POKE BOWL

Prep Time:

30 Minutes

Cook Time:

15 Minutes

Serves:

5 Servings

Level:

Beginner

EASY TO MAKE HEALTHY DISH

Ingredients

  • Ahi Tuna. You want to find ahi tuna that’s sushi-grade. If you’re not sure, just ask your fish monger. I got mine at Whole Foods and as you can see, it was so gorgeous and fresh!

  • The seasonings. The “sauce” for the ahi tuna is pretty simple and, I’m guessing, things you already have in your fridge. You’ll need tamari (soy sauce also works), sesame oil, honey, and rice vinegar. If you want things a little bit spicy in addition to the spicy mayo, you can add a little bit of sriracha.

  • The veggies. You can use whatever you’d like, but my favorite combination is an assortment of shredded carrots, diced cucumber, and edamame. I love all the crunch and texture these three veggies have, plus they’re all different sizes which is a nice texture variation.

  • Avocado. No poke bowl recipe is complete without a little bit of avocado!

  • Mayo. To me, there isn’t a different between full-fat mayo and light mayo, so that’s what I use here. A little bit goes a long way since we just drizzle the top of the ahi tuna bowls with the spicy mayo.

  • Sriracha. As aforementioned, you can use a little bit of sriracha in the ahi tuna, but we really need it for the spicy mayo. We use one teaspoon per quarter cup of mayo, but if you want it hotter, add more.

  • Green onion and black sesame seeds. These are our garnishes and add a really pretty visual, but if you don’t have them, feel free to leave them out.

  • Brown rice. You can use a variety of things for these poke bowls, but to keep things healthy, I like to use brown rice. I have a rice maker, so it makes perfect rice every single time, but if you don’t, you can also pick up a carton of your favorite brown rice at your local chine restaurant.



Preparation

Step 1


Cook the rice. Brown rice takes a little longer to cook than white rice, so be aware of that. My rice cooker usually cooks it in about 40 minutes. You can also do this step ahead of time.



Step 2


Marinate the tuna. Use a VERY sharp knife to cut the ahi tuna into a bite-size dice. Add to a medium bowl. Stir with soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, and sesame oil. Let the ahi tuna marinate while you prep the rest of the ingredients.



Step 3


Make the spicy mayo. Add the mayo and sriracha to a small bowl. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Add the mayo to a small ziplock baggie. Cut a small piece of the corner off.



Step 4


Assemble the bowls. Told you this was easy! Spoon the cooked rice into a bowl. Spoon the marinated tuna over the rice. Arrange the cucumber, carrot, and edamame around it. Fan out the avocado on top. Sprinkle with sesame deeds and chopped green onion. Drizzle with spicy mayo.