RECIPE: Poké Bowls
It feels silly even writing a “recipe” for this since it's so simple, so think of this more like a guide to building your own poké bowl! These bowls are the perfect way to eat more fresh, bright and colourful salads and vegetables as summer approaches, and are one of my go-to healthy staples this time of year.
You can make a single serve bowl, or even prepare enough ingredients as meal prep for multiple serves. The same goes for the dressing quantities - I never measure my ingredients, but just throw them in bowl and keep adding small amounts of each component until it tastes amazing!
The beauty of these poké bowls are that you can use whatever ingredients you have on hand or feel like! This is a list of the ingredients I used in the pictured bowl for some inspiration:
Chopped cucumber (baby cukes are my favourite)
Chopped cabbage (red, white or wombok are all delish!)
Steamed Asian greens
Tofu (sub with tempeh, chicken or fish)
Rice or quinoa (use microwave for convenience)
*Tip - I also like to use edamame, roasted pumpkin, roasted cauliflower, seaweed, pickled ginger, quinoa, bean sprouts, capsicum, and cherry tomato.*
You also need to make a delicious, fresh dressing to cook your protein of choice in and drizzle over the bowl. My favourite combination is super simple and tasty:
Another tip to level up your poké bowls is to add a dressing to your rice. I make mine with:
Rice wine vinegar
Now that you have all your ingredients, it's time to put it all together!
Cook rice if not using microwave rice.
Mix the two dressings (one for cooking/pouring, one for the rice) in separate bowls. Pour the rice dressing over the cooked rice, and stir through.
Cook desired protein in a pan with some of the dressing, leaving a small amount to drizzle over the bowl once finished.
Assemble the bowl with all ingredients. Drizzle remaining dressing across the bowl.
Top with more spring onion and sesame seeds.
Don't forget to take photos of your re-creations and tag me @thehealthy_lawyer on Instagram!