Make Your Own Poké Bowl at Home

Buddha bowls, Poké bowls, rice bowls…whatever you want to call them my obsession with them hasn’t stopped. 

A few weeks ago I headed with Jernell to Poke Bowl in the Vista. Well, first I went to the one in Five Points and quickly realized that location is just for take out. 

And before I even realized this was only a to-go location, I couldn’t even find the proper spot. I had to use my GPS in walking mode to find it. 

This is why I don’t go out. 

Anyways, we finally made it to the right location and I was able to get my fix. 

A week or so later I was still thinking about the Poké Bowl so I decided to make my own version with what I already had in the fridge. 

For my base I used Jasmine Rice. It’s my preferred choice (for rice); even over brown. If you want to make it healthier you can substitute it with cauliflower rice. Or use kale or spinach. 

Also, my new way of making rice is baking it. I don’t do exact measurements but I use my 8 inch cast iron skillet, and make sure the surface is covered (about 1-1 1/2 cup of rice), add about 2 cups of water (until the skillet is half-filled), coconut oil, and cover it with foil. I bake it for about 20-30 minutes at 350. 

 

The broccoli was lightly roasted and I chopped up fresh red onions. The seaweed salad was left over from another meal; but I do want to try to make my own.  

For the salmon I made my own sauce:

Garlic cloves, chopped

1 Tbsp brown sugar (if even that much) 

Olive oil 

1 Tbsp grated ginger

Juice from 1 orange (about 1/4-1/2 cup)

Place a skillet on a stove using med-high heat. Add the olive oil. 

Mix all the Ingredients to bother. Once the oil is hot, add the mix to the skillet. For 1-2 minutes, let the sauce cook at high heat then lower the temp (this helps thicken the sauce). Once the sauce is thicken to your preference, add the chunks of cooked salmon (baked or grilled) evenly coating it.

Assembling the bowl. The rice is your base, followed by the broccoli and onions, seaweed salad, and salmon. Add freshly chopped cilantro and green onions for added flavor. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. 

Shanika

Living in Columbia, South Carolina and using this blog as my space to share a little insight into my life in what I’m making on the sewing machine, knitting needles, crochet hooks, in the kitchen, and elsewhere.

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