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Monday, August 3, 2020

Easy To Make Homemade Sushi Bowl Recipe

An easy way to enjoy sushi

   I received samples from VitaminSea and Jungle Straws to facilitate this post

 I love eating sushi but for the life of me, I can not make sushi. I have bought way too many products that promise me they are easy to use and make perfect sushi rolls. I have watch video after video of people making sushi but sushi making is not for me. The Oriental chefs who make rolls of sushi make it look so easy. I have failed sushi-making 101 and gave up.

A sushi bowl is easier to make

 So many years ago before Poke bowls became popular, I learned how to make a sushi bowl without a recipe. My sushi bowl creation started with my failed sushi roll ingredients that I just tossed in a bowl. Then I discovered a Poke restaurant and I learned how to make my sushi bowl even better.

A California Roll the easy way

 A sushi bowl is basically a deconstructed California Roll that is way easier to make. No more having to press the rice onto the seaweed sheets and watching it fall apart when you roll it up. A bowl of sushi takes all the flavors of a California Roll and makes things so easy. No pressing, rolling, slicing, or praying is needed. You just take the ingredients, chop them up, and mix them into something that tastes way better than sushi. The best part is the portion size. No more having to eat way too many tiny pieces of sushi.

The simple ingredients

A sushi bowl is made from ingredients that you probably have in your fridge and pantry. I like to prepare the ingredients in advance so I can quickly mix them together for a delicious lunch. The basic ingredients for this easy to make sushi bowl creation are:

Rice ~ I like brown rice as it is more nutritious but you can use white rice
Seaweed ~ I like Nori seaweed sheets but you can use any seaweed like Dulse or Wakame.
+ Avocado ~ I will use fresh avocado slices or cubes
+ Spicy mayo ~ I use chipotle mayo but you can use sriracha mayo
+ Carrots ~ My preferred is shredded carrots but I will also use chopped up baby carrots
+ Cucumber ~ chopped or thinly sliced
+ Imitation crab flakes ~ cooked shrimp or cooked fish is also tasty
+ Sesame seeds ~ black or white
+ Rice Vinegar
+ Sugar
+ Soy sauce

Fresh Seaweed

 I usually use nori seaweed sheets in my sushi bowl and just shred it into small pieces. I decided to try Whole Leaf Nori Wild Atlantic Seaweed in my sushi bowl and I was amazed at how fresh it was. This seaweed was so full of flavor and had a nice chewy texture. I also tried Dulse Flakes and this seaweed was dried and it too had a nice flavor. These were not your typical pressed salty seaweed sheets as they had no salt in them. This was 100% seaweed hand-harvest from the coast of Maine.

 Everything that VitaminSea makes comes from live ocean plants, not from seaweed that has washed up onshore. VitaminSea Seaweed’s products are tested annually for radioactivity and heavy metals, and the results are within safe levels.

Cook the rice and chop the cucumber 

 The hardest part of a sushi bowl is waiting for the rice to cook and for the cucumber to marinate. So I always keep cooked rice in my fridge so I have it for making my bowl of sushi. I will also prepare the cucumber ahead of time so it has time to soak up the delicious sauce. Making rice is easy as I use a rice cooker but you can always follow the directions on the package of rice and make it on the stove. Below is my recipe for the cucumbers if you want them to be pickled but you can also use fresh cucumber pieces.

Pickled cucumbers or cucumber salad

1 cucumber, peeled and chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon soy sauce

Combine all the ingredients in a container with a lid. Place in the fridge for several hours

Layer the ingredients in a bowl

  I don't have an official recipe for my sushi bowl as I just toss the ingredients in a bowl. This dish is so simple to make and you decide how much you want of each ingredient. Start with a small bowl, one that you would use for cereal is perfect. Place about a cup of rice in the bowl and then start layering the rest of the ingredients. Any order of ingredients is fine and you can omit or even add ingredients. Other vegetables to use in a sushi bowl are sliced red peppers, chopped raw broccoli, or even cherry tomatoes.

Coconut bowls

 I decided to use my new bowl that is made from a coconut shell. This organic coconut bowl is so cool looking and is made from reclaimed coconut shells sourced from Southern Vietnam. Usually, coconut shells are burnt once the coconut flesh is harvested but Jungle Straws instead creates the coconut shell into an eco-friendly work of art that you can eat out of. Completely handmade, the bowls are BPA free – no chemicals or pesticides are used to grow the coconuts.

Here is how I assemble my sushi bowl:

One cup of cooked rice, cooled to room temperature
One sheet of nori seaweed ~ shredded
Shredded carrots ~ about 1/4 cup
Cucumber salad ~ about 1/4 cup
Crab flakes ~ about 8-10 pieces
Avocado slices ~ I love avocado so I use a whole small avocado
Spicy mayo ~ I drizzle it all over the ingredients
Sesame seeds ~ I just sprinkle about a teaspoon
More seaweed ~ If I have other types of seaweed in the house, I like to add dulse flakes to my sushi bowl.

Enjoy the easiest way to make sushi

 See how easy it was to make sushi? You don't need any special talent to make this sushi bowl recipe and nothing is going to unroll or fall apart. Now that you know how easy it is to make a homemade sushi bowl. Now you can save money and skip the poke bowl restaurant. One bite and this may just be your new favorite meal for lunch or dinner. If you love sushi, you need to also check out how to make a Southwestern Style Sushi Burrito as this is another delicious simple way to enjoy sushi.

Make sure to Pin this on Pinterest so you can make the recipe later!


Celebrate Woman said...

I really like the dried seaweed in this sushi bowl. I would like to try out the brand featured in the post. Looks really delicious.

Brianne said...

I think that is such a great idea! I love this because I was never able to master sushi, but I CAN put things in a bowl. LOL

AiringMyLaundry said...

This looks tasty! I can see tons of people loving it. I wish I liked seafood, but my daughter does!

The Super Mom Life said...

I'm not sure I've ever had a sushi bowl before, but it looks and sounds delicious!

Fatima D Torres said...

I make a similar sauce for one of my dishes. I love how easy you make this sushi bowl look.

Kita Bryant said...

This looks like a really great bowl! I love snacking on sushi any chance I get!

Agnes Dela Cruz said...

I am also a fan of sushi, and with the craze on social media about baked sushi I am tempted to make one.

Gust si Aroma said...

Sushi bowl! I've never thought about it but it's such a great idea for an easy and healthy dinner! Yum!

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

Looks so very delicious! I would definitely LOVE to grab a bite of it. NOM NOM NOM!

CA said...

Your sushi bowl looks beautiful and healthy! I love seaweeds by the way.

Toni said...

I love that!! A burst of delicious flavors! Yum!

Alvern at Success Unscrambled said...

Oh wow!! My children and I are sushi crazy, I even had a 20lb bag of sushi rice because we made it so frequently. My son is the king of rolling the sushi and decorating the plate. Tara, I am curious what is that fruit with the red skin in your sushi bowl?

Jhangi said...

This sounds quite interesting and looks delicious and lovely too..glad you shared the way with us..going to try this first ever time soon..great work though...

latte lindsay said...

I think your coconut bowl made it look even tastier!

Unknown said...

This looks so yummy! I never thought about making it in a bowl form. That makes it easy!

Ashlyn Smith said...

I can get behind anything that deals with loads of rice! Will have to share this along to my sushi lover friends.

Jessi Joachim said...

Oh man this looks so good I absolutely love Sushi and need to make this at home ASAP

Romy Schorr said...

Yum! I love all things sushi & this looks like a yummy & easy recipe

ohmummymia said...

That sushi bowl looks amazing. I would love to have that coconut bowls :) they look amazing

Lisa said...

I’m addicted to sushi bowls, so this post couldn’t have come at a better time. I can’t wait to try this out.

Candace Hampton said...

Yum! This reminds me of a poke bowl (that's what they started calling it in Hawaii). I am in love with them, as they are a wonderful balanced food. I also love that it is so customizable to your tastes. I am definitely going to make my own soon!

Rachel said...

These are my absolute FAVORITE! It's so easy and SO good.

Aditi said...

You rightly said sushi bowls gather all the tastes of a californian roll but saves the hassle of rolling rice and all. I love sushi and this looks like a really amazing recipe to try.

Minimalist Demi-Fine Jewelry said...

This looks sooo delicious!
Can't wait to try the recipe, thanks for sharing ;)

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Nyxie said...

This looks amazing! I'd definitly love to try making something like this.

Christopher Bossano said...

I'm not sure if I can do it 100%, but I want to try it!

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