Poke Bowl Recipe | How to Make Poke Bowl

Poke Bowl Recipe | How to Make Poke Bowl

2022-04-24
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Poke bowl – traditional Hawaiian dish that has become popular in recent years in social media. Poke (In Hawaiian means to slice or cut) bowl is made of marinated fresh fish, rice and veggies. The recipe is pretty simple and you can adjust your bowl as you like. If you have tasted this dish in a restaurant and now you want to prepare at home, follow this recipe to learn how to make the best tuna poke bowl.
DIFFICULTY
Medium
YIELDS
4
PREP TIME
40 Minutes
WORK TIME
20 Minutes
RECIPE CUISINE
World
INGREDIENTS

    For the bowl:

    • 2 cups (390g) Sushi rice, uncooked
    • 3 cups (720ml) Water
    • 1 Avocado
    • 1 Cucumber
    • 1 Carrot
    • 1 cup (150g) Edamame, shelled 
    • Cilantro/parsley   

    For the tuna:

    • 1lb (450g) Tuna, sushi grade
    • 4 tablespoons Soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
    • 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon Rice vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Ginger, grated
    • 1 teaspoon White sesame seeds
    • 1 teaspoon Black sesame seeds

    For the spicy mayo:

    • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
    • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
DIRECTIONS

  1. Marinate the tuna: cut the tuna into bite size pieces and transfer into a bowl. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sriracha, grated ginger, white sesame seeds and black sesame seeds. Stir until well coated.
  2. Transfer to the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile make the rice: rinse the rice under cold water and place into the pot. Add water and salt. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover with the lid and cook for 15 minutes. Turn the heat off and leave the lid on for 5 minutes.
  4. Prepare the veggies: cook the edamame in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Peel and place in separate plate. Slice cucumber into thin slices, cut the carrot into thin stirps and slice the avocado.
  5. Assembly: divide the rice between 4 bowls, top with slices avocado, slices cucumber, carrot strips, edamame, marinated tuna and cilantro/parlay leaves.
  6. Make spice mayo: in a small bowl whisk mayonnaise and sriracha.
  7. Drizzle on top of the poke bowl.
  8. Serve!

Frequently asked questions:

WHAT IS POKE BOWL?

Poke bowl is classic Hawaiian dish that has become popular in recent years in social media due it’s photogenic colourful look. In Hawaiian Poke means to slice or cut and it’s pronounced “POH-keh.” Poke bowl is made of 3 main parts: fresh fish (usually tuna), rice, and fresh vegetables. So basically, this dish contains everything you need in one bowl.

WHAT IS THE BEST FISH FOR POKE BOWL?

Traditionally poke bowl is made with fresh tuna (ahi tuna/yellowfin tuna), but there is no problem to use other fish that you like or that are available in your area, for example, salmon. The most important rule is to use sushi grade fish, that is super fresh and that’s what makes the difference. If you use fresh fish, marinate it well, the fish will melt in your mouth. If you've never tried it, it's a fun experience.

WHAT VEGGIES CAN WE USE FOR POKE BOWL?

To make the best poke bowl It’s important to use fresh vegetables. But which vegetables? The most popular options are cucumber, carrot, edamame, radish and more. The beauty of this dish is that you can use any veggies that you like or that are in season. Try to combine different color veggies, different texture and at least 3 different vegetables.

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