rice snacks for ultra running or cycling
The Zu is integral to sushi rice. Each chef has their own blend. I was recently talking with @jasonkoop and the topic of training food for ultra running came up. Rice isn’t new or novel but I commented that the current recipes were lacking.
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I say this because after making 50# of rice a day in a Japanese private college I learned a lot about rice. Interested yet? Read on.
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Why would you find this useful? I would make rice snacks for cyclists and sell them locally. Everyone had tried the popular versions from books but found tiny things missing.
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I started making a version and blew minds with flavors like basil blueberry.
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But it wasn’t the creative flavors that were winning the day, it was the ZU, the special sauce if you would that made the rice snacks 200% better.
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Now I don’t recommend using a traditional ZU on your training rice, but you can benefit from the idea of lightly sugared and salted with a touch of vinegar. Next time you make a batch give it some thought.
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The vinegar, salt and sugar also act as an anti-microbial. More palatable, fuel and electrolyte, bit safer = Win-Win-Win.
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Coming from a professional chef background and being a dietitian has it’s perks. The fuel you need to succeed!
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