El Gran Arroz

May 5, 2021


Samantha Horvath

Nothing sits better on a rainy day than a good sushi platter. I know this sounds a little different from my usual pasta review, however this is my farewell article for senior year. 

Rice is part of the grain family, so technically pasta is a cousin. It’s also much healthier for you than pasta is. The American Heart Association stated, “Whole grains improve blood cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart disease, stroke, type two diabetes, and obesity.” Rice also contains heart healthy ingredients such as minerals, antioxidants, lignans, and dietary fiber.  

You have this heart healthy base and then you can add whatever floats your boat to the mix. My personal preference would be a fried shrimp sushi. The refreshing, yet crunchy components leaves you with a heartwarming feeling. 

If you’re feeling more on the adventurous side of sushi, you could partake in a nigiri. Nigiri features thinly sliced raw fish laid over a cluster of sweet, yet salty, rice. Gross in my opinion, but i’ve been told that it’s highly favored. 

Rice doesn’t always have to be included in sushi, there’s many other alternatives to enjoy this healthy grain. You can throw anything on top of rice because it has no flavor whatsoever. Nothing hits closer to home than a creamy vegetable or seafood mix added to a bed of long white rice. My mom likes to make a creamy lemon sauce, browned salmon, and fried vegetables on a bed of wild rice. She only makes it on special occasions, but everytime she makes it, I eat way too much. 

I hope I was able to open up your mind to many ways to enjoy pasta and rice. Fair Grove High has been a bitter sweet experience for me and being able to demonstrate my writing to the community has been great. As always, don’t be an impasta. 

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