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  • Writer's pictureKevin Dam

"Unwrapping the Deliciousness of Sushi Bowls: A Culinary Adventure"

"Sushi" Bowls, also known as Deconstructed Sushi Bowls, are a simple and customizable way to enjoy the flavors of sushi without the effort of rolling. These bowls are typically filled with a base of sushi rice and topped with a variety of fresh ingredients. Here's how to make Sushi Bowls, along with some tips and tricks to ensure they are delicious and satisfying.


  • Dish name: Sushi Bowls

  • Cuisine: Japanese-inspired

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes

  • Cooking time: 30 minutes (for rice)

  • Yield: 2 servings


  • 1 cup sushi rice or short-grain rice

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 1 small carrot, julienned or shredded

  • 1/2 cup edamame beans, shelled and cooked

  • 4 ounces sashimi-grade salmon or tuna, thinly sliced

  • Soy sauce, for serving

  • Wasabi paste, for serving

  • Pickled ginger, for serving

  • Sesame seeds, for garnish

  • Seaweed salad or nori strips, for garnish


  1. Rinse the sushi rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Cook the rice according to package directions or use a rice cooker.

  2. While the rice is warm, gently fold in the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt. Allow the rice to cool to room temperature.

  3. Divide the seasoned sushi rice between two bowls.

  4. Arrange the cucumber, avocado, carrot, edamame, and sliced fish on top of the rice in each bowl.

  5. Serve with soy sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger on the side.

  6. Garnish with sesame seeds and pieces of seaweed salad or nori strips.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Rice Preparation: Ensure the rice is not too hot when assembling the bowls to avoid wilting the fresh ingredients.

  • Fish Freshness: Use the freshest sashimi-grade fish you can find for safety and quality.

  • Vegetable Variety: Feel free to add other sushi ingredients like radishes, bell peppers, or sweet corn.

  • Protein Options: For a vegetarian version, substitute the sashimi with tofu or tempeh.

  • Customizable Toppings: Offer a variety of toppings so everyone can customize their Sushi Bowl to their liking.

  • Presentation: Arrange the toppings in neat sections for a visually appealing presentation.

  • Flavor Enhancers: Drizzle with a little sriracha mayo or a dash of teriyaki sauce for additional flavor if desired.

  • Texture Balance: Include a mix of crunchy and soft toppings for a balanced mouthfeel.

  • Leftover Transformation: Turn leftovers into a stir-fry or quick soup by adding broth.

With these tips, you can whip up a Sushi Bowl that's as eye-catching as it is tasty. It's a perfect meal for sushi lovers looking for convenience and simplicity in their own kitchen. Enjoy your handcrafted Sushi Bowl!

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