oxide within the body. Nitric oxide is essential for lowering blood pressure because it helps your arteries stay dilated by relaxing smooth muscles in your blood vessels and preventing blood from thickening and clotting.
Beets can also be used as a natural dye to color clothing and food! Simply cover beets with water in a small saucepan, and boil until the beets are tender and the water has been reduced. The beautiful pinkish-red liquid that is left behind is your natural dye!
What You’ll Need
- Sushi rice
- Rice vinegar
- Bell pepper
- Nori sheets
- Sesame seeds
- Soy sauce and ginger (optional)
How To Make Pink Sushi (or sushi in general) From Scratch
Source: Alison Gala/Youtube
You can add any veggies you like inside as well as smoked tofu, lettuce, nuts, and seeds. The sky is the limit!
Pink Rice Avocado Sushi Roll Recipe
Source: How To Make Sushi/Youtube
The video shows you from start to finish how to make a very special sushi roll that will stand out on a sushi platter. It is made with raspberry sushi rice, ripe avocados, and a green soya sheet instead of a seaweed sheet.
Pink Sushi Rice Avocado Stacks
Source: Pink Sushi Rice Avocado Stacks
These sushi rice stacks are bite-sized, adorable, and super tasty. The rice is tossed in tangy vinegar and dragonfruit marinade and then layered with fresh cucumber, avocado, and lemon and finished with some sesame seeds. This is a great recipe to make when you need finger food for a party.
Purple and Pink Sushi
Source: Purple and Pink Sushi
Colorful kale, sweet prunes, and tangy pickled red onion. This creative sushi looks almost too good to eat!
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