Asian Style Very Veggie Salad with Niguri ‘rice mice’ Chips, Wasabi DressingUsing Dole Very Veggie Salad Kit
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Serve Time: 15 minutes
½ cup rice wine vinegar
2 teas wasabi powder
2 teas fresh ginger
1 teas sugar
¾ cup canola oil
2 teas sesame oil
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
1 cup cooked and flavored sushi rice2 tbl white sesame seeds
2 tbl dark sesame seeds
1 pak Dole, Very Veggie Mix
½ cup red pepper strips, 3 X ¼ inch
1 Gala apple, sliced thinly
MethodPlace the first four ingredients in a large 10 inch bowl. Slowly stream in the canola oil. Finish the dressing with stirring in the sesame oil. Season with salt and fresh pepper to taste.
Form the cooked and flavored sushi rice into small 2 oz oval balls. Mix the sesame seeds together in a small bowl and individually roll the sushi ovals on all sides with the sesame seeds.
Heat a ten inch skillet to medium. Add 3 tbl of olive or vegetable oil and carefully brown the ovals on all sides. Set aside to drain on a paper towel.
Add a ½ cup of the wasabi dressing to a bowl. Toss in the Dole Very Veggie Salad Mix and gently turn into the dressing. Plate to small bowls or a large serving platter. Add the crispy sushi ovals to the bowls and even distribute the red pepper strips and apple slices.