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Poke Bowls


So, unless you live in a hole in the ground, a vampires coffin or have spent the last 5 years inhabiting Narnia... then you have probably heard of Poke Bowls. They're amazing; fresh, healthy and delicious (obviously). The cherry on top is that there isn't any real cooking. PLUS, you can pick your own flavors. It is like a buffet of scrumptious-nicity. So my flavor picks include seasoned white sushi rice, smoked salmon and spicy ahi poke, nori, shaved carrots, julienne-d English cucumbers, cilantro, avocado, mango and edamame. They also contain soy sauce and Sriracha Mayonnaise. You could easily use red or green onion, cabbage, radish, jalapenos, bell peppers or pretty much anything that "works" with your general Asian food profiles.

I feel so silly even calling this a recipe. I do not have specific quantities, measurements or even an exact ingredient list to follow. But it was just TOO good not to share!

I also kind of lucked out on the poke. We currently live in Honolulu, Hawaii. My grocery store carries fresh poke in many varieties. If you are more central US located, this may be an issue. Just find some sashimi grade ahi or some smoked salmon and google how to make poke. (Yes, I know I am a food blog and thats MY job. But my life is complicated enough. Kindly, respectfully, go use google if you don't have access to poke.) There is also pickled octopus and soooooo many more choices to chose from for your main protein. It wouldn't be a poke bowl, but you could even use chicken or steak if you tend to shy away from seafood.

Ingredients:

Poke (1/4 -1/2 cup per serving)

Seasoned Sushi Rice (1/2 cup per serving) *

pretty much chose from the following:

Sriracha Mayonnaise

Nori (dried seaweed)

Mango

Avocado

Edamame

Cilantro

Shredded/Shaved Carrots

Diced, Julienne-d English Cucumber

pickled ginger

Green Onion

Red/White Onion

Shredded Cabbage

Julienne-d bell peppers

things I don't even know about

probably not shoe leather

maybe skip any form of road kill

Seriously, just start with rice, add a protein, a "sauce" or two and 4-6 "toppings". Enjoy!!! It is like the Asian entree of ice cream Sundays! Maybe. Ish

*sushi rice

We make our rice in a rice cooker. The following quantities will be dependent upon how many you wish to serve. But for sushi rice you are looking for equal parts white rice an water. For every 1 cup white rice (and 1 cup water), you will want to add a mixture of 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Once the rice has cooked, add the other ingredients and mix well.

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