Low-Cal Wakame Seaweed and Shirasu Rice Bowl

Low-Cal Wakame Seaweed and Shirasu Rice Bowl

A quick but healthy meal! It's delicious with plenty of wakame and nori seaweed.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Plain steamed rice
1 bowlful
Dried wakame seaweed
3 g (or as much as you like)
Shirasu (boiled and dried baby sardines)
10 g (or as much as you like)
Green onion or scallion
to taste
Shredded nori seaweed
to taste
Soy sauce or mentsuyu
to taste


1. Put the dried wakame seaweed in a bowl of water to rehydrate, then drain. Squeeze out the excess water using kitchen paper towels.
2. If the wakame is very big, chop it up a little to suit your taste. I personally like to leave the bigger as they are, but to each his own!
3. Pile the wakame seaweed, shirasu, chopped green onion and nori seaweed on top of warm rice, drizzle some soy sauce on top, and you're done!
4. Chew up those bits of seaweed really well! The more you chew, the fuller you'll feel!

Story Behind this Recipe

When you're on a diet you need to think about strategies for increasing the volume of your food without increasing the calorie count. Wakame seaweed is low in calories depite how fibrous and filling it can be, so use a generous amount that you can spend time chewing on so that you'll feel satiated! It's not very extravagant, but who's needs to be fancy at home?