Make this sushi bowl at home the next time you are craving a sushi night. These bowls satisfy any sushi craving without having to go out. You can make it your own by adding all your favorite sushi ingredients!
This sushi bowl at home is the perfect way to spend the weekend. In fact this recipe is perfect for an at home date night idea. I am going to give you a bunch of variations of how to make these easy sushi bowls at home.
I have literally been craving sushi for weeks now, but we have been so busy my husband and I haven’t been able to go on a date night.
Believe it or not I used to work for a short time in a sushi outlet restaurant for a hotel in San Diego. It was one of my rotations and it was fun to learn how much of a craft sushi making really is.
The sushi chef gave me all of his secrets. Here are some of the best tips to when making sushi bowls at home.
Sushi bowl tips:
- Sushi is all about being quick and handling the ingredients minimally. The less time your hands are on the nori (seaweed paper) or the fish the better!
- Make sure you are using sushi grade fish. You want to choose fish that is super fresh and high quality.
- Buy sushi rice at a sushi store to make this dish even quicker.
- Use delicious toppings that complement the fish you use.
- Add some citrus or soy sauce to give the bowl a fresh bright flavor.
What to look for in sushi grade fish:
The fish should be pink to red in color and not brown. It should not have a fishy smell. Read all about sushi grade fish here.
It was fun to learn and fun to see all of the different techniques. It’s great to know how to make it but I honestly rarely make sushi at home. I just feel like it tastes better at a sushi restaurant.
However I do LOVE to make sushi bowls. You don’t have to use nori and it’s not even necessary to make sushi rice if you don’t want to. This recipe is so easy and curbs my sushi craving! I normally buy my tuna at Costco or Whole Foods. You want a really fresh tuna steak.
Here are some of my favorite variations.
Salmon Bowl: Sushi rice, avocado, salmon, crispy nori sheets, black sesame seeds, soy sauce and ponzu
Ahi Tuna: Sushi rice, avocado, ahi tuna, cherry tomatoes, seaweed salad, ponzu, sesame seeds, lemon
Crunchy Tuna: Sushi rice, spicy tuna, avocado, shrimp tempura, seaweed salad, carrot, Sriracha, ponzu
Salmon Cream Cheese Bowl: Sushi rice, salmon, cream cheese, crispy nori sheets, soy sauce
California Roll Bowl: Sushi rice, crab, avocado, soy sauce
At Home Sushi Bowls:
Sushi at home!
- 2 Cups Fresh (Sushi Grade) Tuna Steaks, Diced Small
- 1/2 Teaspoon Fresh Grated Ginger
- 2 Teaspoons Sesame Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 2 Teaspoon Ponzu Sauce
- 1 Lime, Juiced
- 1 Tablespoon Scallions or Green Onions, Chopped Fine
- 1 Teaspoon Sriracha
- 1/2 Teaspoon Agave
For The Bowl:
- 8 cups White or Brown Rice, Cooked
- 1 Box Pre-Made Shrimp Tempura (I like to get mine at Trader Joe's)
- 1 Avocado, Sliced
- 1 Carrots, Shredded
- 1 Cucumber, Shredded
- Pre-Made Seaweed Salad (I normally can find this at Sprouts or at Whole Foods)
- Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (Trader Joe's)
- Mix together ahi, ginger, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, ponzu lime juice, scallions and Sriracha. Set in the fridge until you are ready to assemble.
- Prepare your items for the bowl.
- Scoop desired amount of rice in your serving bowl and top with tuna mixture, shrimp tempura, avocado, carrots, cucumber, seaweed salad and everything seasoning.