Poké bowl: a colorful party in a bowl

Poké bowl: a colorful party in a bowl

The origin of the Hawaiian poké bowl is currently one of the most popular dishes, and rightfully so. It's an easier version of sushi and is incredibly versatile. Thanks to the often raw ingredients, it takes very little time to make. The secret to a perfect poké bowl is the quality of the ingredients. Because it's actually a very easy dish, everything - from salmon to dressing - has to be spot on. And when the ingredients are beautifully sliced and the various layers are stacked with care, a poké bowl is a feast for the eyes. Delicious, simple, fast and brimming with vitamins. Like this colorful poké bowl with salmon. Want to know how to make it? Simply follow the recipe and this tasty bowl will be on the table in no time - thanks to the raw and fresh ingredients.

Serves 4

For the rice:

  • 250 grams sushi rice
  • 400 ml water
  • 5 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar

For the garnish:

  • 300 - 350 grams salmon fillet (as fresh as possible)
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sriracha (of another hot sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • Juice from one 1/4 lime
  • 175 grams soybeans
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 mango
  • 1 carrot (julienned)
  • 1 package seaweed salad (about 125 grams)
  • 8 radishes
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Sesame seeds
  • Chili flakes

And that's how you make a poké bowl.

  1. Thoroughly rinse the sushi rice in a sieve or colander underneath the tap. As soon as the water that is draining from the sieve is completely transparent - and therefore clean - you can start cooking the rice.
  2. Place the sushi rice in a pot with 400 ml water and bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to low and cook the rice for 15 mintues.
  3. Turn off the heat, cover the pot with a lid and allow the rice to sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in another pot, heat the rice vinegar together with the salt and granulated sugar, until the sugar has dissolved. This is the dressing for the rice. Pour the dressing over the rice and stir a few times. Allow the sushi rice to cool to room temperature. This will be somewhat faster if you use a large bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the mayonnaise with the soy sauce, sriracha, sesame oil and lime juice. Cut the salmon into small 1 x 1 cm cubes and marinate them in the mayonnaise mixture. Heat the rice vinegar in a pot with the sugar and cut the radishes into thin slices. Marinate them for 5 to 10 minutes in the cooled sweet vinegar. Cut the mango and cucumber into cubes.
  5. Scoop the cooled rice into bowls. Spread the salmon, mango, soybeans, cucumber, radishes and seaweed over the rice. Top off the poké bowl with sesame seeds and chili flakes and serve immediately.

Tip! Are you having guests over? Try placing all the ingredients in separate bowls on the table so that everyone can make their favorite poké bowl. Ingredients can include (sushi) rice, chicken, fresh salmon or tuna, slices of avocado or mango, soybeans, a yummy dressing and, of course, various toppings like wasabi, nori flakes or sesame seeds. Or opt for a vegetarian version without meat or fish and add tofu, for example. All of the colorful ingredients will create a lovely feast on your table!