japanese inspired brown rice salad

This recipe is inspired by lunch that a lovely friend made whilst visiting Japan last month. I can not express how delicious it was! I can still taste the yummy factor as I type this post and crave it ALL the time.

serves 1 (multiply the quantity of ingredients depending on the number of people you are preparing for)
50g brown rice
1 tablespoon of adzuki beans (that have been soaking overnight)
1/2 teaspoon of miso
1 tablespoon of tahini
1 avocado, chopped in to bite sized pieces
1/4 cup grated carrot
1/4 cup grated daikon
1 handful of nori, torn in to bite sized pieces
1 teaspoon of sesame seeds
1 teaspoon of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or tamari
1 tablespoon extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
** use organic and biodynamic ingredients where possible **

Wash the brown rice and adzuki beans in a bowl of running water. Strain. Add to a saucepan of purified water, and cook over a low heat for approximately 30 – 45 minutes. Remove from heat. Place the lid on the saucepan and leave for 30 minutes.

Place the brown rice in a bowl. Smear the miso paste over the brown rice so that it is evenly distributed. Drizzle the tahini over the rice so that it is evenly distributed. Add the avocado on top, then the carrot, daikon, and nori. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos (or tamari) and drizzle the olive oil on top. Enjoy with a side salad.

side salad
a large handful of fresh green salad leaves – lettuce, rocket, spinach, kale, watercress, sprouts – or a combination of whatever you can get your hands on.
** use organic and biodynamic ingredients where possible **

salad dressing
2 tablespoons extra virgin cold pressed olive oil or hemp oil
1/4 teaspoon miso
1/2 teaspoon unhulled tahini
1/4 teaspoon mirin
** use organic and biodynamic ingredients where possible **

Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl and drizzle over salad leaves


sesame seeds


Sesame seeds are the main ingredient of tahini. When selecting your tahini be sure to choose the UNHULLED TAHINI as it is made from the whole sesame seed providing optimum nutrition. The hulled tahini is stripped of many of its nutrients. Sesame seeds are one of the best sources of calcium out there! and are also rich in other minerals such as copper, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and iron. This combination of minerals make sesame seeds a beneficial food to eat to help: maintain healthy skin and muscle tone; prevent anaemia; provide relief for rheumatoid arthritis. Sesame seeds contain lignans which have been shown to lower cholesterol and prevent high blood pressure. Due to it’s high content of methionine, sesame seeds have been found to help the liver with detoxification. Quite impressive for a little seed.

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