• Kim Campbell

Build A Poke Bowl

Updated: Apr 25, 2019

There are so many unique flavors that go into a sushi roll, beginning with seaweed, sweet rice, and fresh vegetables, and ending with sweet, creamy, and spicy sauces. I rarely make sushi, but I love a Hawaiian Poke bowl, which brings together a medley of Asian flavors and vegetables. I think Poke Bowls are even better than a sushi roll because you can choose the amount of rice, veggies, or sauce you add to your bowl! Line up your own customized Poke Bowl bar and enjoy!

Yields: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yields: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes


Sweet Rice:

· 3-4 cups cooked short-grain brown rice (or black rice)

· 2 nori sheets, toasted lightly and crumbled

· ¼ cup rice vinegar

· 1 tablespoon maple syrup

· 1 tablespoon low-sodium tamari sauce

Sriracha Aioli:

· ½ cup tofu cashew mayonnaise

· 1-2 tablespoons sriracha (Use more or less depending on how spicy you prefer your aioli.)

Ponzu Sauce (optional):

· ¼ cup low-sodium tamari sauce

· ¼ cup water

· ½ cup orange juice

· 2 tablespoons lime juice

· 1 teaspoon sriracha

· 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

Poke Toppings:

· 2 cups mixed greens

· ½ cup shredded red cabbage

· 2 carrots, shredded

· 1 cucumber, diced

· 2 cups frozen edamame, thawed, or baked tofu

· 1 avocado, cubed

· 1 mango, peeled and cubed

· 4 green onions, thinly sliced

· Garnishes: sesame seeds, pickled ginger, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges


  1. Make the Sweet Rice: In a medium bowl, combine the cooked rice with the nori sheets, vinegar, maple syrup, and tamari sauce. Set aside.

  2. Make the Sriracha Aioli: In a small bowl, combine the tofu mayonnaise and sriracha, and set aside. Note: We like to put our aioli in a squirt bottle, which makes it easier to evenly distribute over the Poke Bowls.

  3. Make the Ponzu Sauce: In a small bowl, combine the tamari sauce, water, orange juice, lime juice, sriracha, and vinegar, pour into a squirt bottle if you desire, and set aside.

  4. Prepare the Poke Toppings and build your bowls: Chop the veggies and fruit as needed and place all topping items into individual bowls. Now you’re ready to build some Poke Bowls! Place a hearty serving of rice into your bowl, then pick and choose the toppings and garnishes you enjoy. Finish with plenty of Sriracha Aioli and/or Ponzu Sauce!

Hint: For a fun and unique variation of the aioli sauce, you can also use 2 teaspoons of wasabi powder instead of sriracha.

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