I’ve been having “Poké bowls” for years now & everyone has finally caught on to how good they are! Poké (pronounced POH-keh) is a blend of traditional Hawaiian & Japanese cuisine. It’s like a deconstructed sushi bowl with raw fish, lots delicious salad veggies & special extras that give rise to amazing flavours!
As a dietitian, I love Poké bowls because they are so healthy! They are high in lean protein & healthy fats from the fish, sesame seeds & beens, packed full of fiber from all the veggies & wholegrains & loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! Poké bowls are significantly lower in calories than many other takeaway options, so they’re a great choice if your watching your weight too!
Here is my version of a homemade Poké bowl. I’ve given a few different options for ingredients depending on what you’ve got at home & your taste preferences. You can mix and match any extras into this you like as well.
Ingredients – makes 2 Poké bowls
- 300g sashimi-grade tuna / salmon / kingfish OR 300g smoked salmon / trout (I didn’t have sashimi fish so I used the smoked trout), chopped
- 1 cup brown rice or quinoa, uncooked
- 2 cups baby spinach, shredded
- 1 avocado, cubed
- 1 large cucumber, diced
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 sheets sushi seaweed, shredded
- 2 tbs pine nuts
- 1/4 cup fresh coriander, chopped
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 4 tbs shredded coconut
- 1tbs sweet chilli sauce
- 2tbs gari (sushi ginger)
- 1tbs chilli flakes
1. Cook brown rice / quinoa.
2. While rice is cooking, place diced fish in bowl with soy sauce & place in fridge.
3. Cook onion on fry pan. Add pine nuts & brown.
4. Once rice is cooked, remove from heat, place in bowl & stir through sushi vinegar. Cool in fridge.
4. In your 2 serving bowls, place rice, then add spinach, onion, pine nuts, cucumber, avocado & fish.
5. Sprinkle with seaweed, coriander, chilli & ginger, sesame seeds & coconut. Enjoy.