Use fresh bamboo shoots instead of preserved ones
Bamboo shoots and brown rice are good sources of dietary fibre.
Dietary fibre helps to promote bowel movement and reduce cholesterol levels. It also helps with weight management.
Use fresh bamboo shoots as preserved ones may have a very high sodium content.
As the recommended daily sodium intake is 2,000mg, this dish has a relatively high sodium content. It comes mainly from the dashi (bonito flakes are high in sodium) and light soya sauce.
Instead of adding salt, use dried or fresh mushrooms to enhance the flavour. You can also add tofu or lean chicken meat to make it a more complete meal.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (about 440g per serving)
Total fat: 3g
Saturated fat: 0.5g
Dietary fibre: 3.4g
Fiona Chia, Director of Health Can Be Fun, a nutrition consultancy