Seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh fish, sticky rice and a little help from the store make this dish a staple in our home. If you ask me, summertime dinners should be colorful, light, refreshing and involve little cooking.. this poke bowl checks all the boxes.
The only thing you need to cook is rice which I usually precook and allow to cool in the refrigerator for a few hours prior to making my bowl. Okay, I lied, kind of.. you also need to toast your sesame seeds but this doesn’t really count as cooking, right?
Before I start making my bowl, I gather all my ingredients from the refrigerator and cabinet.. otherwise I’ll most definitely forget to add something. Then, all you need to do is chop and assemble.. it really is that easy.
I like to use both rice and greens for the base of my bowls but greens alone would work great if you’re looking for a low carb option.
add some color
I use a variety of vegetables and fruit for my bowls, depending on what is in season. I love adding cucumbers, radishes, avocados and mango – simply dice all and arrange in your bowl. I also add store-made seaweed salad, edamame and pickled ginger.
Make sure to buy sushi grade fish! I love salmon but yellowtail and tuna are also delicious. If you prefer your meat cooked, consider baking/grilling your fish or sauteed shrimp. If seafood is not your thing, grilled chicken would blend well with these bowls also.
last but not least
After assembling your base, fruits and vegetables and protein you need to jazz things up. I top my bowl with soy sauce and some toasted sesame seeds. And that’s it! Super simple, healthy and delicious.