Deconstructed Vegan Sushi Bowl

Photo: Chelsey Amer

If you want the salty and savory umami flavors that sushi provides — nourishing edamame to start, filling and hearty rice, saltwater seaweed, creamy avocado and crave-worthy soy sauce — without the bill that goes along with it, try this Deconstructed Vegan Sushi Bowl. In minutes, you get a sushi-esque meal without having to learn the art of rolling sushi at home!


Deconstructed Vegan Sushi Bowl

Recipe by Chelsey Amer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 3 sheets nori
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • ½ English cucumber, julienned
  • ½ cup fresh shelled edamame (or, use thawed or cooked frozen)
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • ½ sweet potato, steamed or roasted
  • ½ cup snow peas, raw or sautéed
  • Soy sauce, tamari or liquid aminos, for serving

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cauliflower rice, nori, avocado, cucumber, edamame, bean sprouts, sweet potato and snow peas. Depending on your preference, include ingredients separately or toss them together.
  2. Serve with sauce of choice on the side. Serves 1.

Cooking Notes

  • To make fresh cauliflower rice, cut 1 head of cauliflower into florets. Place florets in a food processor and pulse until desired rice-like consistency forms. You can eat cauliflower rice raw. Or, cook cauliflower rice over medium heat in a skillet that has been lightly coated with olive oil or sesame oil, for about 5 minutes. Serve warm. Alternatively, purchase frozen cauliflower rice and prepare according to package instructions.
  • A note on food safety for bean sprouts: Raw bean sprouts may be unsafe for consumption, particularly for immune-compromised individuals, older adults, children and pregnant women. Please check with your healthcare provider before consumption.
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Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN
Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN is a New York City-based registered dietitian nutritionist specializing in weight management, food allergies and intolerances. When not helping clients, she is developing tasty, food-allergy friendly and mostly vegetarian recipes and photographing every bite for her healthy food blog, CitNutritionally.com.