A sushi bowl is a great alternative to a sushi roll. And way easier to prepare for yourself. The healthy and delicious lunch you were craving for.
Sushi, you like it or you hate it. Given my post today, you can already see in which category I choose.
In my youth, sushi was a very unknown dish to us and it seemed incredibly disgusting to me. Raw fish in a rice roll. That could never taste great.
When I got a little older and often went out to dinner with my, later to be, husband, we also went to Japanese restaurants and I became so fond of the warm dishes that I didn't even try out sushi once.
Until, at some point, I put my teeth in a sushi roll. I don't even know exactly when that happened, but since then I have been sold. Really you can wake me up for sushi at night. I have even taken a sushi roll course. But, and that's the only thing, I think it's quite a hassle to make it myself. Somehow it seems (almost) impossible to make the perfect wrap. So for me the sushi bowl is really a solution. You've got the taste, without the rolling.
With this month's food blog swap I was assigned the blog of culi-sandra and she has several bowls on her site. In addition to all kinds of other delicious recipes, which all seemed very tasty to me, I came across the bowls and I was spontaneously sold.
So this month I make a sushi bowl. And because I like to make it as easy as possible for myself, I prefer to choose ingredients that are readily available: smoked salmon instead of sushi tuna. I have not pureed the avocado either, because it may look nice, but it doesn't add any extra flavor (and I actually find chopped avocado so colorful). I made the sushi rice the night before and then cooled it in the refrigerator. I like it best when it's cold. After that I prepared the bowl itself in just under five minutes (the photography took almost longer).
What I found to be so delicious about this bowl is that the salty soft salmon and the creamy avocado combine well with the peppery radish and the slightly sweet sushi rice. So you get a true taste explosion in your mouth and that almost every bite you take. And now that I write this I almost want to put together such a delicious bowl again. Maybe an idea for tomorrow's lunch?
It's a good taste!
Sushi bowl with smoked
Sushi bowl with smoked salmon
This recipe is:
- 250 grams sushi rice
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons Japanese soy sauce
- 1/2 avocado
- 3 radishes
- 100 grams smoked salmon cubes
- Cook the sushi rice according to the directions on the package. Then leave for 10 minutes with the lid on.
- Add the rice vinegar, sugar and soy sauce and stir well.
- Put in the refrigerator and let it cool.
- Peel the avocado and cut into cubes.
- Wash the radishes and cut into wafer-thin slices.
- Divide the rice between the bowls and do the same for the avocado, radish and smoked salmon.
- Garnish with whole nori sheets (in pieceand (blacsesame seeds.
- Relax and enjoy!