So per the usual, I was a little behind the healthy-times and it took me til this year to try a poke bowl!
Yes, I know, they’ve been the rage for a lot longer than that…but alas, it is what it is! Now that I’ve tried one and loved it (and coerced happy-hubby recipe-taster into loving it too!) it’s fast becoming a regular around here. Now to get the kids to love it…they’ll eat it if I serve a bit of grilled chicken in place of the tuna for them…still a fast and easy family dinner!
What I love about this dish is that it’s NO-cook - the kitchen and YOU stay cool while you make a filling, healthy, FRESH dinner dish! And hubby loves to take the leftovers the next day for work.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
good shake of crushed red pepper flakes
3 green onions, thinly sliced
good shake of sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
1-2 ahi tuna steaks (palm-sized) - depending on how many people you’re feeding - use one steak for each person
cooked brown rice
fresh spring greens or romaine or spinach
fresh cucumber, sliced
sugar peas, sliced thin (diagonally)
Here’s how to make it:
Step 1: Mix up all the sauce ingredients to use as marinade for tuna.
Step 2: Dice up the tuna into 1 inch chunks. Marinate in sauce for about 15-30 minutes.
Step 3: While the tuna is marinating, chop and dice the rest of the fresh ingredients and begin plating (time-saving tip: I buy pre-packaged greens and pre-shredded carrots to save even more effort on this dish!)
Step 4: Once everything is chopped, spoon some rice into the bowl, lay some greens around it, then place the tuna and desired toppings over the bed of rice and greens.
I usually just lay out the ingredients buffet-style, and let everyone make their own bowl to their liking of amount and what’s in it…then they can drizzle more sauce over it!
I can’t wait for you to try this super-easy dish and then let us know if you are a converted poke bowl lover as well! Post a comment right here and tell us what you think of this fresh and easy dish!