This dish is the perfect way to experience sushi at home. If you like sushi, you will love this delicious bowl loaded with flavour and packed with nutritional value. Surprise your family with this unique dish and dig in!
2 cups sushi rice cooked according to package instructions and cooled to room temperature
1 carrot, shaved or cut into small matchsticks
1 cucumber, cut into half-moon or matchsticks
1 avocado, pit removed and sliced thinly
4 radishes, thinly sliced
Asparagus spears, cut in half or thirds and lightly steamed Green beans, trimmed and blanched or lightly steamed
Baked tofu wedges
Baby bok choy
2 sheets nori, cut in matchsticks or torn into confetti size pieces Pickled ginger
Wasabi and tamari (optional)
Press as much moisture from a block of firm tofu; slice lengthwise into 1⁄2” thick slices and then into smaller triangles. Top each piece with a bit of miso, or marinade of your choice, and bake on a parchment lined tray for 20-25 minutes at 350oF.
SPICY GINGER SAUCE INGREDIENTS
1⁄4 cup of rice wine vinegar 1⁄4 cup water
2 Tbsp tahini
3 cloves garlic
Juice of 1⁄2 lemon, or 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 thumb sized ginger peeled and roughly chopped
2 Thai chili peppers or 2 tsp garlic chili paste or favourite hot sauce (adjust for your desired level of heat)
Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until a thick paste is formed, adding water until desired consistency is achieved.
Start with base of sushi rice, or brown rice for a heartier bowl. Next, add each of your toppings, going for a bit of everything, or a few of the classics like carrot, cucumbers and avocado.
Garnish with matchstick nori and a generous drizzle of the ginger sesame dressing, wasabi and tamari or soy sauce. Enjoy this dish with a side salad or add chopped bok choy to your bowl to keep it simple. Top with nori and serve.
Serves 4. Nutritional information per serving:Calories 379; Fat 15g; Carbohydrates 51g; Protein 12g