August 26, 2009

Veggie Sushi Bowl

I was craving sushi the other night but my husband really doesn't like sushi. Also, we've been trying to cut back a bit on spending since we bought our tickets to India/Sri Lanka and are trying to get our back deck repaired. Plus I want a puppy! Anyway, I found this recipe on 101 Cookooks and saw it again on My Daily Bread (a food blog from one of my favorite fashion bloggers What I Wore).

I didn't really follow any recipe but here's what I did.

1.) Cook brown rice. I bought Uncle Bens brown rice and make it on the stovetop in 10 minutes. This would be good with white rice too.
2.) Heat a sheet of nori (seaweed) in a dry pan and then cut up into slices.
2.) Sautee tofu. I bought pre-diced extra firm tofu cubes but you could do this with regular extra firm tofu and just dice it up yourself. I didn't use any oil according to the 101 cookbooks recipe and it turned out just fine. Just make sure you use a non stick pan.
3.) Add veggies. I bought frozen broccoli, frozen edamame and shitake mushrooms and tossed those all in over the tofu. Then added a bunch of soy sauce, some rice vinegar, a little salt and black pepper and some chilli powder for kick. I left this to cook for a while to let the flavors soaked in. Right before serving I threw the nori slices in there to mix with the veggies.
4.) Cut avocado into slices.
5.) Assemble your bowl. Start with brown rice on the bottom, put a heavy heaping of your veggies and tofu and then spread a nice pretty layer of avocado slices. Then top it all off with some toasted sesame seeds.

My husband saw the bowl and actually said "Am I allowed to eat this? It looks too pretty." followed by "Do you want to take pictures of this for your blog?". Haha. I would have but our camera is broken so I leave you with a picture from 101 Cookbooks and My Daily Bread.

My Daily Bread - Vegetarian Sushi Bowl
101 Cookbooks - Sushi Bowl Recipe

My friend Sangeetha's husband also doesn't like sushi and really needs meat in all his meals. I think you can do this same recipe and just substitute the tofu with diced chicken.



  1. this looks so yummy - i've been thinking about it since you told me about it and actually bought all the ingredients to make it! i bought chicken instead of tofu and am trying to debate whether to just cook it like you did the tofu (w/ just soy sauce, rice vinegar, salt, and pepper) or whether to cook the chicken separately with teriyaki sauce and then mix it with all the veggies. what do you think?


Blog Widget by LinkWithin