My husband recently forwarded this article to me from the NY Times regarding training tips from Christian Vande Velde. While the article was informative with a few good tips, what I liked most was Allen Lim‘s recipe for sushi rice bars:
3 cups medium-grain Calrose or sushi rice, cooked
Soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos (a soybean-based liquid protein concentrate)
A handful of prosciutto or cooked bacon
Scramble the eggs with the soy sauce or the Braggs Aminos. (“The guys like the flavor of the Braggs better than the soy,” Mr. Lim said.) Add the prosciutto or bacon. Pile the rice, eggs and pork into a 6-by-9-inch pan. Pour a small amount of balsamic vinegar and soy on top. Salt to taste. Mix and mash into the pan. Let sit for 20 minutes, then, using a silicone spatula (“anything else and the rice will stick,” Mr. Lim said) cut it into 1 1/2-inch squares. Wrap in foil. Yields about 24.
As a sweet alternative, use “a big jar of Nutella, a bunch of all-natural peanut butter and the same amount of rice,” Mr. Lim said.
I love sushi, and I love sushi rice so this sounds appealing to me. I’m very intrigued by the Nutella squares too. Love Nutella. So what do you think? Which, if either, sounds more appealing to you? Once I make them I’ll be sure to report back as to how they were.