Hijiki Rice Salad

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 45mins




  • Soak the hijiki in cool water for 1 hour, then drain it.
  • Bring the water and 1/2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a medium saucepan, add rice. Turn heat down to low, and cover pan. Simmer rice 20 minutes.
  • Whle rice simmers, cook the hijiki: In a saucepan, cover the hijiki generously with water. Simmer it over mdium low heat for 15-20 minutes, or until hijiki is tender. Drain and rinse hijiki under cold water.
  • Now toast the sesame seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until they brown lightly. Move the seeds to a plate to cool.
  • Mix the scallions, snow peas, and carrot in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine the ginger, vinegar, honey, and oil, whisking to mix.
  • Add the warm cooked rice to the vegetables. Add the cool hijiki and the vinaigrette. Toss well, add the sesame seeds, the remaining 1/4 teaspoons salt and pepper, if using. Toss again.
  • Serve the salad warm, or chill it for 1 hour first. It will keep in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days. Enjoy!
  • For Vegan option use a Vegan sugar or honey sub.