Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

Sushi! Delicious!

If you go out to a sushi restaurant, yes you could probably stick to plain pieces of raw fish and rice, but chances are you are going to splurge and have the shrimp tempura roll. Fried, greasy, and not waist friendly.

Even if you are a good little boy or girl, it’s still white rice, so not really clean eats. Plus, your wallet will hate you when you could have just made a cheaper and better version at home!

I miss sushi, so I had to come up with a way to get the sushi taste, but keep it as clean as possible at the same time. This recipe is “deconstructed” because it’s all the parts of a sushi roll, but in a bowl instead. I’m not a sushi chef, and let’s face it no matter how hard I were to try to roll it, it would never look like theirs!

So here’s a fabulous sushi dinner, perfect for a little date night at home šŸ˜‰

For this recipe you will need:

-6 large shrimp (deveined and peeled)
-3/4 cup of cooked brown rice
-1/2 cup of chopped carrot
-1/2 cup of peeled and chopped cucumber
-1/4 cup of shelled edamame
-2 large asparagus cooked and chopped
-1/2 small avocado
-1 Tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds
-a splash of low sodium soy sauce (this is considered a clean food if you use a little bit)
-1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
-1 teaspoon of wasabi powder
-1 sheet of nori seaweed paper
-2 thinly sliced pieces of smoked salmon
-pepper to taste on the shrimp

This looks like a lot of ingredients, but basically it all goes in a bowl!

Start by cooking your shrimp. I used the olive oil here and a little pepper

Pink shrimp! One didn't make it to the bowl...

Pink shrimp! One didn’t make it to the bowl…

After the shrimp was cooked, I plopped in 2 asparagus spears (sorry I didn’t take a picture), and then chopped them up, along with the shrimp.

My rice was already cooked from the big pot I made this week meal prepping. So I just added it to a bowl.

HUGE pot of rice (yay to using my dutch oven)

HUGE pot of rice (yay to using my dutch oven)

Next chop your carrots and cucumbers

Chunks like in a sushi roll

Chunks like in a sushi roll

I then get my Nori ready. Nori is toasted seaweed sheets

I think I found this long ago at whole foods maybe? Could have been Safeway?

I think I found this long ago at whole foods maybe? Could have been Safeway?

They are hard and crinkly, so I moisten mine a little with water and then chop it up!

What the sheets look like

What the sheets look like

Add the nori to your rice bowl

Chopped up in the rice

Chopped up in the rice

Next I just add everything in (carrots, cucumbers, asparagus, shrimp, edamame)

And I splash a tiny bit of low sodium soy sauce in the bowl and stir. Then sprinkle those sesame seeds!

Looks yummy already!

Looks yummy already!

Slice your avocado and smoked salmon and place on top

Smoken salmon! So good! :)

Smoken salmon! So good! šŸ™‚

Finally prepare the wasabi. You take a teaspoon of wasabi powder and add a little bit of water until you have a wasabi paste!

Your nose will burn! Clears the sinuses

Your nose will burn! Clears the sinuses

Reminds me of the old days mixing PB2

Reminds me of the old days mixing PB2

Just place a little bit on top and you have a great deconstructed sushi bowl!

So fresh, healthy, and taste like a sushi date night!

So fresh, healthy, and taste like a sushi date night!

Up close goodness!

Up close goodness! Don’t you want to eat this!?

And then all mixed up a bit to get a little bit of everything šŸ™‚

Sushi taste

Sushi taste

The perfect bite!

Sushi bite (sorry this was with my phone)

Sushi bite (sorry this was with my phone)

So skip the restaurant and have it at home šŸ™‚

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Mike Illobre says:

    Exactly what I was looking for. Nice touch by adding the chopped Nori!

  2. Christina says:

    Thanks so much, going to make this with miracle rice and see how it turns out šŸ™‚

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