Do you see this gorgeousness!? SO much colour! SO many things to nibble! SO many excuses to use Sriracha! I'll try to control myself, but I make no promises.
Many of you may know this, but for those who don't "sushi" actually refers to the rice. "Sashimi" is the word for fish. So when I say vegan sushi, it's totally legit. You know what else is totally legit? This Vegan Sushi Bowl! Gah!
Few things make me happier than large bowls of food, especially when soy sauce is involved. I swear, I could just eat a bowl of rice and soy sauce for dinner and be totally content... in fact I have, many times.
However, I don't think that would qualify as a very exciting recipe to share on this blog... what would people think of us vegans!? We need to represent more deliciousness than that. A rainbow of health and colour, by golly I think we've got it. 👊
I love how simple and nutritious this dish is. Just what I need in this January blah weather to pump up the vitamins.
If you don't have all the veggies listed, or if you think your sushi bowl would be the much better with say... red pepper and some bean sprouts, then you're probably right! This bowl is totally customizable, so make it your way. Just stick to the sushi themed veggies and you are good to go.
To make this vegan sushi bowl, start by preparing your sushi rice.
In the meantime, just chop up all your veggies. Yep, lots of chopping, but it is so, so worth it. Then just put some rice in a bowl, layer all your veggies around, sprinkle with some sesame seeds, and serve with soy sauce and Sriracha. So simple, so delicious.
Vegan Sushi Bowl
- 1 recipe sushi rice
- 3 inch piece of cucumber,, matchsticked
- 1 medium carrot,, matchsticked
- 1 avocado,, thinly sliced
- 1 mango, thinly sliced
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- 6 sheets roasted seaweed snack, (or 1 nori seaweed sheet), cut into strips
- 2 green onions,, chopped
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- Soy sauce & Sriracha to taste
- Put the bowls together by putting a layer of rice in the bottom, then dividing the veggies among the bowls, displaying them as you like. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with soy sauce and Sriracha.
Wow. I didn't expect somethig so simple to be so good. Delicious. Also tried other bowl combinations from your new book. They are amazing too. Hope you will share some more bowls recipes in the future
This was so good! It was really simple, I had pretty much everything on hand already, and it was the perfect cool meal for a hot summer day. Will definitely be making this again, and it would be easy to prep a few servings once and then eat thru out the week. It would be fun to add marinated tofu and pickled ginger too!
Tea Godfrey says
How do you prepare/use the seaweed sheets? Do they need to be boiled first? My seaweed sheets don't look edible right out of the package.
Sam Turnbull says
There are a lot of different kinds of seaweed. I'm talking about roasted seaweed snacks like this one on Amazon. They are intended to be eaten straight out of the package as a snack.
Definitely gets rid of that sushi craving in a healthy way! Think it would also be great with some sweet potato. Picky husband loved it! Thanks for another great recipe.
Sam Turnbull says
Oooh great idea! So happy you loved it 🙂
Is it me? Or are there just not enough hours in a day/days in a week to eat all the different things you want to try when you're new to being vegan? I've made so much food the last 3 weeks I need to get a lodger! (my cats are devastated by the way) This sushi bowl rocked my world, I want to eat it every night forever. Thank yoooooou!!
Sam Turnbull says
Haha! I feel exactly the same way! This idea that vegan food is boring or we can barely eat anything couldn't be further from the truth! So happy you loved the sushi bowl so much 😀
Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated says
I LOVE sushi, but this vegan sushi bowl tops anything I've eaten in any sushi restaurant ever!
Oh geeze, I'm blushing. Thank you Nicola!!! I am so very happy you enjoyed it so much 🙂
Emilie @ Emilie Eats says
My favorite meals are always when I pack everything in a HUGE bowl and dig in!! It's just so darn comforting 🙂 This looks incredible! Can't wait to try it!
Haha! I am totally with you! I have these two huge bowls (one is in the photo), most people would use for serving food, and I use it as my personal sized dinner. A trough of food is the way I roll! Haha.
I like it! I have high sushi appetite this winter, and this lazy sushi bowl - it's great idea!:) And I'll try to do some sushi bowl for my russian blog! Of corse to mention you as my inspiration!:).
Haha great! Lazy sushi bowl for the win! 🙂
Jenny Bee says
Sam! I have been drooling over your website for the eye candy the past couple months. I don't know you but it seems as if your food and soul are truly combined. I can see you going very far in this venture. This bowl pushed me over the edge in a great way so I had to send some love. Making this tomorrow! (or soon 🙂
Hi Jenny!!! So glad you decided to say hi.
Aww shucks, thank you so much! I hope I do go far, posting these recipes is an absolute joy, and when people make them and love them, it just makes me feel like a million trillion dollars! I hope you enjoy your sushi bowl Jenny. Looking forward to hearing from you again 🙂
Oh my gosh Sam! This is so delicious! I posted mine on IG and Twitter. So fabulous! Mine didn't look as pretty as yours but it sure tastes good!
I saw it Kristi! It did look so, so pretty! So happy you loved the recipe so much, and thanks for sharing it around 🙂
Tuesdays are yoyo- you're on your own dinners at my house because of activities. I know what my dinner will be! How much of a pig will I be if I make this, have half tonight and half for lunch tomorrow? 🙂
Haha! Yoyo. That's so cute. Not a pig at all! (I did pretty much the same thing, shhhh don't tell).
This is definitely going on next week's menu. Maybe with some sesame baked tofu for warmth and a little more substance (I'm a wuss about cold meals when it's cold outside). Looks delicious!
Ooooo I love the tofu addition! That sounds divine. Haha, I feel you with the cold food. In this dish you could serve the rice cold or hot so that could help make it warm as well 🙂
What's wrong with crudités?
Really...I think is unnecessary to find at any costs a relations with the meat and fish cook!
I love crudités, I wouldn't eat a vegan sushi...noway!
anyhow I'm sure a lot will like to call it vegan sushi.
I would say in this case that "sushi" refers to the flavor combination as it mimics the flavors found in sushi, particularly the seasoning on the rice, the nori, and the siracha. None of those flavors are included in traditional crudités.
Exactly Amy. The word sushi is referring to the rice, which is vegan by default. As Amy says, I use the word here so you can understand the flavours of the dish. 🙂
Cooking it's not only taste is also visual.
We first see...then we decide if we want to taste.
without the name still remain crudités...I'm sure it's possible to make this dish also visually look like the vegan version of a fishy/meaty dish!
(even if I have a problem in always finding the vegan version of something that we don't like!)
So fun! I actually just learned the sushi/sashimi difference so was super stoked to see this post!!!
Maureen Cram says
Me too! In the past when the word sushi was mentioned my brain did a fast track to smells and tastes like fish = yuck. Now i know better!
Haha! Perfect timing! Yes, stinky fish now more, just gorgeous sticky rice 🙂
what a beautiful display of healthful, delicious food!
Aww thank you grace! 🙂