Japanese sushi chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa came to America and forged a stunning new cuisine. In turn, that led to a celebrity following and a brilliant, globe-spanning career. But the beauty of Nobu’s food, a study in simplicity, is how accessible it is.
Not your average stir-fry: Black rice takes on a deep purple hue when cooked, and makes for a dramatic and more nutritious dinner plate. Plus, spoonful for spoonful, the dark grain has more anthocyanin antioxidants than blueberries. Japanese eggplant brings meatiness; red cabbage supplies fresh crunch.