Last on this list is the latest take on the iconic Japanese dish. Normally, sushi is made of cuts of raw fish set on a mound of rice or rolled with nori or seaweed wrappers. To many, sushi making and eating is an art form in itself. When eaten in normal portions, sushi is healthy.
However, sushi bakes are less “art” and more “party”. For this recipe, you need a baking dish or pan and an oven. White rice seasoned with rice vinegar, salt, and sugar serves as the sushi rice base. Next, the rice is topped with ingredients such as canned tuna, imitation crab sticks, cheese, and whatever else you may fancy.
The entire dish is then baked and can be topped with additional dressings such as mayo and sesame seeds. The sushi bake should be served with additional nori sheets and add-ons like cucumber bits, carrots strips, and mangoes.
Now, what are the health facts of trending food such as sushi bake?
While raw sushi poses some risk of food poisoning or transmitting parasites, the fish itself is rich in protein and healthy fat but low in carbs. Canned fish on the other hand still contain protein, however, its sodium and bad fat content become very high. In addition, watch out for mercury content in fish like tuna and mackerel.
While white rice has a bad reputation nowadays, eating small portions is completely fine. If you are eating a sushi bake with a group, keep tabs on how many servings you eat.
Traditional sushi and other Japanese dishes do not contain much dairy. However, most sushi bakes would not be complete without a layer of cheese. Depending on the quality of cheese you use, it adds extra protein as well as fat and cholesterol. If you are watching your calories, you may want to limit the amount of cheese you add.
The health facts of trending food listed above are just quick guides. If you want to try any trending recipe, look for ways to substitute ingredients to make them healthier. For example, swap regular coffee for decaffeinated coffee and white sugar for no-calorie sweeteners. Pair these recipes with other whole foods to get your complete daily nutrition.
Overall, these food trends are great as occasional treats for yourself and your social media content.
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