TCU Dining Services is now serving brown rice sushi. Students can try free samples or purchase the sushi at Union Grounds in the Brown-Lupton University Union.
Retail director Rick Flores said the idea came from the dining service committee and student requests. He said that students were asking for healthier alternatives at the BLUU, King Family Commons and Mary Couts Burnett Library.
Flores added that the sushi served around campus is made fresh and daily.
The brown rice sushi can be identified by a “Brown Rice” sticker shown on the front of the packaging. Flores said Dining Services intentionally placed the sticker for students to be able to distinguish between the two options.
“We had to make sure that we had a brown rice sticker on the packaging and not just have it on the ingredient list because it looks different from regular sushi rice,” he said. “Sushi rice is a little bit brighter white so we didn’t want the impression to come across like the rice was not fresh and we wanted to make sure the students were aware that this is a brown rice product.”
Sophomore political science and Spanish & Hispanic Studies double major Morgan Williams said she was excited about the new product.
“Whenever I visit Asian restaurants I’ll typically order brown rice sushi, so I’m really glad the BLUU is now offering this healthier option,” she said.
The brown rice sushi will be offered regularly this fall.
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